Maine Revised Statutes

§11751-A. Unlawful possession of wild turkeys

1. Possession of wild turkeys.  A person may not possess a wild turkey taken in violation of any rule adopted by the commissioner under section 11701.
[ 2003, c. 552, §11 (NEW); 2003, c. 552, §15 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. C, §§2, 6 (AFF) .]
2. Exceeding bag limit.   A person may not possess more than the number of wild turkey allowed by rule during any open season, except a person may keep legally obtained wild turkey in that person's home at any time or as otherwise provided in law or rule.
[ 2017, c. 85, §4 (AMD) .]
3. Hunting wild turkey after having killed maximum.   A person may not hunt wild turkey after that person has killed or registered the maximum number of wild turkey allowed by rule during that season.
[ 2017, c. 85, §4 (AMD) .]
4. Penalties.  The following penalties apply to violations of this section.
A. A person who violates subsection 1 commits a Class E crime. [2003, c. 552, §11 (NEW); 2003, c. 552, §15 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. C, §§2, 6 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates subsection 2 or 3 commits a Class E crime for which the court shall impose a fine of not less than $500, none of which may be suspended. The court also shall impose a fine of $500 for each wild turkey unlawfully possessed, none of which may be suspended. [2003, c. 552, §11 (NEW); 2003, c. 552, §15 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. C, §§2, 6 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 552, §11 (NEW); 2003, c. 552, §15 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. C, §§2, 6 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 552, §11 (NEW). 2003, c. 552, §15 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §§C2,6 (AFF). 2017, c. 85, §4 (AMD).