Section 9-11-51

Hunting without license, etc.

(a) Any person other than a nonresident who hunts in this state or who utilizes a Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries shooting range without the required hunting license shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than seventy-five dollars ($75) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for each offense. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a hunting license shall not be required for a resident or resident member of the immediate family who hunts on lands owned by him or her, nor shall a hunting license be required for a tenant or a member of the tenant's immediate family who hunts on lands leased or rented by him or her, provided the hunter resides on the lands, nor of any resident of this state on active military duty who is in this state on leave and who has proof of that status in his or her possession.

(b) Any person other than a nonresident who lends or transfers his or her hunting license to another shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than seventy-five dollars ($75) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for each offense.

(c) Any nonresident of the state who hunts in this state without first obtaining a nonresident hunting license permitting him or her to do so, or who lends or transfers his or her hunting license to another shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than three times the cost of the nonresident annual license without which he or she was convicted of hunting.

(Acts 1935, No. 240, p. 632, §34; Code 1940, T. 8, §35; Acts 1979, No. 79-750, p. 1335, §1; Act 2007-418, p. 874, §1.)