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FOREST, FISH AND GAME

LAW

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK

RELATING TO THE

Forest Preserve, Fish, Game and the
Adirondack and International Parks.

ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF 1900 AND AMENDED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF 1901.

ALBANY:

JAMES B. LYON, STATE PRINTER.

1901.

SG2725.5

HARVARD

COLLEGE

JUN 22 1908

LIBRARY

From the bequest of

William Q

Hervey

of Brooklyn, NJ: STATE OF NEW YORK.

Forest, Fish and Game Commission.

TIMOTHY L. WOODRUFF, President.

DeWITT C. MIDDLETON, CHARLES H. BABCOCK.

General Offices:

ALBANY, N. Y.

Section 6. Traps and lights.

7. Crusting and yarding.

8. Transportation.

9. Hounding, dogs to be killed.

10. Hounding, dogs to be killed, special.

11. Wild moose, elk, caribou and antelope.

12. Black and gray squirrels.

13. Hares and rabbits.

14. Beaver.

15. Mink, skunk, muskrat and foxes.

19. Penalties.

Section 1. Short title.-This act shall be known as the forest, fish and game law.

§ 2. Deer, close season.-The close season for wild deer shall be from November sixteenth to August thirty-first both inclusive. No person shall take more than two deer in an open season. An owner may retake alive, deer which have escaped from his possession. Deer may be taken alive at any time by the commission to restock the state's deer parks. (As am'd by chap. 599 of the Laws of 1900.)

§ 3. Deer, close season, special.-There shall be no open season for wild deer in the counties of Ulster, Greene, Sullivan and Delaware before the year nineteen hundred and two.

§ 4. Possession of deer or venison.-Wild deer or venison shall not be possessed or sold from November twenty-first to August thirty-first both inclusive. Possession thereof from the sixteenth to the twentieth of November shall be presumptive evidence that

the same was unlawfully taken by the possessor. (As am'd by chap. 599 of the Laws of 1900.)

§ 5. Fawns.-Fawns in the spotted or red coat shall not be taken nor shall any part thereof be possessed at any time. (As am'd by chap. 366 of the Laws of 1901.)

§ 6. Traps and lights.-No traps, salt lick or other device to entrap or entice deer shall be made, set or used, nor shall deer be taken by aid or use thereof. No jack-light or other artificial light shall be used in taking deer before August fifteenth, nineteen hundred and two.

§ 7. Crusting and yarding.-Deer shall not be taken by crusting (so called) or while they are yarded.

§ 8. Transportation.-Deer or venison killed in this state shall not be transported from or through any county, or possessed for that purpose, except as follows: One carcass or a part thereof may be transported from the county where killed when accompanied by the owner. No person shall transport or accompany more than two deer in any year under this section. Possession of deer or venison by a common carrier, or by any person in its employ while engaged in the business of such common carrier, unaccompanied by the owner shall constitute a violation of this section by such common carrier. This section does not apply to the head, feet or skin of deer if carried separately.

§ 9. Hounding, dogs to be killed.-Deer shall not be hunted, pursued or killed with any dog or bitch. Dogs of the breed commonly used for hunting deer

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