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laws of the United States and of the State of Illinois as to the United States or State flag or ensign.

§ 2. It shall be lawful for the Secretary of State as custodian of the “great seal of the State of Illinois,” to permit at his discretion the inspection and examination of said seal for the purpose of copying or reproducing the emblem only on the same for the uses and purposes authorized by this law.

FILED July 6th, 1915.

The Governor having sailed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, and having filed it in my office, without objections, within ten days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, it has thereby become a law.

Witness my hand this 6th day of July, A. D. 1915.
LEwis G. Stev ENson, Secretary of State.

GAME AND FISH CONSERVATION.

ACT OF 1913 REVISED.

§ 1. Amends sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 21, $ 34. Fish of legal size caught with - 22, 24, 25, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, hook and line—frogs.

44, 48, 51, 55, 56, 57 and 58 and adds sections

9A, 21A, 40B, 42A and 59A to Act of 1913. § 35. Fo: with nets, baskets or seines.

§ 1. State Game and Fish Conserva

tion Commission — appoint- § 36. Whitefish and trout—lake perch.
ment—duties.

§ 2. Empl § 37. Minnows for bait.
- Inployees.
§ 39. Size of net or seines—how set or
§ 3. Salary—expenses. listed.

§ 4. When, where and what game $ 40. Use of lime, acid, etc., penalty.
may be hunted, killed, etc.—
penalty. § 40-B. Use of firearms or artificial light,
etc.—penalty—fishing in arti-
§ 5. Sale of game birds and game ani- ficial lake or reservoir.
mals prohibited—penalty.
§ 41. Size of fish unlawful to catch—
§ 6. What wild birds unlawful to kill what fish unlawful to sell.
or have in possession, etc.—
penalty — what considered § 42. Legal size and weight of fish.
game birds.
§ 42A. Possession of undersized fish—
§ 8, Bag limit. duty of officers to seize—how

length construed.
§ 9. Shipment and transportation of

game regulated. - § 43. What fish unlawful to ship at any
time—may carry or transport
§ 9A. Permit to ship game. as baggage—label.
§ 14. when and to whom certificates § 44. When and what fish may be
shall be granted. sold or shipped—five days.
§ 21. License to hunt—blank applica- § 48. Contraband.
tion—oath—see–number of
birds taken from State—dura- § 51. Words defined.

tion of license—penalty.
§ 55. Unlawful to catch or kill mussels

§ 21A. Game and bird reservations— without license—cost—use of
hunting on reservations—pen- dredge—additional fee—what
alty. - license shall state—boats—

crow-soot bars—penalty. § 22. License to fish with net, etc.— sees. § 56. Size of mussel unlawful to catch

—penalty. $ 24. Unlawful to sell, ship, etc., without dealer's license—license § 57 Commission may close certain how issued—no transser— un- areas — period — notice — penlawful shipment—contraband. alty. § 25. Fish preserves—notice—penalty § 58. Holder of license to make written —fish hatcheries. report to commission—moneys aid to State Treasurer—en§ 27. Alteration, etc. of fish license— orcement of law by commis

penalty. sion—terms defined.

ACT OF 1913 REVISED–Concluded. § 59A. Certificate for right to breed and § 2. Repeal.

sell game birds and animals—
cost–bond.

(SENATE BILL No. 439. APPRov ED JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend Section[s] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 2, #3, #4, 48, 51, 55, 56, 57 and 5S, and to add certain new sections to be known and designated as sections 9-A, 21-A, 40-B, 42-A, and 59-A, of an Act entitled, “An Act for the conservation of game, wild foul, birds and fish in the State of Illinois, for the appointment of a commission and staff for the enforcement thereof,” and to repeal certain Acts relating thereto, approved June 23, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, and Acts amendatory thereof, and to repeal a certain section thereof, and an Act therein named. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 51, 55, 56, 57 and 58, of an Act entitled, “An Act for the conservation of game, wild fowl, birds and fish in the State of Illinois, for the appointment of a commission and staff for the enforcement thereof,” and to repeal certain Acts relating thereto, approved June 23, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, and Acts amendatory thereof, be amended and that there be added thereto certain sections to be known and designated as sections 9-A, 21-A, 40-B, 42-A, and 59-A, and which amended sections and added sections shall read as follows: § 1. That within thirty days after this Act shall take effect the Governor of the State, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint three persons to be called and known as the State Game and Fish Commission, referred to and designated hereafter in this Act as the commission. One member of the commission shall be designated by the Governor as the president of the commission, who shall be the executive officer of the commission. It shall be the duty of the commission to conserve and propagate the game, wild fowl, birds and fish of the State, to secure the enforcement of all the statutes of the State for the preservation and propagation of game, wild fowl, birds and fish and bring, or cause to be brought, actions and proceedings in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, to recover any and all fines and penalties provided for in such laws relating to game, wild fowl, birds and fish, and to prosecute all violators of said statutes. § 2. To carry out the provisions of this Act, the commission shall have the power to appoint seven (7) wardens and seventy-eight (78) deputy wardens, who shall serve continuously and shall devote their entire time to said offices. All wardens and deputy wardens shall be subject to the control of the commission; and the commission shall also have the power to employ such other officers, agents and employees as it may deem necessary for the efficient conduct of its business. In addition to the wardens, and deputy wardens herein provided for, all constables in this State shall be ea officio special deputy wardens, who shall receive no salary per diem or expenses as such, but who shall receive in addition to the fees and mileage provided by law, one-half of all the fines recovered for violation of this Act in case where they have filed the complaint. - § 3. The president of the commission shall receive an annual compensation of $4,000, the remaining two members of the commission shall each receive an annual compensation of $3,000. The seven (7) wardens provided for herein shall each receive an annual compensation of $1,500. The seventy-eight (78) deputy wardens provided for herein shall each receive an annual compensation of $1,200. Each member of the commission and each warden and deputy warden shall be allowed his actual traveling expenses incurred in official business. The Secretary of State shall provide the commission with suitably furnished offices in the Capitol building at Springfield and with the necessary blank books, blanks, stationery and printed matter. § 4. It is hereby declared to be unlawful to hunt, kill, net, entrap, ensnare, destroy or attempt to hunt, kill, net, entrap, ensnare or destroy any Bobwhite quail from the 10th of December to the 10th of November (both inclusive) of each succeeding year; or any pinnated grouse (prairie chicken) from the 16th day of October of any year to the 30th day of September (both inclusive) of the next succeeding year or any ruffled grouse (partridge), Mexican blue quail, California mountain quail, California valley quail, Hungarian partridge, Capercalzie, heath grouse (black grouse), or wood cock for the period up to and including July 1, 1920; or any gray; red fox or black squirrel from the 1st day of February to the 31st day of July (both inclusive) of each year or any rail, swan, or any specie of the order of Limicolae or shore birds, excepting black breasted and golden plover, Wilson or jack snipe and yellow legs, for and during the period up to and including September 1, 1920; or any black breasted and golden plover, Wilson or jack snipe or yellow legs from the 16th day of December, of any year to the 31st day of August (both inclusive) of the succeeding year; or any mourning dove from September 1st of any year to August 14th of the succeeding year (both inclusive): Provided, it shall be lawful to kill not more than two cock pheasants in any one day from the 1st day of October to the 5th day of October (both inclusive) of each and every year. And it shall be unlawful to kill, hunt, ensnare, entrap or attempt to kill, hunt, ensnare, entrap or otherwise destroy any rabbit from the 1st day of February to the 31st day of August of each year. The use of ferrets for hunting is hereby prohibited. And it shall be lawful to kill, hunt, ensnare, entrap or attempt to kill, hunt, ensnare, entrap or otherwise destroy any wild goose, duck, brant, coot (mud hen), from the 15th day of February to the 31st day of March (both inclusive), and from the 1st day of September to the 15th day of December (both inclusive) of each year. And it shall be unlawful to hunt, kill, entrap, ensnare, or attempt to hunt, kill, entrap, ensnare or otherwise destroy any wild goose, duck, brant, coot, rail, or other water fowl between the sunset of any day and the sunrise of the next succeeding day at any period of the year. And it shall further be unlawful at any time to hunt, kill, entrap, ensnare, or attempt to hunt, kill, entrap, or ensnare or otherwise destroy any wild goose, brant, duck, coot, rail or other water fowl from any fixed or artificial ambush beyond the lines of natural covering of reeds, canes, willows, flags, crooked brush, wild

rice, or other vegetation above the water of any lake, river, bay or inlet or other water course wholly within the State, or with the aid or use of any device commonly called sneak boat, sink box or other device for the purpose of concealment in the open waters of this State. And it shall be unlawful to shoot, kill or destroy, or attempt to shoot, kill or destroy any wild goose, duck, brant, coot, rail, or other water fowl with a swivel gun or rifle, or from any sail boat, gasoline or electric launch or steamboat, at any time in any part of the water of any lake, river, bay, or inlet or other water course, wholly or in part within this State: Provided, that it shall be unlawful to kill, entrap, ensnare or otherwise destroy any of the ducks, geese, brant, coot, rail or other water fowl, or any of the order of Limicolae or shore birds, commonly known as jack snipe, Wilson's snipe, sand snipe or any kind of snipe, or any golden plover, upland plover or any kind of plover mentioned in this section, at any time for market or other commercial purposes. It shall be unlawful for any person to catch, take or kill any of the following fur-bearing animals, to-wit: raccoon, mink, muskrat, skunk, oppossum or otter from April 1st to October 31st (both inclusive), of each year. Any person or persons so offending shall for each and every offense be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than fifteen nor more than fifty dollars and costs of suit, and shall stand committed to the county jail until such fine and costs are paid: Provided, that such imprisonment shall not exceed ten days; and the killing of each bird or animal herein specified shall be deemd a separate offense: Provided, that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the commission or its wardens or deputies from hunting, ensnaring or entrapping any of the game birds or animals in this section mentioned and transmitting them to other parts of the State, where a scarcity of these game birds, or animals exists, for the purpose of propagating and restocking said parts of the State: And, provided, further, that before hunting, ensnaring or entrapping said, commission, its wardens or deputies must first obtain the consent in writing of the tenant or land owner from whose premises said game birds and animals are taken. § 5. SALE of GAME BIRDS AND GAME ANIMALs PROHIBITED.] It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, at any time of the year to barter, sell or offer for sale or for any commercial institution to have in possession, in this State, either under the name used in this Act, or under any other name or guise whatever, any game birds or game animals protected in this Act (except rabbits), whether taken within or without this State, or lawfully or unlawfully taken. Nothing in this section shall be construed to include those animals which are classified as fur-bearing animals in section 4 of this Act. Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five (25) nor more than one hundred ($100) dollars, and an additional fine of five ($5) dollars for

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each and every bird or animal or part of bird or animal sold or offered for sale, or had in his possession, and costs of suit, and shall stand committed to the county jail until such fine and costs are paid. § 6. Any person who shall, within the State, kill or catch, or have in his or her possession, living or dead, or any wild bird, or part of bird, other than a game bird, English sparrow, crow, blackbird, bluejay, chicken hawk, cormorant, or who shall purchase, offer or expose for sale any such wild bird, or part of bird, after it has been killed or caught, shall, for each offense, be subject to a fine of five dollars for each bird killed or caught or had in his or her possession, living or dead, and shall stand committed to the county jail until such fine and costs are paid : Provided, that such imprisonment shall not exceed ten days: Provided, further, that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the owner or occupant of lands from destroying any such birds or animals when deemed necessary by him for the protection of fruits and property. For the purpose of this Act the following only shall be considered game birds: The Anatidae, commonly known as swan, geese, brant, river and sea ducks; the Rallidae, commonly known as rail and coot and the Limicolae, commonly known as shore birds, plover, surf birds, snipe, woodcock and pipers, tattlers and curlews. The Gallinae, commonly known as wild turkey, grouse, prairie chicken, pheasant, partridges, quail and the Columbidae, including pigeons and doves. This section shall not be construed to apply to any part or parts of birds actually used and in the possession of any person as decorations or ornaments. § 8. BAG LIMIT.] It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot or kill, during any one day, more than fifteen (15) ducks, ten (10) geese, ten (10) brant, fifteen (15) coots (mud hen), rails and gallinules, fifteen (15) black-breasted and golden plover, fifteen (15) Wilson or jack snipe, fifteen (15) yellowlegs, twelve (12) quails, three (3) pinnated grouse (prairie chicken), fifteen (15) squirrels, and ten (10) doves: Provided, that it shall further be unlawful for any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, more than sixty (60) ducks, twenty (20) geese, or brant, sixty (60) soots, rails and gallinules, fifty (50) black-breasted and golden plover, Wilson or jack snipe and yellowlegs, thirty-six (36) quail, twelve (12) pinnated grouse (prairie chicken), thirty (30) squirrels, or forty (40) doves. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than fifteen dollars ($15) nor more than fifty dollars ($50) for each offense, and shall stand committed to the county jail until such fine and costs of suit are paid. § 9. SHIPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION OF GAME REGULATED.] It shall be unlawful for any person to take or transport out of this State, or transport within this State, any of the birds or game protected by the laws of this State, unless the same shall be pursuant to the provision of section 9a of this Act or in the personal possession of and carried open to inspection by the owner thereof, and such owner shall have in his or her possession at the time a non-resident or resident

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