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H.640

Introduced by   Representative Bartlett of Dover

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Fish and wildlife; muzzle loading firearm; scopes prohibited

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prohibit the use of a scope when hunting with a muzzle loading firearm.

AN ACT RELATING TO A PROHIBITION AGAINST SCOPES ON MUZZLE LOADING FIREARMS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 4701 is amended to read:
§ 4701.  USE OF GUN, BOW AND ARROW; LEGAL DAY; DOGS

A person shall not take game except with a gun fired at arm's length or with a bow and arrow, unless otherwise provided.  A person shall not use a scope while taking game with a muzzle loading firearm.  A person shall not take game between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise unless otherwise provided.  A person may take game and fur-bearing animals during the open season therefor, with the aid of a dog, unless otherwise prohibited.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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