Section 9-11-236

Hunting, etc., or possession of protected birds or animals during closed season.

Any person who hunts, takes, catches, captures, kills, or has in his or her possession or who attempts to hunt, take, catch, capture, or kill, any bird or animal protected by law or regulation of this state except during the open season when same may be hunted, taken, caught, captured, or killed shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) and, at the discretion of the court, may also be imprisoned in the county jail for not longer than six months. It is provided further that any person who hunts, takes, catches, captures, or kills, or attempts to hunt, take, catch, capture, or kill, a wild turkey in an illegal manner or during the closed hunting season, or has in his or her possession a wild turkey killed during the closed hunting season or taken in an illegal manner, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) and, at the discretion of the court, may also be imprisoned in the county jail for not longer than six months.

(Acts 1935, No. 383, p. 813, §6; Code 1940, T. 8, §87; Acts 1949, No. 665, p. 1029, §1; Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 193, p. 2166, §1; Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 261, p. 2277, §1; Acts 1991, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 91-750, p. 129, §1; Act 2008-384, §1.)