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.)