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West's Utah Code Annotated. Title 23. Wildlife Resources Code of Utah. Chapter 20. Enforcement--Violations and Penalties.

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Citation: U.C.A. 1953 23-20-29, 23-20-29.5

Citation: UT ST 23-20-29, 23-20-29.5


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2013

Summary:   This section reflects Utah's hunter harassment provisions. A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor who intentionally interferes with the right of a person, licensed and legally hunting, to take wildlife by driving, harassing, or intentionally disturbing any species of wildlife for the purpose of disrupting a legal hunt, trapping, or predator control. A person adversely affected, or the state, may bring a civil action for damages resulting from the violation or a seek a restraining order. This section does not apply to incidental interference with a hunt caused by lawful activities including, but not limited to, ranching, mining, and recreation.


Statute in Full:

 

§ 23-20-29. Interference with hunting prohibited--Action to recover damages--Exceptions

(1) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor who intentionally interferes with the right of a person licensed and legally hunting under Chapter 19,Licenses, Permits, and Tags to take wildlife by driving, harassing, or intentionally disturbing any species of wildlife for the purpose of disrupting a legal hunt, trapping, or predator control.

(2) Any directly affected person or the state may bring an action to recover civil damages resulting from a violation of Subsection (1) or a restraining order to prevent a potential violation of Subsection (1).

(3) This section does not apply to incidental interference with a hunt caused by lawful activities including ranching, mining, and recreation.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1986, c. 67, § 1; Laws 2011, c. 297, § 124, eff. May 10, 2011.

 

§ 23-20-29.5. Interference with hunters or hunting activity--Prosecution under criminal code

A person who intentionally interferes with a person who is licensed and taking wildlife legally under the provision of Title 23, Chapter 19, or disrupts an activity involving a legal hunt, trapping, falconry, or predator control may be charged with a violation under Section 76-9-102 if that interference or disruption constitutes a violation under Section 76-9-102.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1994, c. 87, § 1.

 



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