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GAME AND FISH CODE OF ILLINOIS-Concluded. $ 88. Accessories. $ 90. Repeal. $ 83. Remittance of fines.

(SENATE BILL No. 403. APPROVED JUNE 24, 1919.)

AN ACT to revise the law in relation to the conservation of game, wild animals, wild fouls, birds, fish, mussels, frogs and turtles in the State of Illinois and to repeal all Acts in conflict therewith.

ARTICLE I.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That this Act shall be known and may be cited as the “Game and Fish Code of Illinois.” § 2. DEPARTMENT.] This Act shall be administered by and under the direction of the Department of Agriculture. The word “Department,” as used in this Act, shall be construed to mean the Department of Agriculture. § 3. DUTY of DEPARTMENT.] It shall be the duty of the Department to take all measures necessary for the conservation, distribution, introduction and restoration of game, wild animals, wild fowls, birds, fish, mussels, frogs and turtles and to bring, or cause to be brought, actions and proceedings, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, to enforce the provisions hereof and to recover any and all fines and penalties hereinafter provided for. § 4. OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEEs of THE DEPARTMENT.] Whenever in this Act powers or duties are vested in or imposed upon the officers or employees of the Department of Agriculture, only such officers and employees of the department shall exercise such powers or duties as are authorized in writing, signed by the Director of the Department of Agriculture. § 5. Own ERs HIP AND TITLE.] The ownership of and title to all game, wild animals, wild fowls, birds, fish, mussels, frogs and turtles within the jurisdiction of the State, are hereby declared to be in the State, and no game, wild animals, wild fowls, birds, fish, mussels, frogs or turtles shall be taken or killed, in any manner or at any time, except the person or persons so taking or killing the same shall consent that the title thereto shall be and remain in the State for the purpose of regulating the possession, use, sale and transportation thereof after such taking or killing, as hereinafter set forth. The taking or killing of game, wild animals, wild fowls, birds, fish, mussels, frogs and turtles at any time, in any manner, and by any person, shall be deemed a consent on the part of such person that the title to such game, wild animals, wildfowls, birds, fish, mussels, frogs and turtles is, shall be and remains in the State for the purposes of regulating the possesion, use, sale and transporation of same. § 6. APPLICATION of ACT.] It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, kill, entrap, ensnare, or destroy, or attempt to hunt, kill, entrap, ensnare or destroy, or to have in his or her possession, any wild bird, wild fowl or wild animal; or to catch, take or kill, or to attempt to catch, take or kill any fish, mussels, frogs or turtles in or from any of the lakes, rivers, creeks, sloughs, bayous or other waters or watercourses wholly or in part within the jurisdiction of the State, or over which the State has concurrent jurisdiction with any other state, except subject to the restrictions and by the means and devices and at the times prescribed by this Act.

ARTICLE 2.
(a) GAME BIRDS. (b) NoN-GAME BIRDs.
(a) GAME BIRDS.

§ 7. CLos FD seAsoNs.] It shall be unlawful: To hunt, kill, take or destroy grouse (except pinnated prairie chickens), quails (except bobwhite, partridges, woodcocks, wild turkeys, swans, pheasants (except cock pheasants), and all shore birds (except plovers, black-breasted and golden, greater and lesser yellowlegs, Wilson and jack snipe), until November 10, 1923, and wood ducks and eider ducks until September 16, 1925. $ 8. Dov Es (Mourning).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To hunt or kill mourning doves, except between the first day of September and the 30th day of September, both inclusive, of each year. (b) For any person to kill, in any one day, in excess of fifteen mourning doves. (c) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of twenty-five mourning doves. § 9. PHEASANTs (Cock).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To hunt or kill cock pheasants, except between the 1st and 5th days of October, both inclusive, of each year. (b) For any person to kill, in any one day, in excess of two cock pheasants. (c) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of six cock pheasants. § 10. PLovERs (Black-breasted and golden, greater and lesser yellowlegs).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To hunt or kill plovers, except between the 16th day of September and the 31st day of December, both inclusive, of each year. (b) For any person to kill, in any one day, in excess of fifteen plovers. (c) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of fifty plovers. § 11. PRAIRIE CITIC KENs (Pinnated grouse). It shall be unlaw. ful: (a) To hunt or kill prairie chickens, except between the 20th and 31st days of October, both inclusive, of each year. (b) For any person to kill, in any one day, in excess of three prairie chickens. (c) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of twelve prairie chickens.

§ 12. QUAIL (Bobwhite).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To hunt or kill quails, except between the 10th day of November and the 10th day of December, both inclusive, of each year. o For any person to kill, in any one day, in excess of twelve ouālls. (e) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of thirty-six quails. § 13. RAILS (Except coots).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To hunt or kill rails, except between the 1st day of September and the 30th day of November, both inclusive, of each year. il (b) For any person to kill, in any one day, in excess of fifteen *olls. (c) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of sixty rails. § 14. SNIPE (Wilson and jack).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To hunt or kill snipes, except between the 16th day of September and the 31st day of December, both inclusive, of each year. (b) For any person to kill, in any one day, in excess of fifteen Smpes. (c) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of fifty snipes. § 15. WATER Fowls (Brants, coots, ducks, geese).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To hunt or kill any brants, coots, ducks, or geese, except during such period of time as is presently provided by a proclamation of the President of the United States, dated July 31, 1918, and made pursuant to an Act of Congress of the United States, approved July 3, 1918, known as the “Migratory Bird Treaty Act,” namely, from September 16th to December 31st, both inclusive, of each year, or during such periods of time as the President of the United States may hereafter by proclamation designate. The Director of the Department of Agriculture of this State shall give due notice of any proclamation issued by the President of the United States and observe the provisions thereof in the enforcement of this Act. (b) To hunt or kill, or to attempt to hunt or kill, any wood duck of eider duck until the 16th day of September, A. D. 1925. (c) For any person to kill, in any one day, in excess of eight (8) brants, fifteen (15) coots, fifteen (15) ducks, and eight (8) geese. (d) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of ten (10) brants, sixty (60) coots, sixty (60) ducks and ten (10) geese. (e) To hunt any such water fowls from any fixed or artificial ambush located beyond the lines of the natural covering of reeds, canes, willows, flags, crooked brush, wild rice, or other vegetation, above the open waters of any lake, river, bayou or inlet, or other water course within the jurisdiction of the State. (f) To hunt or kill, or to attempt to hunt or kill, any such water

fowls from an electric, gas or steam launch, sail boat or areo or hydroplane.

(g) To use a rifle, swivel gun, trap, snare or net in hunting or killing, or attempting to hunt or kill any such water fowls. (h) To use a sneak boat, sink box, or other device for the purpose of concealment, when hunting any such water fowls. § 16. GENERAL PROVISIONs As To GAME BIRDs.] It shall be unlawful: (a) To use a trap, snare or net in taking, or attempting to take, any of the game birds named in this Act. (b) To take, or needlessly destroy, the nests or eggs thereof. (c) To hunt or kill, or to attempt to hunt or kill, any of such game birds before sunrise or after sunset. (d) To buy, sell or barter, or offer to buy, sell or barter, or for any commercial institution, commission house, restaurant or cafe keeper, to have in possession any of the game birds named in this Act, whether killed or taken within or without the State, or lawfully or unlawfully killed or taken.

(b) NON-GAME BIRDs.

§ 17. NoN-GAME BIRDs.] It shall be unlawful:

(a) For any person to shoot, kill, destroy or catch, or attempt to shoot, kill, destroy or catch, or have in possession, living or dead, any song, insectivorous or non-game seed-eating bird, or part of such bird. other than an English sparrow, crow, blackbird, blue-jay, Cooper's hawk, sharp-shinned hawk, goshawk, duck hawk, pigeon hawk, great horned owl or cormorant.

(b) For any person to take or needlessly destroy the nest or eggs of any song, insectivorous or non-game seed-eating bird, or have in his or her possession the nest or eggs thereof.

ARTICLE 3.
(a) FISH. (b) MUSSELS, FROGS AND TURTLEs.
(a) FISH.

§ 18. BAss (Black).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To catch or take, or attempt to catch or take, black bass, except by hooks and lines, and if caught or taken by any other means, the same shall be immediately returned to the waters from which taken, without unnecessary injury. (b) To buy, sell or barter, or offer to buy, sell or barter, or for any commercial institution, commission house, restaurant or cafe keeper, or fish dealer, to have any black bass in possession, whether caught or taken within or without the State, or lawfully or unlawfully caught or taken. § 19. BASS (Rock, white or striped), BUFFALo, BULLHEAD cat, CARP, CAT FISII, CRAPPIFs, PERCII (White), PERCII (Yellow or Ringed) and sun FISH).] It shall be unlawful: (a) To catch or take rock bass of less than six (6) inches in length, white or striped bass of less than eight (8) inches in length. suffalo of less than fifteen (15) inches in length, bullhead cat of less than six (6) inches in length, dressed, and eight (8) inches in length, thdressed, carp of less than fifteen (15) inches in length, catfish of less than thirteen (13) inches in length, catfish (blue or channel) of less than fifteen (15) inches in length, crappies of less than eight (8) inches in length, perch (white) of less than ten (10) inches in length, perch yellow or ringed) of less than seven (?) inches in length, and sunfish of less than six (6) inches in length, except by hooks and lines, and if any such fish under such respective lengths are caught or taken by any *her means, the same shall be immediately returned to the waters from which taken without unnecessary injury. (b) To buy, sell or barter, or offer to buy, sell or barter, or for any commercial institution, commission house, restaurant or cafe keeper, or lish dealer, to have in possession any of the above named fish, if the same are undersized. (c) To buy, sell or barter, or offer to buy, sell or barter, to ship or offer for shipment, or receive for shipment, or for any commercial institution, commission house, restaurant or cafe keeper, or fish dealer, to have in possession any of the above named fish, caught or taken from waters wholly or in part within the jurisdiction of the State, or over which the State has concurrent jurisdiction with any other state, between the 1st day of April and the 1st day of June, both inclusive, of any year. $ 20. BLACK FINs, CHUBs, HERRING AND LONG JAws.] It shall be unlawful: To catch or take, or attempt to catch or take, black fins, chubs, herring or long jaws with either gill nets, dip nets or pound nets, the meshes of which are either more or less than one and one-quarter (14) inches square. § 21. PERCH (Lake).] It shall be unlawful: To catch or take, or attempt to catch or take, lake perch of less than seven (?) inches in length, except by hooks and lines, and if caught or taken by any other means, the same shall be immediately returned to the waters from which taken, without unnecessary injury. (b) To buy, sell or barter, or offer to buy, sell or barter, or for any commercial institution, commission house, restaurant or cafe keeper, or fish dealer, to have in possession any lake perch, if the same are undersized. (c) To catch or take, or attempt to catch or take, lake perch with gill nets, dip nets or pound nets, the meshes of which are either more or less than one and one-quarter (114) inches square. § 22. PICKEREL, PIKE AND PIKE PERCH (commonly known as Wall-Eyed Pike, Jack or Yellow Salmon).] It shall be unlawful: ... (a) To catch or take, or attempt to catch or take pickerel, pike or Pike perch (commonly known as wall-eyed pike, jack or yellow salmon), “xcept by hooks and lines, and if caught or taken by any other means, the same shall be immediately returned to the waters from which taken, without unnecessary injury.

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