SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the first paragraph, the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding section 57 of this chapter, the director may declare any Sunday within the last 3 months of a calendar year as open season for the hunting of deer by bow and arrow only. The director may establish rules and regulations for such open season, subject to the approval of the fisheries and wildlife board; provided that hunting during such open season may be limited to specific areas as defined by the director and may be suspended or modified when, in the director’s opinion, such action becomes necessary.
SECTION 2. Said section 57 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following sentence:-
This section shall also not render unlawful the possession or carrying of a bow and arrow, or to use the same, for the purpose of the hunting of deer on any Sunday that is an open season as declared by the director and as established by rule or regulation under section 5.
SECTION 3. Section 132 of Chapter 266 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.
SECTION 4. Chapter 272 is hereby further amended by striking out Section 34, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section: -
Section 34. Whoever commits a sexual act on an animal, uses an object to sexually abuse an animal, or knowingly permits a sexual act with an animal on any premises under such person's control, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years or in a house of correction for not more than 2 1/2 years, and by a fine of not more than $5,000.
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