Fish and Wildlife

Field Trials and Shooting Preserves

SECTION 20-19-2

§ 20-19-2. Shooting preserves.

No person shall operate a shooting preserve unless a license has been obtained from the director. Domestic game birds may be released and taken by shooting at shooting preserves. The following requirements must be followed in shooting preserves:

(1) The shooting area is a single body of land not less than one hundred twenty (120) acres in size, and is accurately described in the application;

(2) The licensee shall keep an accurate record of all domestic game held by him or her, how, when, and where acquired, how many released and when released, how many taken on the area, by whom, and when, and shall provide this information to the department when required;

(3) The licensee shall attach to each domestic game bird killed on the area a band furnished by the department for which the licensee shall pay the cost of purchase or manufacture;

(4) Domestic game birds taken on a shooting preserve may be possessed and transported in any number but only when bearing the prescribed band; and

(5) Every person hunting or taking domestic game birds on a shooting preserve has a valid Rhode Island hunting license or a special license permitting the taking of domestic game on shooting preserves only.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 197, § 3; P.L. 1992, ch. 27, § 1.)