(a)    Except as provided in Section 618.151, the hunting of animals within the Municipality is prohibited. No person shall hunt, kill or attempt to kill any animal by the use of firearms or any other means.
   (b)    No person shall trap, hunt, shoot or attempt to shoot or molest in any manner, any bird or wild fowl, or to rob birds' nests or wild fowls' nests. Provided, however, if starlings or similar birds are found to be congesting in such numbers in a particular locality that they constitute a nuisance or menace to health or property in the opinion of the proper health authorities of the City, then in such event the officials of the City shall meet with representatives of the local Audubon Society, garden clubs and service clubs of the City after having given at least three days' notice to meet.
   If, as a result of such meeting, no satisfactory alternative is found to abate such nuisance, then such birds may be destroyed in such numbers and in such a manner as is deemed advisable by the above authorities under the supervision of the Chief of Police.
(Ord. 1966-31. Passed 9-13-66.)
   (c)    Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Punishment shall be as provided in Section 698.02.