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The law below, is the product of the efforts of 6 men in the 1994-1995 Legislative session.  We were the foot soldiers that went to the committee hearings.
 
We gratefully acknowledege the support of Foodshare, The Connecticut Foodbank, Second Harvest, members of the DEP Wildlife Division for their technical and moral support.  Without the information provided by these people, we would not have had the technical knowledge to answer some questions.
 
We thank every hunter in Connecticut that called, wrote, faxed or visited their legislator in support of this law.
 
The whole program is so simple, everything you need to know fits in a tri-fold brochure.
Connecticut Statutes
     TITLE 26 FISHERIES AND GAME
     CHAPTER 490 FISHERIES AND GAME
     PART IV HUNTING AND TRAPPING
 
Sec. 26-78a. Donation of game to charitable organizations.
 
     (a) As used in this section, "hunted game" means wildlife legally taken by hunting.
     (b) Hunted game may be donated to, and possessed, prepared and distributed by, a charitable or nonprofit organization which serves or distributes food without cost to poor or needy persons. Neither the state nor any of its political subdivisions shall be held liable for damages resulting from the consumption of hunted game donated under this section.
     (c) Any charitable or nonprofit organization which serves or distributes any hunted game under this section shall provide for notification to the recipients of such service or distribution that such
game has not been inspected by any government agency and shall clearly and conspicuously display a sign at any location of such service or distribution which indicates the type of game being served or distributed and that such game was not required to be inspected under the Connecticut Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
 
Hunted game donated pursuant to this section shall be dressed, packaged, refrigerated, dated and tagged, labeled or marked "not for sale."
 
Such tag, label, or marking shall:
(1) indicate that neither the state nor any of its political subdivisions shall be liable for damages resulting from the consumption of such game donated under this section,
(2) identify the person or organization donating such game,
(3) identify the type of game and
(4) indicate that such game was not required to be inspected under the Connecticut Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
 
(d) Hunted game or parts thereof donated as food in compliance with this section shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter 418 and section 26-78.       (P.A. 95-352, S. 1.)
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