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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XIX AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION
  • CHAPTER 131 INLAND FISHERIES AND GAME AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES
  • Section 6 Acquisition of rights, privileges, lands and properties

Section 6. The director, with the approval of the fisheries and wildlife board, may:—

(1) for the purpose of providing public fishing grounds, acquire by gift, lease, easement, purchase, exchange or license or accept by transfer, fishing rights and privileges or lands or interests therein necessary for such purpose, together with rights of ingress and egress;

(2) for the purpose of fish and wildlife management and propagation, acquire by gift, lease, easement, purchase, exchange or license or accept by transfer, properties or interests therein at such places in the commonwealth as he may select.

(3) for the purpose of providing public shooting grounds, acquire by gift, purchase, lease or easement, or without consideration therefor obtain by license or permit the use of lands or waters within the commonwealth, of shooting rights thereon or therein, together with necessary and proper rights of ingress and egress.

The director may, subject to the provisions of section thirty-seven of chapter thirty, make rules and regulations relative to the public rights, privileges and use of lands, waters and properties acquired hereunder.

Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit the director from disposing, through sale or exchange, of mammals, birds, birds’ eggs, fish, fish eggs or the vegetable products of such lands in connection with propagation or management.