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Town of Wakefield, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Wakefield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-1-1992 ATM by Art. 37 as Ch. V, Sec. 13 of the 1992 Bylaws]
The use of steel jaw leghold traps for the capture of furbearing mammals shall be prohibited within the Town of Wakefield, notwithstanding any provisos, exceptions or provisions for special permit to use such traps as may be contained in MGL c. 131, § 80A.
[Adopted 6-1-1992 ATM by Art. 37 as Ch. VI, Sec. 7 of the 1992 Bylaws; amended in its entirety 11-5-2018 RTM by Art. 19]
No person shall hunt or discharge any firearms within the limits of the Town unless permission is granted by the Chief of Police or his or her designee. This section shall not apply to the lawful defense of life or property, nor to any law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his or her duties, nor to the use of firearms at any military exercises or on any established rifle range.