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(a) The territory embraced within the corporate limits of the town shall be a bird sanctuary.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, kill, maim, injure, trap or otherwise take any birds in the town or to destroy or rob or disturb the eggs or nest in breeding places of any birds within the town; provided, that this section shall not protect any bird classified as a pest under G.S. 113-300.1 et seq., and the Structural Pest Control Act of North Carolina of 1955 or the North Carolina Pesticide Law of 1971. A person may take protected birds pursuant to a permit issued by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission under G.S. 113-274(c)(a) or under any other license or permit of the Wildlife Resources Commission specifically made valid for use in taking birds within the town limits.
(Ord. No. 1990-3, § 1, 2-6-90; Ord. No. 1994-22, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 2020-14, § 1 (part), 12-1-20)
State law reference— Bird sanctuaries, G.S. 160A-188.