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1900 Md. Laws 271-73, An Act to Repeal All Existing Laws for Somerset County Relating to Wild Fowl and Game, Birds and Animals, and to Enact the Following in Lieu Thereof, for the Better Protection and Preservation of the Same, Ch. 203, §§ 5-6

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§ 5. And be it enacted, That no person shall trace, track or hunt for any partridge, quail, woodcock, pheasant, rabbit or other game which may be tracked in the snow, while the fields or woods are covered with snow sufficient to permit such tracking; and whosoever shall be found traversing woods or fields with dog or gun, while the same are covered with snow , as aforesaid, shall be deemed prima facie guilty of a violation of this section, and shall pay a fine of ten dollars upon conviction thereof. § 6, And be it enacted, That no person shall hunt for, shoot at or kill from boats or from the shore, with light in the night time, any muskrat, or shall hunt for, shoot at or kill at night with lights any partridge, quail or wild duck, under a penalty of five dollars for every such muskrat, bird or duck so killed; and if at the trial it shall be proved that the person charged with hunting for, shooting at or the killing of the said game in the night time, was at or about the place where the shot was fired, and that he had a gun in his possession on the night in question in the vicinity where such shooting occurred, either prior to, or at the time of, or after the shooting, such fact shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his having violated the provisions of this section, and the offender shall pay a fine of ten dollars therefor.