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STATE OF MICHIGAN

GAME AND FISH LAWS

AND LAWS RELATIVE TO

DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS

Compiled by

COLEMAN C. VAUGHAN, Secretary of State
JOHN BAIRD, State Game, Fish and Forest
Fire Commissioner of the Public Domain
Commission

Assisted by
J. GROESBECK,

ALEXANDER
General

Attorney

Published by COLEMAN C. VAUGHAN

Secretary of State

BY AUTHORITY

FORT WAYNE PRINTING COMPANY
CONTRACTORS FOR MICHIGAN STATE PRINTING AND BINDING

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

1919

JUN 29 1939

CONTENTS.

Sections.

Department provisions

1-13

Appropriations for State, Game, Fish and Forest Fire

Commissioner's Department

14-16

Forest fire protection.

17-34

Appropriation for forest fire protection.

35-39

State Board of Fish Commissioners.

40-50

Protection of fish and regulation of fishing :

protection of fish shutes..

51-52

erection and maintenance of fish shutes

53-59

fishing rights secured to the people.

60-61

legalizing use of natural bait.

62

general provisions applying to inland water fishing.. 63-76

prohibiting taking of grayling

77-78

non-resident angler's license.

79-87

spearing of cisco, whitefish and carp in inland

waters

88-89

licensing commercial propagation of brook or

rainbow trout

90-95

general provisions applying to fishing in great lakes 96-120

licensing use of boats and nets in bordering

waters

121-127

fishing with set hook lines, etc.

128-129

Removal of obnoxious fish :

from inland waters..

130-133

from Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, etc. 134-135

permitting spearing suckers, etc., in certain rivers. 136-139

Fouling of waters prohibited..

140-144

Protection of edible frogs..

145-148

Licensing commercial propagation of frogs.

149-153

Licensing fishing for clams, mollusks or pearls.

154-158

Local provisions :

bordering waters

159-189

inland waters

190-272

Laws relating to game; and birds and fur-bearing ani.

mals :

protection of game and birds, open and closed sea-

sons, etc.

273-295

SUBpension, abridgment, etc., of open seasons by

commissioner

296-300

licensing use of firearms in hunting deer.

301-312

permits to take one deer for camp purposes.

313-315

killing of deer in certain counties prohibited until

1920

316-317

game refuges on private and public lands..

318-322
licensing business of breeding and selling domesti-
cated elk, etc.

323-331

protecting deer kept within or escaped from private

enclosures

332

protecting deer, moose, elk, etc., in public parks, etc. 333-334

licensing, hunting, etc., of wild animals and birds

ecept deer and beaver.

335-343

Sections. licensing the killing of beaver.

344-352 protection of fur-bearing animals, open and closed seasons

353-357 disturbance of fur-bearing animals kept for breeding purposes

358-361 prohibiting hunting of rabbits with ferrets, etc.. 362-364 protection of snowy heron and American

egret.. 365-367 protection of deer and elk on Island of Bois Blanc.. 368-369 Dedication of public shooting grounds:

swamp or submerged lands bordering the great lakes 370-376 certain swamp lands in Wild Fowl bay..

377-380 protection against fire.

381-383 protection of fur-bearing animals within.

384-385 certain submerged lands in Lake Erie and Detroit river

386-388 hunting of wild water fowl in waters of Lake Erie

389-390 taking wild migratory waterfowl for

propagation, etc.

391-397 Sunday hunting made unlawful : in Oakland county

398-402 in Livingston county

403-407 in Macomb county and certain townships of Wayne county

408-412 Bounties for destruction of noxious animals and birds : state and county.

413-421 township

422 Bounties for killing of English sparrows.

423-426 Bounties for weasels, etc....

427-431 Bounties for killing of common rats..

432-434 Supreme court decisions. Digest of important general game and fish laws. Appendix. Index.

The section numbers in parentheses (), are compiler's sections and are consecutive throughout the book. On certain laws of a general character the section number of the Compiled Laws of 1915 is also given.

All violations of the Game and Fish Laws should be reported to John Baird, State Game, Fish and Forest Fire Commissioner, Lansing, Michigan.

GAME AND FISH LAWS,

DEPARTMENT PROVISIONS,

An Act to provide for the transfer of the powers an du es

of the State, game, fish and forestry warden to the public domain commission, and to define the powers and duties of the public domain commission in relation thereto, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts which conflict therewith.

[Act 28, P. A. 1915.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact :

TRANSFER OF POWERS AND DUTIES.

(1) $ 7466. SECTION 1. From and after the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred fifteen, all powers and duties imposed by law upon the State game, fish and forestry warden, and in force immediately prior to the time this act shall take effect, shall be, and the same are hereby, transferred to the public domain commission, which commission shall from and after the said thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred fifteen, exercise all the powers and authority and be charged with the performance of any and all duties imposed by any and all laws in force immediately prior to the time this act shall take effect, upon said State game, fish and forestry warden, except as hereinafter provided.

GAME, FISH AND FOREST FIRE COMMISSIONER. DUTIES, POWERS,

SALARY AND TERM.

(2) $ 7467. SEC. 2. As soon as practicable after the passage of this act, the said public domain commission shall appoint some suitable person to be designated as game, fish and forest fire commissioner who shall be an executive officer of the public domain commission for the purposes of this act, and who shall, under the supervision and control of said commission, devote his entire time to

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