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West's Code of Georgia Annotated. Title 27. Game and Fish. Chapter 3. Wildlife Generally. Article 7. Feeding of Wild Alligators. 27-3-170. Feeding or baiting wild alligators not in captivity

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Citation: GA ST 27-3-170

Citation: Ga. Code Ann., 27-3-170

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013

Summary:   This Georgia law makes it illegal to willfully feed or bait any wild alligator not in captivity. Violation is a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $200 or confinement up to 30 days, or both.

Statute in Full:

 (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully feed or bait any wild alligator not in captivity. For purposes of this Code section, willfully tossing any food item edible by alligators to or in the vicinity of a live alligator or willfully leaving any such item in or near the water where an alligator is known to frequent shall constitute willfully feeding or baiting a live alligator.

(b) Violation of this Code section shall constitute a misdemeanor and upon conviction a violator shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $200.00 or confinement for not over 30 days, or both.


Laws 1995, p. 467, § 1.


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