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SECTION 11-0915
Disposal of deer, moose and bear killed unintentionally by collision
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 11, TITLE 9
§ 11-0915. Disposal of deer, moose and bear killed unintentionally by


The owner of a motor vehicle which has been damaged by unintentional
collision with a deer, moose or bear shall be entitled to possess such
deer, moose or bear under the following conditions:

1. The accident is reported to an environmental conservation officer,
a member of the State Police, a member of the sheriff's department in
which the accident occurred or, if the accident occurred on lands under
the jurisdiction of the office of parks, recreation and historic
preservation, to an officer of the regional park police having law
enforcement responsibilities on such lands, or to any police officer of
a city, town or village located in the county of such accident within 24
hours thereafter.

2. The officer shall investigate and, if he finds the deer, moose or
bear has been killed or so injured as to require that it be killed and
the damage has been done as alleged, he shall issue a permit to the
owner of the motor vehicle entitling such owner to possess the carcass.
Such permit shall authorize the owner of the motor vehicle to transfer
the carcass to a designated person.

3. Whenever the owner of such damaged motor vehicle declines to
possess such deer, moose or bear, the officer may in his discretion,
issue a permit to possess the carcass to any other party requesting such