Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney released a statement Monday night reminding residents that it is illegal to hunt on private land without the landowners permission.
Heagney said he is issuing the "reminder" in response to "concerns and complaints from property owners of trespassing for the purpose(s) of hunting."
accordance with Chapter 131 § Section 36 of the M.G.L., hunting on
posted land without the landowner’s permission is strictly prohibited
and carries penalties, fines, restitutions and or jail," Heagney's
"This law reads, 'A person shall not fish, hunt
or trap on private land without permission of the owner or tenant
thereof, after such owner or tenant has conspicuously posted thereon
notices which bear the name of such owner or tenant and which state that
fishing, hunting or trapping on such land, as the case may be, is
Heagney went on to remind residents that the use of firearms on public ways and sidewalks is also prohibited.
the City of Attleboro Ordinance Chapter 11-Section 14, states 'No
person shall discharge any firearm or other explosive in any of the
streets, sidewalks or other public place within the City of Attleboro,
except in the lawful defense of person, family or property or in the
performance of any duty required by law.'
"Residents or visitors
are encouraged to visit the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game
website at ma.gov/dfg.com where they can read and review the laws and
regulations pertaining to hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports."