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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 61: Weapons; careless or negligent use causing damage to property or livestock; tort liability

Section 61. A person shall not use any firearm, bow and arrow or other weapon or article in a careless or negligent manner so as to cause damage to property or livestock of another while engaged in hunting, fishing, trapping or target shooting. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be liable in tort to the owner for the loss of such property or livestock for the amount of the damage, which shall be in addition to any other penalty imposed by any other provision of law.