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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 113 : GAME

Subchapter 004 : WILD ANIMALS DOING DAMAGE

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 4828)
  • § 4828. Taking of rabbit or fur-bearing animals by landowner; selectboard; certificate; penalty

    (a) The provisions of law or regulations of the Board relating to the taking of rabbits or fur-bearing animals shall not apply to an owner, the owner's employee, tenant, or caretaker of property protecting the property from damage by rabbits or fur-bearing animals, or to the selectboard of a town protecting public highways or bridges from such damage or submersion with the permission of the owner of lands affected. However, if required by rule of the board, an owner, employee, tenant, or caretaker, or the members of the selectboard, who desire to possess during the closed season the skins of any fur-bearing animals taken in defense of property, highways, or bridges shall notify the Commissioner or the Commissioner's representative within 84 hours after taking such animal, and shall hold such pelts for inspection by such authorized representatives.

    (b) Before disposing of such pelts, if required by rule of the Board, the property owner, employee, tenant, caretaker, or selectboard shall secure from the Commissioner or a designee a certificate describing the pelts, and showing that the pelts were legally taken during a closed season and in defense of property, highways, or bridges. In the event of storage, sale, or transfer, such certificates shall accompany the pelts described therein. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1983, No. 213 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1995, No. 93 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 28, 1996.)