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Game Act 1831

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IVPossession of Game illegal after Ten Days in Dealers, and Forty Days in other Persons, from the Expiration of the Season.

And be it enacted, That if any Person licensed to deal in Game by virtue of this Act as herein-after mentioned shall buy or sell, or knowingly have in his House, Shop, Stall, Possession, or Controul, any Bird of Game after the Expiration of Ten Days (one inclusive and the other exclusive) from the respective Days in each Year on which it shall become unlawful to kill or take such Birds of Game respectively as aforesaid; or if any Person, not being licensed to deal in Game by virtue of this Act as herein-after mentioned, shall buy or sell any Bird of Game after the Expiration of Ten Days (one inclusive and the other exclusive) from the respective Days in each Year on which it shall become unlawful to kill or take such Birds of Game respectively as aforesaid, or shall knowingly have in his House, Possession, or Controul any Bird of Game (except Birds of Game kept in a Mew or Breeding Place) after the Expiration of Forty Days (one inclusive and the other exclusive) from the respective Days in each Year on which it shall become unlawful to kill or take such Birds of Game respectively as aforesaid ; every such Person shall, on Conviction of any such Offence before Two Justices of the Peace, forfeit and pay for every Head of Game so bought or sold, or found in his House, Shop, Possession, or Controul, such Sum of Money, not exceeding One Pound, as to the convicting Justices shall seem meet, together with the Costs of the Conviction,

v. This Act not to affect the existing Laws respecting Game Certificates. v. And be it enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall in anywise affect or alter (except as herein-after mentioned) any Act or Acts now in force by which any Persons using any Dog, Gun, Net, or other Engine for the Purpose of taking or killing any Game whatever, or any Woodcock, Snipe, Quail, or Landrail, or any Conies, are required to obtain and have annual Game Certificates; but that all Persons who before the Commencement of this Act were required to obtain and have such Certificates shall after the Commencement of this Act be required from Time to Time to obtain and have the like Certificates ; and all the Powers, Provisions, and Penalties contained in such Act or Acts shall continue in as full Force and Effect as if this Act had not been made ; and that all Regulations and Provisions contained in any Act or Acts relative to Game Certificates, so far as they relate to Gamekeepers of Manors, and to the Amount of Duty for Game Certificates to be charged upon or in respect of Gamekeepers of Manors in the Cases specified in such Act or Acts, shall extend and apply to all Gamekeepers of Lands appointed under this Act as fully and effectually as if they were Gamekeepers of Manors, and were expressly mentioned in and charged by such Act or Acts.

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