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Section 22. A person, except as provided in sections twenty-three to twenty-eight, inclusive, shall not buy, sell, barter, exchange, offer or expose for sale or have in his possession for the purpose of sale, or in any way deal in or trade with respect to, any trout, salmon, horned pout, yellow perch, pickerel, white perch, great northern pike or muskellunge, wall-eyed pike, pike perch or any member of the family centrachidae (sunfish), taken from the waters of the commonwealth, or any black bass taken from waters within or outside the limits of the commonwealth, or the bodies of dead or living birds or mammals, or parts thereof, except those named in section five, or the bodies of dead or living reptiles or amphibians, whenever or wherever taken or killed; but a person who has lawfully killed a deer during the prescribed open season on deer, and has reported such killing as required by any rule or regulation promulgated by the director, may sell the head and hide thereof to any person licensed as a fur buyer under section twenty-eight, or licensed as a taxidermist under section twenty-seven, and may sell the hoofs and shinbones to any person.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the sale of white perch taken from the coastal waters of the commonwealth or from the waters of Dukes or Nantucket counties, or from waters now or hereafter held under lease from the department.

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