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SECTION 11-0529
Cats hunting birds; dogs pursuing deer or killing other wildlife in certain areas
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 11, TITLE 5
§ 11-0529. Cats hunting birds; dogs pursuing deer or killing other

wildlife in certain areas.

1. Any person over the age of twenty-one years possessing a hunting
license may, and environmental conservation officers and peace officers,
acting pursuant to their special duties, or police officers shall
humanely destroy cats at large found hunting or killing any protected
wild bird or with a dead bird of any protected species in its
possession.

2. Every environmental conservation officer, forest ranger and member
of the state police may kill any dog (a) pursuing or killing deer within
the Adirondack or Catskill parks, at any time; (b) pursuing or killing
any game or wildlife on a state-owned game farm or wildlife refuge; or
(c) pursuing or killing any game or wildlife on a state-owned or leased
wildlife management area, except a dog being legally used for hunting
small game or for dog training.

3. Every park patrolman, park ranger and member of the state police,
county police and town police may kill any dog pursuing or killing deer
within any state park or state park reservation at any time.

4. At any time (a) any environmental conservation officer, dog warden,
forest ranger or member of the state police, anywhere in the state, (b)
any member of any town police within the limits of the town of which
such member is an officer, (c) any member of the Westchester County
Parkway police on any park, parkway or reservation owned or controlled
by the county of Westchester or (d) any member of a police force or
department of any county, city, town or village in which such member has
jurisdiction and is regularly employed may kill any dog pursuing or
killing deer and any coyote killing a domestic animal.

5. No action for damages shall lie against any authorized person for
the killing of a cat, dog or coyote as provided in this section.