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    Chapter 9: Forest fire service established

      Section: 13:9-52: Drought; closing of forests and suspension or curtailment of open seasons for game and fish; proclamation of commissioner

           Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary:

Whenever, by reason of drought, the forests of the State are in danger of fires, the commissioner shall have the authority to forbid by proclamation any person or persons, except those authorized by such proclamation, from entering forests in such parts of the State as the department deems the public interest requires, and may by such proclamation suspend or curtail any open season for taking fish, game birds, game animals and furbearing animals, or any of them, therein. Such proclamation shall be in effect at such time as the commissioner may determine after notice is given in the manner the commissioner may determine and remain in force and effect until rescinded by the commissioner. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, except those authorized by written permission of the commissioner, to enter such forests while such proclamation shall be in effect.

L.1948, c. 11, p. 59, s. 1, eff. April 5, 1948. Amended by L.1981, c. 369, s. 33, eff. Dec. 30, 1981.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.

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