An Act To Allow Hunting on Sunday for Landowners
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11152-A is enacted to read:
§ 11152-A. Hunting on Sunday
A member of the landowner's immediate family is permitted to hunt on Sunday if that family member is a licensed hunter and pays the required fee.
The commissioner shall adopt rules to implement this section, including establishing registration fees pursuant to this subsection that may not exceed $25 per registration, and may adjust the rules for game management purposes. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §11205, sub-§1, ¶A, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 and affected by c. 614, §9, is amended to read:
This bill allows the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to authorize private landowners to hunt on Sunday on their own land if they own 20 or more acres and the land is open to hunting by the public. A landowner must register with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The department shall adopt rules to implement a Sunday hunting permit system. The fee for a Sunday hunting permit may not exceed $25.