2005 Regular Session
To: Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
By: Senator(s) Posey
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-7-38, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ALLOW THE USE OF A CROSSBOW TO HUNT DEER, TURKEY AND SMALL GAME; TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION ON WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS TO ISSUE PERMITS AND REGULATE USE OF CROSSBOWS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-38, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-7-38. (1) The commission may issue a crossbow permit to hunt deer, turkey and small game with a crossbow during the open season on deer and turkey. Any person, including a person exempt from having a hunting license, must obtain a permit to hunt with a crossbow. A person required to have a hunting license must have a license to take deer and turkey to obtain a crossbow permit. The commission shall establish a fee for the crossbow permit. The commission shall set the crossbow season for small game. * * *
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SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.