[HISTORY: Adopted as indicated in text (Ch. 104 of the 1990 Code of Public Local Laws). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Animal care and control — See Ch. 142.
[1961 Code, §§ 223, 224; 1970 Code, Sec. 10-1]
Any person or persons who shall shoot, kill or wound any fox or foxes while being pursued by hounds or a hound within the limits of Cecil County shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall pay a fine of $10 for every such offense, together with the costs of prosecution, and upon failure to pay the same shall be committed to the County jail until the fine and costs are paid.
It shall not be lawful to shoot, shoot at, trap, set a trap for, injure or kill any fox in Cecil County while such fox is being pursued by dog or dogs.
[1961 Code, § 225; 1970 Code, Sec. 10-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to dig out, or in any manner to take from any den, a female fox or her young whelps or kill or in any manner cause the death of such female fox or her young whelps, during the period of time in which she is suckling them.
[1961 Code, § 226; 1970 Code, Sec. 10-3]
It shall be unlawful to sell, buy or expose for sale any fox or fox hide in Cecil County, and it shall be unlawful to transport any fox or fox hide from any place in Cecil County to any place without Cecil County, and possession of any fox or fox hide shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section, but nothing in this chapter shall be so construed as to prevent the killing of foxes at any time by any person while they are in pursuit or in the act of killing or carrying away of his, her or their poultry or within a reasonable time thereafter.
[1961 Code, § 227; 1970 Code, Sec. 10-4]
Any person or persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction before a Justice of the Peace shall be fined in a sum not less than $10 nor more than $25. One-half of such fine shall be paid to the informer causing the arrest and conviction and the remaining 1/2 shall be paid to the state game department to be credited to the state game protection fund to be used as provided by law, and it shall be the duty of the several deputy state game wardens in Cecil County to strictly enforce the provisions of this chapter.