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1915 N.J. Laws 662-63, An Act to Give Additional Protection to Wild Birds within the State of New Jersey; Prohibiting the Hunting for, or Capturing or Killing of Such Wild Birds or Animals or Game by Unnaturalized, Foreign-Born Persons; Forbidding the Ownership or Possession of Shotgun or Rifle by Any Unnaturalized, Foreign-Born Person within the State of New Jersey and Prescribing Penalties for Violation of its Provisions, ch. 355, § 1.

From and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized, foreign-born person to hunt for or capture, or kill in this State, any wild bird or animal, either game or otherwise, of any description, excepting in defense of person or property; and to that end it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized, foreign-born person, within this State, to either own or be possessed of a shotgun or rifle of any make. Each and every person violating any provision of this section shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars for each offense; provided, that in addition to the before-named penalty, all guns of the before-mentioned kinds found in possession or under control of an unnaturalized, foreign-born person, shall, upon conviction of such person for such offense, be declared forfeited to the State of New Jersey, and shall be sold by the Board of Fish and Game Commissioners as hereinafter directed; provided, however, that this act shall not apply to any unnaturalized, foreign-born person who is the owner of real estate in this state to the value of two thousand dollars above all encumbrances.