23:4-9. Trapping or shooting squirrels and rabbits by farmers and fruit growers
Nothing contained in this Title or in any provision of the State Fish and Game Code shall be construed as to prevent farmers or fruit growers from shooting, or trapping by means of box traps, gray squirrels, rabbits or hares during the entire year on the property owned or leased by him for the raising of fruit, vegetables, trees, shrubbery, nursery stock, or other produce. The person so trapping or shooting shall first make an affidavit before any official authorized to administer oaths, that gray squirrels or rabbits have injured fruit, vegetables, trees, shrubbery, nursery stock or other produce on his premises and shall immediately send the same to the division, which may, upon receipt of such affidavit, issue to such person or his authorized representative a permit to so trap or shoot.
The person so trapping shall keep the gray squirrels or rabbits alive and notify the fish and game warden of the county, who shall liberate them in such parts of the State as may be directed by the division, and the person so shooting shall report the number of gray squirrels or rabbits killed to the game warden of the county in which such gray squirrels or rabbits were killed, within forty-eight hours after such killing.
No person shall barter or sell any gray squirrels or rabbits so trapped or shot.
Amended by L.1948, c. 448, p. 1808, s. 46, eff. April 1, 1949.
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