Section 9-11-235

Taking, etc., of protected birds or animals during nighttime hours.

THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2016-447 IN THE 2016 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 30, 2016. THIS IS NOT IN THE CURRENT CODE SUPPLEMENT.

(a) It shall be unlawful, except as otherwise provided by law or rule of the commissioner, for a person to take, capture, or kill, or attempt to take, capture, or kill any bird or animal protected by the laws of this state during nighttime hours.

(b) Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished for the first offense by a fine of not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) nor more than three thousand dollars ($3,000) and may be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed six months. In addition, the court shall revoke all hunting license privileges for a period of three years from the date of conviction.

(Acts 1935, No. 383, p. 813, §5; Code 1940, T. 8, §86; Acts 1949, No. 662, p. 1026, §1; Acts 1953, No. 767, p. 1028, §1; Acts 1982, No. 82-488, p. 811, §1; Acts 1995, No. 95-215, p. 252, §2; Act 2008-384, p. 714, §1; Act 2016-153, §1; Act 2016-447, 1st Sp. Sess., §1.)