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in connection therewith, if in the judgment of the Department such removal

, cutting or destruction is necessary to abate the nuisance effectively; and the Department of Agriculture shall have and enforce a lien for the expense thereof against the place in or upon which such expense was incurred in the same manner as liens are had and enforced against buildings, lots, wharves and piers for labor and materials furnished by contract with the owner.

$ 19. Whenever the Department of Agriculture shall find as a fact that any plant or plant product is infested or infected by any insect pest or plant disease, or is likely to be so infested or infected, in any other state, territory, district, province or country, or in any portion thereof, or in any locality therein, or that any plant or plant product, coming therefrom into this State is liable to convey infection to plants or plant products in this State, the Department of Agriculture shall report such fact to the Governor. The Governor may thereupon, by proclamation, schedule such state, territory, district, province, or country, or any portion thereof, or any locality therein, and prohibit the bringing therefrom into this State of any plant or plant product of the kind infested or infected, or liable to be infested and infected, or is liable to convey infection to plants or plant products in this State, except under such Tegulations as may be prescribed by the Department of Agriculture and approved by the Governor.

Any person, firm, joint stock company, or corporation that shall knowingly transport, receive or convey such prohibited plant or plant product from the scheduled district into the State of Illinois in violation of such regulations, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars for each and every offense and shall be liable for all damages or loss that may be sustained by any person or corporation by reason of such importation or transportation of such prohibited plants or plant products.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

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GAME AND FISH CODE OF ILLINOIS-Concluded. 88. Accessories,

$ 90. Repeal. 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 fowls, 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 Enes 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. OWNERSHIP 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, wild fowls, 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 destrov, or attempt to hunt, kill, entrap. finsnare or destroy, or to have in his or her possession, any wild bird,

GAME BIRDS.

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)

(b) NON-GAME BIRDS.

(a) GAME BIRDS.
$ 7. CLOSED 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 cider ducks until September 16, 1925.

§ 8. DOVES (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:

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 CHICKENS (Pimated grouse).] It shall be unlawful:

(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.

(0) For any person to have in his or her possession, at any one time, in excess of twelve prairie chickens.

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