Agriculture and Forestry

Forest Fires and Prevention

SECTION 2-12-14

§ 2-12-14. Closing of fishing and hunting seasons during drought.

Whenever during an open season for the hunting of any kind of game, or for fishing for any kind of fish, it appears to the governor that by reason of extreme drought the presence of hunters and persons fishing is likely to cause forest fires, he or she may, by proclamation, suspend the open season and make it a closed season for any time he or she may designate and may prohibit the discharge of firearms or the building of open fires on or near forest land during that time.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 2-12-14; P.L. 1970, ch. 124, § 4.)