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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE ACCIDENTAL KILLING OF DEER BY A MOTOR VEHICLE UPON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY.

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

Section 1. Title 7, Chapter 7, Delaware Code is hereby amended by adding a new section thereto, to be known as Section 798, as follows:

§ 798. Deer accidentally killed by motor vehicle

Any person, who, while operating a motor vehicle upon any public highway in this State, accidentally strikes and kills a deer upon said public highway shall, upon producing visible evidence of collision with said deer to any State Police or Game Warden of this State, be entitled to possession of said deer. The provisions of this section shall be applicable to deer killed by collision with a motor vehicle at any time whether during the open season for killing deer or during the legally closed season.

Section 2. Any sections of the Delaware Code or any rules and regulations of the Board of Game and Fish Commissioners inconsistent with the provision of this Act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Approved August 19, 1959.