An Act for the Better Protection of Wild Fowl in Carteret County, ch. 46, §§ 1-4, N.C. Pub. Laws 54, 54-55.

  • Year:
  • 1879


The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
    SECTION 1. That it shall not be lawful for any person in the hunting of wild fowl in Carteret county to use any gun other than can be fired from the shoulder.
    SEC. 2. That any person violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction in the superior court of Carteret county shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not less than thirty days, at the discretion of the court.
    SEC. 3. That it shall be the duty of the [any]1 justice of the peace in said county of Carteret, upon information of the violation of this act, to issue his warrant for the arrest of the offenders and if found guilty by him, he shall bind them over in such sums as he thinks proper: Provided, that such sum shall not exceed two hundred and fifty dollars, to the next term of the superior court for the county of Carteret. This act shall apply to the waters of Pamlico Sound and its tributaries.    
    SEC. 4. This act shall be in force from and after its ratification.”

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Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina, Passed by the General Assembly at Its Session of 1879, Begun and Held in the City of Raleigh, on Wednesday, the Eighth Day of January, A. D. 1879: To Which Are Prefixed a Register of State Officers, Members of the General Assembly, Judiciary, a List of Commissioners of Affidavits, and State Constitution (Raleigh, NC: The Observer, 1879), 54-55. Chapter 46—An Act for the Better Protection of Wild Fowl in Carteret County, §§ 1-4. Ratified February 20, 1879.