CHAPTER 29

PROVIDING FOR SALE OF PHEASANTS AND QUAIL AS FOOD

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 RELATING TO REGULATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS CONCERNING GAME AND FISH; POSSESSION OF PROTECTED WILD LIFE; PROHIBITIONS; PROVISION FOR PERMITTING HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, CLUBS AND OTHER FOOD DISPENSERS TO POSSESS AND SELL PHEASANTS AND QUAIL AS FOOD.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 721 (b), Chapter 7, Title 7 of the Delaware Code of 1953 is amended to read as follows:

(b) No person shall have in possession any game fish during the closed season for said fish, whether the same shall have been taken within or without the State of Delaware, and no person shall at any time of the year barter, sell, offer for sale or buy any game birds, game animals, or game fish protected by the laws of this State, and killed or caught either lawfully or unlawfully within or without this State, except always the muskrat and the diamond back terrapin trade during the seasons when it is lawful to have said animals and their meat in possession, and trading at any and all times in muskrat skins and other skins and in terrapin of lawful size which have been lawfully taken; and further except always hotels, restaurants, clubs and other food dispensers which may offer pheasants and quail for food consumption, provided, however, that every such food dispenser having pheasants and quail in its possession, has an invoice covering the same, showing purchase thereof from a licensed game breeder within or without this State, said invoice to have the game breeder's license number on it. Any one person who has himself lawfully killed or trapped rabbit in the county of his residence, may himself sell said rabbit within such county, not exceeding the number of twenty (20) in any one open season.

Approved April 9, 1953.