Section 9-11-255

Transportation, shipment, etc., of protected birds or game.

Any person, firm, association, or corporation who takes, ships, or transports without or within this state any of the birds or game protected by the laws of this state, unless the same are in the personal possession of or are carried openly by the owner thereof or person killing the same, who has in his or her possession a nonresident's license if the game is to be carried without this state or a resident's license if the game is to be transported wholly within this state shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $50.00; provided, however, that under proper regulations by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources issued by the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, any person may transport as baggage or by express not more than two days' bag limit of any game birds or animals taken legally; and provided further, that the baggage or express is marked or tagged with the shipping tag procured from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and a fee of $.25 paid therefor. Failure or refusal on the part of any person to comply with this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) for each offense.

(Acts 1935, No. 383, p. 813, §20; Code 1940, T. 8, §103; Act 2008-384, p. 714, §1.)