Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated Code of Maryland. Natural Resources. Title 10. Wildlife. Subtitle 4. Hunting Restrictions--in General. § 10-427. Organized killing contests prohibited

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Primary Citation:  MD Code, Natural Resources, § 10-427 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2021 Alternate Citation:  MD NAT RES § 10-427 Date Adopted:  2021 Historical: 
Summary: This Maryland statute, enacted in 2021, states that a person may not sponsor, conduct, or participate in a contest organized in the State that has the objective of killing a coyote, fox, or raccoon for prizes or monetary rewards. A person is subject to a fine of $50 for each coyote, fox, or raccoon killed in violation of this law.

In general

(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, a person may not sponsor, conduct, or participate in a contest organized in the State that has the objective of killing a coyote, fox, or raccoon for prizes or monetary rewards.

Construction of section

(b) This section may not be construed to prohibit:

(1) A landowner or the landowner's agent or lessee from killing coyotes, foxes, or raccoons on property of the landowner, provided that the killing is not part of an organized contest; or

(2) Lawful dog training or dog performance competitions.

Penalty

(c) A person is subject to a fine of $50 for each coyote, fox, or raccoon killed in violation of subsection (a) of this section.

Credits
Added by Acts 2021, c. 684, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021.

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