OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.
AN ACT for the Protection of Foxes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That from and after the approval of this Act it shall be unlawful to sell, or expose for sale, any fox or any fox hide in this State, and it shall be unlawful to ship by freight or express, or otherwise, or to take any fox, or any fox hide, from any place within said State to any place outside of this State. Any person or persons violating the provisions of Section 1 of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof in the Court of General Sessions, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding Fifty Dollars, or imprisoned for a term not exceeding ten days, in the discretion of the Court. One-half of all fines collected under the provisions of this Act shall go to the informer.
Section 2. That from and after the approval of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person to dig out or in any manner to take from any den a female fox, or her young whelps, or kill or in any manner cause the death of such female fox, or her young whelps, during the period of time in which she is suckling them. Any person or persons violating the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof in the Court of General Sessions, shall be fined not less than Ten Dollars, nor more than Fifty Dollars, or imprisoned for a term not exceeding ten days, for every female fox or whelp so dug or taken out of any den, or killed or caused to be killed. One half of all fines collected under this Act shall go to the informer.
Section 3. Nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to prevent the killing of foxes at any time by any person while they are in pursuit, or in the act of killing or carrying away his, her, or their poultry, and provided further, that such persons may be permitted to kill such fox or foxes within a reasonable time after the pursuit, killing or carrying away of said poultry.
Approved March 24, A. D. 1911.