Full Statute Name: West's Delaware Code Annotated. Title 7. Conservation. Part I. Game, Wildlife and Dogs. Chapter 7. Regulations and Prohibitions Concerning Game and Fish. Subchapter II. Wild Birds Other Than Game Birds; Migratory Wild Fowl. § 739. Prohibitions respecting bald eagles; disturbing, damaging or destroying nests; eggs; penalties.
Primary Citation: 7 Del.C. § 739Country of Origin: United StatesLast Checked: October, 2022Alternate Citation: DE ST TI 7 § 739Date Adopted: 1969Historical:
Delaware law makes it a Class A environmental misdemeanor to disturb or damage the nest or eggs of a bald eagle or to kill or possess a bald eagle. It is also prohibited to barter and trade in bald eagles or their parts.
(a) Any person who disturbs, destroys or in any manner damages a bald eagle's nest or aerie shall be guilty of a class A environmental misdemeanor.
(b) Any person shooting, killing or attempting to kill a bald eagle or any person who removes, or attempts to remove eggs or eaglets from their nest or aerie shall be guilty of a class A environmental misdemeanor.
(c) Any person who barters, offers to barter, trades, offers to trade or possesses any bald eagle, bald eagle eggs or eaglets shall be guilty of a class A environmental misdemeanor.
57 Laws 1969, ch. 88; Redesignated and amended from 7 § 747 by 70 Laws 1995, ch. 275, §§ 74 to 77, eff. Sept. 1, 1996.