The penalty for poaching is higher on Sundays and holidays

No bounty shall be paid on the head of a wolf unless it has its ears when delivered to the selectmen (Repealed)

Chapter 133 § 1

If any person shall kill any wolf or wolf’s whelp within this State, and shall produce the head thereof to the selectmen of the town within which it was killed; or if there be no selectmen in such town, then to the selectmen of the nearest town having such officers; and […]

Only police officers may shoot birds in the city.

Sec. 18-6. Shooting birds.

No person, except police officers in the line of duty, shall injure or destroy any bird in the city.

It’s illegal to catch a fish by throwing a rock at it.

It is legal for the blind to go hunting as long as they have someone with them who isn’t blind.

It’s against the law to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church without a license.

It’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license

It is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.

Hunting is prohibited in Mountain View Cemetery.


D. Driving; Hunting: Persons within the cemetery grounds shall use only the avenues, walkways and roads when practical. No one must ride or drive upon the lawns. Riding a bicycle or hunting is expressly prohibited within the confines of the cemetery premises.

It is illegal to kill birds

6.04.120 Killing and injuring birds.

It is unlawful for any person to injure or destroy any kind of bird within the city or to throw stones, shoot at or use any implements with the intention of killing or injuring any bird within the city.

Chasing fish in a city park is against the law.

Sec. 106-166. Fishing in parks without permission or during closed season prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to kill, take, snare, pursue, catch or have in possession any fish within the limits of the city parks without the authority of the board of commissioners of such parks or during the closed season, as […]

Dead deer may not be hauled across Kansas Avenue.

It is considered an offense to hunt whales.

You can’t shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.

It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM.

29.1-521. Unlawful to hunt, trap, possess, sell or transport wild birds and wild animals except as permitted; exception; penalty.

A. The following shall be unlawful:

1. To hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including any nuisance species, with a gun, firearm or other weapon on Sunday, which is hereby declared a rest […]

Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.

Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.

You may not catch a fish with your hands.

You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.

Whaling is illegal.

It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.

It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

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It is illegal to go whale fishing.

In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.