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Code of Alabama. Title 9. Conservation and Natural Resources. Chapter 11. Fish, Game, and Wildlife. Article 8A. . Interference with Legal Hunting or Fishing.

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Citation: AL ST 9-11-270 to 275

Citation: Ala. Code 1975 9-11-270 to 275


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 10/2013

Summary:   This section of law reflects Alabama's hunter harassment provisions. Under the section, no person shall willfully and knowingly prevent, obstruct, impede, disturb, or interfere with, or attempt to prevent, obstruct, impede, disturb, or interfere with any person who is legally hunting or fishing. Prohibited activities include creating a visual, aural, olfactory, or physical stimulus intended to affect the natural behavior of the wild animal being hunted or fish for the purpose of fishing, or affecting the condition or location of personal property intended for use in the hunting or fishing. Any person violating this article is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.


Statute in Full:

§ 9-11-270. Interference with persons legally hunting or fishing.

No person shall willfully and knowingly prevent, obstruct, impede, disturb, or interfere with, or attempt to prevent, obstruct, impede, disturb, or interfere with any person in legally hunting or fishing pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the law of the State of Alabama.

CREDIT(S)

(Acts 1994, No. 94-321, p. 561, § 1; Acts 1996, No. 96-668, p. 1131, § 1.)

 § 9-11-271. Activities prohibited.

Activities prohibited by this article shall include, but not be limited to the following:

(a) Creating a visual, aural, olfactory, or physical stimulus intended to affect the natural behavior of the wild animal being hunted or fish for the purpose of fishing.

(b) Affecting the condition or location of personal property intended for use in the hunting or fishing.

CREDIT(S)

(Acts 1994, No. 94-321, p. 561, § 2; Acts 1996, No. 96-668, p. 1131, § 1.)

 § 9-11-272. Obeying order of peace officer.

No person shall fail to obey the order of a peace officer to desist from conduct which violates this article.

CREDIT(S)

(Acts 1994, No. 94-321, p. 561, § 3.)


 § 9-11-273. Limited application.

This article applies only to activities on lands or waters upon which hunting or fishing may legally occur. This article does not apply to acts of a peace officer, owner of the lands or waters, or the tenant or other person acting under authority of the owner of the lands or waters; provided, however, that the provisions of this article shall apply to wildlife and game management areas operated by the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This article shall not be construed to prohibit conduct protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

CREDIT(S)

(Acts 1994, No. 94-321, p. 561, § 4; Acts 1996, No. 96-668, p. 1131, § 1.)

 § 9-11-274. Penalties.

Any person violating this article is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

(Acts 1994, No. 94-321, p. 561, § 5.)


 § 9-11-275. Construction of article.

This article is supplemental to all laws relating to hunting and fishing and shall be construed in pari materia with Chapter 15 of Title 35.

CREDIT(S)

(Acts 1994, No. 94-321, p. 561, § 7; Acts 1996, No. 96-668, p. 1131, § 1.)

 



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