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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 113 : GAME


(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 4710)
  • § 4710. Safety zone; shooting prohibited

    (a) A person may on land owned or occupied by him or her and within 500 feet of any occupied dwelling house, residence, or other building or camp occupied by human beings, or any barn, stable, or other building used in connection therewith, maintain posters furnished by the Department of Fish and Wildlife not less than 12 inches wide and 18 inches high containing the words “safety zone, shooting prohibited.” An area bounded by such posters placed at each corner, and not more than 200 feet apart on the boundaries shall be considered enclosed land for the purpose of this section and is hereby defined as a “safety zone.” Without advance permission of the owner or occupant, a person shall not discharge a firearm within or take a wild animal that is within a “safety zone” as defined herein.

    (b) Any person who violates a provision of this section shall be fined $50.00. (Added 1967, No. 40,§§ 1, 2, eff. March 16, 1967; amended 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1991, No. 13, § 5.)