An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Postpone or Cancel an Open Hunting Season
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §10105, sub-§17 is enacted to read:
17. Postpone or cancel the start of an open hunting season. Notwithstanding any provision of subpart 4, the commissioner, based on sound scientific wildlife management principles, may postpone or cancel an open hunting season on any game species if the commissioner has concerns regarding disease, weather conditions, reduction in population or other unforeseen factors that may prevent publicly derived management goals from being met.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.