Elias Dudley Freeman, A Supplement to the Revised Statutes of the State of Maine. Being the Public Laws of Maine for the Years 1885-1895, Inclusive, Arranged to Show Each New Enactment and the Present Reading of Each Amended Section under its Appropriate Chapter, Uniform in Order and Method with the Revised Statutes of 1883 Page 256-257, Image 259-260 (1895) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

  • Year:
  • 1891

An Act to Establish a Bounty on Seals: Laws of 1891, c. 139, p. 156, as amended by laws of 1895, c. 168, p. 200. § 1. A bounty of one dollar for each and every seal killed in the waters of this state shall be paid by the treasurer of the town in which such seal is killed, to the person exhibiting to said treasurer the nose of such seal within thirty days after said seal was killed. Such treasurer shall destroy it and shall then proceed as in sections six and seven of chapter thirty of the revised statutes. § 2. The carcasses of such seals when destroyed shall not be left derelict in any waters of the state, but shall be removed therefrom and properly disposed of by the person destroying them; provided however, that it shall be unlawful during the months of June, July, and August to destroy seal in the waters of Casco bay by shooting with rifle or other long range weapon, which might endanger human life, under a penalty for a violation of either of the provisions of this section, of fifty dollars, to be recovered upon complaint or indictment before any court of competent jurisdiction.