GOAL Legislation

Purpose:
Section 1 removes the limitation on the use of dogs for waterfowl hunting during the shotgun season for deer for coastal zone only.

Section 2 eliminates the limitation on not wearing hunter orange in only a blind or boat when waterfowl hunting.

H.1150 An Act Relative to Waterfowl Hunting
SECTION 1.
Section 70 of Chapter 131 of the general laws is herby amended by deleting the first paragraph and replacing it with the following:-

A person shall not, during the open season when deer may be hunted lawfully with a shotgun, hunt a bird or mammal with a rifle, revolver or pistol or by the aid of a dog, or have in his possession or under his control in any wood or field, a rifle, revolver or pistol, or a dog. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the use of dogs to hunt waterfowl during the open season on migratory waterfowl.

SECTION 2.
Section 71 of Chapter 131 of the general laws is herby amended by deleting in the last sentence the following:- “from within a blind or from a boat”

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