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Game Preservation Act (Northern Ireland) 1928

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[F17AProtection of game and rabbitsN.I.

(1)Any person who kills, takes or destroys any game—

(a)on a Sunday; or

(b)during the period commencing one hour after sunset on any day and ending one hour before sunrise on the next day,

shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

(2)Any person who—

(a)at any time kills, takes or destroys any rabbit by means of a firearm on any land; and

(b)is not an authorised person in relation to that land,

shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

(3)Subsection (2) does not apply in relation to the killing, taking or destroying of any rabbit in pursuance of any power conferred by or under—

(a)F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 22).

(4)For the purposes of subsection (2) a person is an authorised person in relation to any land if he is, or is authorised by—

(a)the owner or occupier of the land; or

(b)a person who has a right of shooting on the land.]

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