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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 23, FISH AND GAME, WILD BIRDS AND ANIMALS

    Chapter 1:

      Section: 23:1-1: Definitions.

          R.S.23:1-1. As used in this title:

"Apprentice license" means any resident's apprentice firearm hunting license, resident's apprentice bow and arrow license, nonresident's apprentice firearm hunting license, or nonresident's apprentice bow and arrow license issued pursuant to R.S.23:3-4;

"Assistant protector" or "assistant fish and game protector" means the Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Law Enforcement in the division;

"Closed season" means the date and time of year when wildlife may not be captured, taken, killed, or had in possession in the field;

"Code" means the State Fish and Game Code;

"Conservation police officer" means any sworn, salaried member of the Bureau of Law Enforcement in the division holding the titles of Conservation Police Officer I, II, or III, and includes the titles of Supervising Conservation Police Officer and Chief of the Bureau of Law Enforcement;

"Council" means the Fish and Game Council in the Division of Fish and Wildlife in the Department of Environmental Protection;

"Delaware river" means the waters of the Delaware river from the Pennsylvania shore to the New Jersey shore, or in the case of any tributaries or inland bays on the New Jersey side, to the mouths of those tributaries or bays;

"Deputy warden" or "deputy fish and game warden" means any commissioned deputy conservation police officer of the Bureau of Law Enforcement in the division;

"Division," "Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife," "board," or "Board of Fish and Game Commissioners" means the Division of Fish and Wildlife in the Department of Environmental Protection;

"Fishing" means the possession of an instrument used to take fish in a condition that makes the instrument readily usable, while in a place or in proximity thereto where fish may be found;

"Hunting" means the possession of an instrument used to take wildlife in a condition that makes the instrument readily usable, while in a place or in proximity thereto where wildlife may be found;

"Open season" means the date and time of year when wildlife may be captured, taken, killed, or had in possession;

"Protector" or "fish and game protector" means the Chief of the Bureau of Law Enforcement in the division;

"Warden" or "fish and game warden" means a conservation police officer;

"Wildlife" means any wild mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusk, crustacean, or other wild animal or any part, product, egg, or offspring or the dead body or parts thereof.

amended 1948, c.448, s.39; 1958, c.80; 1993, c.20, s.1; 1997, c.291, s.1; 1999, c.282, s.1; 2015, c.83, s.1; 2019, c.407, s.5.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2020-02-20 16:11:33.






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