Full Statute Name:  West's Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Annotated. Division 1. Government. Title 12. Conservation and Resources. Subtitle 4. Forestry and Wildlife; Recreation Areas; Fire Protection. Chapter 183D. Wildlife

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Primary Citation:  H R S § 183D-27.5 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  HI ST § 183D-27.5 Date Adopted:  1995
Summary:

This law reflects Hawaii's hunter harassment provision. The law states that no person shall intentionally prevent or attempt to prevent the lawful taking of game by a licensed person. Such prohibited acts include placing oneself in the line of fire; creating a visual, aural, olfactory, or physical stimulus to affect the behavior of game to be taken; affecting the condition or placement of personal property used in the taking of animals; and obstructing a person's access where the person intends to lawfully take game. Violation of this law incurs a fine of $500, thirty days imprisonment, or both.

Statute Text: 

(a) No person shall intentionally prevent or attempt to prevent the lawful taking of game by a person licensed pursuant to section 183D-21 by:

(1) Placing the person's self in a location in which human presence may affect the behavior of game to be taken or the feasibility of taking such game;

(2) Creating a visual, aural, olfactory, or physical stimulus to affect the behavior of game to be taken;

(3) Affecting the condition or placement of personal property intended for use in the taking; or

(4) Obstructing the person's access to areas in which the person intends to lawfully take game.

(b) No person shall enter or remain upon public lands or waters, or upon private lands or waters, without permission of the owner or the owner's agent, with intent to violate this section.

(c) The maximum penalty for violation of subsection (a) or (b) is a fine of $500, thirty days imprisonment, or both.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1995, ch. 186, § 1.


 

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