Maine Revised Statutes

§11228. Hunting with dogs

1. Collar required.   A person may not hunt with a dog in pursuit of bear, coyote or bobcat unless the dog has a collar that legibly provides the name, telephone number and address of the owner of that dog.
A. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500 may be adjudged. [2011, c. 432, §2 (NEW).]
B. A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2011, c. 432, §2 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 432, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Limit on number of dogs.   A person or persons may not use more than 6 dogs at any one time to hunt coyotes or bobcats. A person who violates this subsection commits a Class E crime.
[ 2011, c. 432, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Night hunting with dogs.   A person may not use a dog to hunt coyotes during the period from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise. A person who violates this subsection commits a Class E crime.
[ 2011, c. 432, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2011, c. 432, §2 (NEW).