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CHAP. 42 'Section 13. Whoever, at any time or in any place, with any Trapping trap, net, snare or contrivance, other than the usual method of or netting of wild sporting with firearms, takes wild duck of any variety, quail, ducks, quail, partridge, ruffed grouse, or partridge, woodcock, or any bird which is in woodcock, etc., pro- any wise protected by this chapter, forfeits five dollars for each hibited.

bird so taken. Whoever kills in any manner, any wild duck of -penalty.

any variety, on the Kennebec river, or on the shores thereof, -killing of duck on south of the Gardiner and Randolph bridge, or on Merrymeeting Kennebec river, reg- bay, or the shores thereof, between sunset and the day light of ulated. -hunting

morning, forfeits twenty-five dollars for each offense; and whowith jacklights, pro

ever hunts, kills, or destroys, any wild duck, at any time, with hibited.

the aid of jack lights, so called, or any artificial light, at any -penalty.

time, forfeits fifty dollars for each offense; the having of fire-having firearms in arms in possession, in the night time in the vicinity of the duck possession in vicinity

grounds in Merrymeeting bay or on the Kennebec river, south of duck grounds,

of the Gardiner and Randolph bridge, shall be prima facie evishall be deemed ev

dence that the person having such firearms in possession is idence of intent to

hunting ducks contrary to law. hunt con- 'Section 14. The commissioners of inland fisheries and game trary to law.

may, upon application, issue a license to such persons as taxiCommissioners may

dermists, who, in their judgment, are skilled in that art, of good issue 11censes to reputation, and friendly to the fish and game laws of the state; taxidermists.

and may also issue licenses to suitable persons, whose numbers shall not exceed ten at one time, to take, kill, capture and have in possession any species of birds other than domestic and the eggs and nests thereof for scientific purposes, and for such license the applicant shall pay the sum of five dollars; but no

person thus allowed to take or have in possession birds for -fee.

scientific purposes shall sell, offer for sale, or take any com-such birds, etc.,

pensation for specimens of birds, nests, or eggs, or dispose of the shall not be offered same, by gift or otherwise, to be taken from the state, except for for sale.

exchange of specimens for scientific purposes; and for any viola-penalty.

tion of the provisions of this section, such persons shall be sub

ject to a fine of not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars. -taking of birds, etc., This section, however, shall not authorize the killing of any birds on Sunday, prohibited. nor the taking of any birds' nests or eggs thereof on Sunday; -licenses

and the commissioners may, for cause, revoke any license may be revoked.

authorized by this section. Taxidermists mentioned in this section may at all times have in their possession, at their places of business, fish and game lawfully caught or killed in open time for the sole purpose of preparing for and mounting the same; and such fish and game or parts thereof may be transported to such licensee and retained by him for the purposes aforesaid, under such rules, restrictions and limitations as shall, from time to time be made by said commissioners and stated in such orig

-may li

cense persons to take birds, eggs and nests for scientific purposes.

-taxidermists may have in possession, fish and game in open season.

transported

cense by

sioners

-license may be

violation.

for mink,

muskrat

ber 15.

and Cam

-penalty

any time.

wolves and

inal license and additions made thereto, from time to time, by CHAP. 42 said commissioners. Such licenses may be revoked by said may be commissioners, at any time after notice and an opportunity for under bis a hearing; and every licensee or carrier violating any of the commisprovisions of this act, or of the rules, restrictions, or limitations set out in said license and additions thereto, shall, on complaint resked for before any trial justice or municipal or police court, be fined not

--penalty. less than twenty dollars nor more than fifty dollars.

'Section 15. Whoever, between the first day of May and close time the fifteenth day of October, destroys any mink, sable, musk- sable, rat, or fisher, forfeits ten dollars for each animal so destroyed; and fisher,

from May 1 excepting, however, that it shall be lawful to kill muskrats in to OctoLily pond in the towns of Rockport and Camden and also such -penalty. muskrats as interfere at any time with the operation and main- -Lily,

pond in tenance of any canal, ditch, lawful dam, or cranberry bog. Rockport Whoever at any time kills or destroys any beaver, except upon den, ex

cepted. written permission of the commissioners of inland fisheries and

for killing 'game, shall be fined one hundred dollars and costs and twenty- beaver as five dollars additional for each beaver killed or destroyed.

‘Section 16. A bounty of five dollars for every wolf and ot Bounty on two dollars for every wild cat, killed in any town, shall be wild cats. paid by the treasurer thereof to the person killing it, upon compliance with the following conditions: No bounty shall be paid unless the claimant, within ten days after he has killed

:-how paid. such animal, or has returned from the hunting in which he killed it, exhibits to the town treasurer the entire skin thereof, with the ears and nose thereon, in as perfect a state as when killed, except natural decay, and signs and makes oath to a certificate, which oath said treasurer may administer, in which he shall state that he killed such animal, and the time and place, showing it to be within the state; and the treasurer shall thereupon cut off the whole of the ears and of the nose from such skin, and entirely destroy them by burning; then he shall pay the bounty and take the claimant's receipt therefor upon the same paper with such certificate. The town treasurer shall immediately make upon the same paper a certificate under oath addressed to the treasurer of state, that he first cut off the ears and nose from the skin of such animal and destroyed them by burning, and then paid said bounty to the claimant. Said certificates and receipts shall annually in December be transmitted to the treasurer of state, and by him laid before the governor and council as early as convenient; and when allowed by them shall be paid by the treasurer of state to such towns. The certificates shall be in the following form:

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CLAIMANT'S CERTIFICATE. To the treasurer of..... .I hereby certify that on the ....day of....

A. D. 18..,

at...... in the State of Maine, I killed the... ...the skin of which I now exhibit to you; and I claim the bounty allowed by law for killing the same. Dated at. .., this........ day of........A. D. 18..

. Claimant. Subscribed and sworn to before me the day and year aforesaid.

Treasurer of.....

CLAIMANT'S RECEIPT.
On this......... day of.....

.day of...........A. D. 18.., I received of ..treasurer of...

.dollars, being the bounty allowed by law for killing the..

... described in the above certificate.

Claimant.

Treasurer's certificate.

Close time for COW and calf moose.

TREASURER'S CERTIFICATE. I hereby certify that as required by law, I first cut off the whole of the ears and nose from the skin of the.... described in the foregoing certificate and destroyed the same by burning, and then paid to said.....

... the bounty for which I have taken his receipt as above. Dated at.

this........ day of........A. D. 18..

.. Treasurer of..... Subscribed and sworn to before me the day and year

aforesaid.

Justice of the Peace. 'Section 17. No person shall at any time hunt, catch, kill, destroy or have in possession any cow or calf moose; and the term 'calf moose,' as herein used, shall be construed to mean that these animals are calves until they are at least one year old, and have at least two prongs or tines to their horns. No person shall, between the first day of December and the fifteenth day of October, in any manner, hunt, take, catch, or kill any bull moose; and no person shall, between October fifteenth and December first, take, catch, kill or have in possession more than one bull moose or part thereof.

'Section 18. No person shall, except as hereinafter provided, in any manner, hunt, take, catch, kill, or have in possession any deer or part thereof, between December fifteenth and October first; no person shall between October first and December fif

-term,
calf moose,
construed.
-close time
for bull
moose from
December 1
to Octo-
ber 15.
one only
may be
taken in
onen sea-
son.

Close time
for deer,
December 15
to Octo-
ber 1.

may be taken in open sea

with dogs,

hibited.

-close time on caribou for SIX years.

section 17.

tion of section 18.

for violation of

teenth, except as hereinafter provided, take, catch, kill, or have CHAP. 42 in possession more than two deer or parts thereof.

-two only ‘Section 19. No person shall at any time, in any manner, hunt, catch, take, kill or destroy, with dogs, jack lights, artificial son.

Hunting lights, snares, or traps, any moose, deer, or caribou; and no person shall, within six years from October fifteenth, in the year jack presha

lights, of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, in any manner, hunt, chase, catch, kill, or have in possession any caribou or parts thereof. ‘Section 20. Whoever shall violate any of the provisions of

Penalty for section seventeen of this chapter, shall be punished by a fine of violation of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding four months; whoever shall violate any of the provisions of section eighteen of this chapter, shall be punished by a fine of forty dollars and costs; for viola

--whoever shall violate any of the provisions of section nineteen of this chapter, relating to deer, shall be punished by a fine of forty dollars and costs; and whoever shall violate any of the provi

-penalty sions of section nineteen of this chapter, relating to moose or caribou, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred section 19. dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding four months.

Section 21. It shall be lawful, however, for a person from the first day of September to the first day of October of each may be year, to take, catch, and kill one deer, for food purposes only, to

food purbe consumed in the locality where taken, by the person taking tember 1 the same, in either of the counties of Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Aroostook, Hancock, or Washing- permission. ton, such person having first procured a license therefor, as hereinafter provided, on payment of six dollars by a non-resident, fee. and four dollars by a resident, of this state, for the license as herein provided, and having at the same time his license in his possession, and under such rules and regulations as the commissioners of inland fisheries and game shall from time to time -non-resiestablish; but it shall be unlawful for non-residents of the state employ

guides when to take a deer as provided in this section, or to enter upon the camping out wild lands of this state with intent to camp and kindle fires to Novemthereon, while engaged in hunting or fishing, without being in charge of a registered guide, during the months of June, July, August, September and October; provided that the provisions of this section so far as entering upon the wild lands in this shall not state with intent to camp and kindle fires thereon while engaged persons in hunting or fishing, shall not apply to any person or persons grounds who while hunting or fishing, stop at any hunting or fishing by reg camp, which is owned or under the control of any registered guide.

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CHAP. 42 guide or registered camp owner. No license, as herein pro

vided, shall be issued except on a blank furnished by the commissioners, which shall have attached to it a coupon having a fac simile of the commissioners' signatures; and when any person shall take or kill a deer, in accordance with such license, such person shall, as soon as practicable, detach from his license, and

attach to the carcass of the deer, in plain sight, the coupon dated attached to

and signed, and the coupon shall be kept so attached so long as any considerable portion of the carcass remains unconsumed, and shall then be destroyed; and in case it is desired to preserve either the hide, head or horns, the coupon shall be kept attached to such parts, so long as they are preserved, and shall then be

destroyed. The coupon, when so dated, signed and attached -coupon properly

to a deer lawfully taken or killed, and lawfully in possession, attached,

shall authorize possession, use, taxidermy, or consumption of possession.

the same. Such license and coupons shall be in the following form:

carcass.

-also to hide and horns.

authorizes

Form of license.

State of Maine.

No......
Department of Inland Fisheries and Game.
License to take one deer for food purposes.
Augusta,

...189.. This certifies that.....

whose signature appears hereon, and who is.......... years of age, and resides at...

is entitled to take one deer only, in either of the counties of Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Aroostook, Washington or Hancock, during the month of September, 189.., in conformity with the law.

Void, unless signed by the licensee and in his actual possession. This does not authorize transportation or sale. Signature of licensee,

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Commissioners.

Signature of registered guide, No..

State of Maine.
Department of Inland Fisheries and Game.

Coupon No. 1.
License to take one deer for food purposes.

No....... One deer.
Date when taken....

..189.. This authorizez the keeping of carcass for food purposes only in the locality

Coupon.

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