CHAPTER 148

GAME

RELATING TO THE TAKING AND TRAPPING OF MUSKRATS AND OTHER FUR BEARING ANIMALS

AN ACT REGULATING THE TRAPPING AND TAKING OF MUSKRATS AND OTHER FUR BEARING ANIMALS IN AND ADJACENT TO BROADKILN CREEK FROM THE TOWN OF MILTON TO THE DELAWARE BAY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to trap or take muskrats or other fur bearing animals from any lands adjacent to Broadkiln Creek, from the corporate limits of the town of Milton to the Delaware Bay, or from the banks of Broad-kiln Creek, from the corporate limits of the town of Milton to the Delaware Bay, without first obtaining the consent of the owner of said lands or the banks of said Creek. The failure of any person, trapping or taking muskrats or other fur bearing animals, as aforesaid, to produce the consent in writing of the land owner or the owner of the bank on which traps are set for muskrats or other fur bearing animals are taken shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of this act.

Section 2. Any person found guilty of the violation of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall pay a fine of not less than twenty dollars nor more than two hundred dollars, at the discretion of the court.

Approved March 30, 1943.