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Connecticut General Statutes Annotated. Title 53A. Penal Code. Chapter 952. Penal Code: Offenses. Part XIV. Breach of the Peace, Harassment and Related Offenses.

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Citation: CT ST 53a-183a

Citation: C. G. S. A. 53a-183a


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2013

Summary:   This statute comprises Connecticut's hunter harassment law. A person violates this section by intentionally or knowingly doing such things as driving or disturbing wildlife for the purpose of disrupting the lawful taking of wildlife; blocking, impeding, or otherwise harassing a person who is lawfully taking wildlife; using natural or artificial visual, aural, olfactory or physical stimuli to affect wildlife behavior; erecting barriers; interjecting oneself in the line of fire; or remaining on private lands without permission with the intent to violate this section. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.


Statute in Full:


(a) No person shall obstruct or interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife by another person at the location where the activity is taking place with intent to prevent such taking.

(b) A person violates this section when he intentionally or knowingly: (1) Drives or disturbs wildlife for the purpose of disrupting the lawful taking of wildlife where another person is engaged in the process of lawfully taking wildlife; (2) blocks, impedes or otherwise harasses another person who is engaged in the process of lawfully taking wildlife; (3) uses natural or artificial visual, aural, olfactory or physical stimuli to affect wildlife behavior in order to hinder or prevent the lawful taking of wildlife; (4) erects barriers with the intent to deny ingress or egress to areas where the lawful taking of wildlife may occur; (5) interjects himself into the line of fire; (6) affects the condition or placement of personal or public property intended for use in the lawful taking of wildlife in order to impair its usefulness or prevent its use; or (7) enters or remains upon private lands without the permission of the owner or his agent, with intent to violate this section.

(c) For the purposes of this section, “taking” and “wildlife” shall be defined as in section 26-1.

(d) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

(1985, P.A. 85-351; 1990, P.A. 90-322.)

 



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