The Wild Birds and Animals (Protection) Act, 1912
(Act No. 8 of 1912)
(a) to capture any such bird or animal, or to kill any such bird or animal which has not been captured before the commencement of such close time;
(b) to sell or buy, or offer to sell or buy, or to possess; any such bird or animal which has not been captured or killed before the commencement of such close time, or the fresh thereof;
(c) if any plumage has been taken from any such bird captured or killed during such close time, to sell or Huy, or to offer to sell or buy, or to possess, such plumage.4. Penalties. - (1) Whoever does or attempts to do, any act in contravention of Section 3, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty rupees. (2) Whoever having already been convicted of an offence under this section, is again convicted thereunder shall, on every subsequent conviction, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with both. 5. Cognizance of offences. - No Court inferior to that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Magistrate of the second class shall try any offence against this Act. 6. Saving. - Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to apply to the capture or killing of a wild animal by any person in defence of himself or any other person, or to the capture or killing of any wild bird or animal in bona fide defence of property.
(i) Bustards, ducks, floricans, jungle fowl, partridges, peafowl, pheasants, pigeons quail, sand-grouse, painted snipe, spurfowl, wood-cock, nerons, egrets, rollers and kingfishers.
(ii) Antelopes, asses, bison, buffaloes, deer, gazelles, goats, hares, oxen, rhinoceroses and sheep.