New Jersey Revised Statutes § 23:4-45 - Deer-hunting Restrictions

23:4-45. Deer-hunting restrictions
a. No person shall hunt for, pursue, stalk, shoot at or attempt to take, kill, injure or destroy a wild deer, except by daylight on the days and at the times designated by the State Fish and Game Code.

b. No person or persons while in or on a vehicle shall throw or cast the rays of any illuminating device including, but not limited to, a spotlight, flashlight, floodlight or headlight, which is affixed to a vehicle or which is portable, on or in any area where deer may reasonably be expected to be found, while having in his or their possession or control, or in or on the vehicle, or any compartment thereof, whether or not the vehicle or compartment is locked, any firearm, weapon or other instrument capable of killing deer; except that the foregoing shall not apply to a duly constituted law enforcement officer while in the actual performance of his duties as such officer. This subsection shall not apply to the normal use of headlights on a vehicle traveling on any public or private road in a normal manner.

Amended by L. 1948, c. 448, p. 1816, s. 60; L. 1959, c. 70, p. 186, s. 1, eff. June 4, 1959; L. 1985, c. 509, s. 1, eff. Jan. 21, 1986.

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