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West's Annotated Indiana Code. Title 14. Natural and Cultural Resources. Article 22. Fish and Wildlife. Chapter 37. Harassment of Hunters, Trappers, and Fishermen.

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Citation: IN ST 14-22-37-1 to 14-22-37-3

Citation: I.C. 14-22-37-1 to 14-22-37-3


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013

Summary:   This section reflects Indiana's hunter harassment law. A person who knowingly or intentionally interferes with the legal taking of a game animal by another person with intent to prevent the taking commits a Class C misdemeanor. A person who fails to obey the order of a law enforcement officer to desist from conduct in violation of section 2 of this chapter commits a Class B misdemeanor if the law enforcement officer (1) observed the person or (2) has reasonable grounds to believe that the person has engaged in the conduct that day or intends to engage in the conduct that day on specific premises.


Statute in Full:


 

14-22-37-1 “Game animal” defined

Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, “game animal” means an animal that may be legally taken under this article.

CREDIT(S)

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.


 

14-22-37-2 Violations

Sec. 2. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally interferes with the legal taking of a game animal by another person with intent to prevent the taking commits a Class C misdemeanor.

(b) A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) disturbs a game animal; or

(2) engages in an activity or places an object or substance that will tend to disturb or otherwise affect the behavior of a game animal;

with intent to prevent or hinder the legal taking commits a Class C misdemeanor.

(c) A person who knowingly or intentionally enters or remains:

(1) upon public land; or

(2) upon private land without permission of the owner or the owner's agent;

with intent to violate this section commits a Class C misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

 

14-22-37-3 Failure to obey orders of law enforcement officer

Sec. 3. A person who fails to obey the order of a law enforcement officer to desist from conduct in violation of section 2 of this chapter commits a Class B misdemeanor if the law enforcement officer:

(1) observed the person engaged in conduct that violates section 2 of this chapter; or

(2) has reasonable grounds to believe that the person:

(A) has engaged in the conduct that day; or

(B) plans or intends to engage in the conduct that day on specific premises.

CREDIT(S)

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

 



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