This proposed ordinance is constituent driven as there are several instances where game is being processed in public view: including the cutting of limbs with a ban saw, etc.; it is not intended to limit or discourage those who enjoy hunting; only that they be cognizant of their surroundings and neighbors when dressing game, or when having their game processed, in a residential zone.
On Monday, August 20, 2012 beginning at 7:00p the Nashua Board of Aldermen’s Personnel & Administrative Affairs Committee will conduct their regularly scheduled meeting where the following proposed ordinance shall be discussed in detail. Your attendance is encouraged.
Again, thank you for taking the time to speak with me and share your thoughts. I look forward to continuing to work with you.
Mark Cookson, Alderman-at-Large
PROHIBITING THE DRESSING OF WILD GAME OR FOWL IN RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS
CITY OF NASHUA
In the Year Two Thousand and Twelve
The City of Nashua ordains that Part II “General Legislation”, Chapter 225 “Peace and Good Order”, of the Nashua Revised Ordinances, as amended, is hereby further amended by adding the new underlined language as follows:
Dressing of wild game or fowl in residential zoning districts.
“§225-6. Limitation on dressing of wild game or fowl in residential zoning districts.
A. It shall be unlawful in a residential zoning district for any person to slaughter, dress, or skin animals or fowl. This prohibition shall not apply to wild game or fowl legally taken for sport and not to be sold, or poultry and livestock permitted pursuant to NRO 190-15 (287), that are dressed in an enclosed area not open to public view.
B. No wild game or fowl intended to be dressed as permitted by this section shall be delivered between the hours of 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
This ordinance shall take effect following its passage.
This legislation prohibits the slaughter or dressing of animals and fowl except for wild game or fowl legally killed or caught and poultry and livestock permitted to be raised in residential areas when dressed in an enclosed area, not open to public view. In addition, this legislation prohibits the delivery of wild game or fowl between the hours of 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM for the purpose of having it dressed as permitted by this ordinance.
There are no state statutes which limit or control the dressing of game, fish or fowl legally obtained. The city has the authority to “make any other by-laws and regulations which may seem for the well-being of the City.” RSA 47:17, XV.