Full Statute Name:  Natural Resources. Title 10. Wildlife. Subtitle 4. Hunting Restrictions. § 10-426. Hunting with guns or devices via Internet connection prohibited

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Primary Citation:  MD Code, Natural Resources, § 10-426 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2023 Alternate Citation:  Md. Nat. Res. Code Ann. § 10-426 Date Adopted:  2006 Historical: 
Summary: This statute prohibits hunting via the Internet with the state of Maryland. Violation of the statute could result in a misdemeanor conviction, a fine not exceeding $10,000, imprisonment, and hunting license revocation.

In general

(a) A person may not shoot at or kill a bird or animal in the State with a gun or other device operated or accessed via an Internet connection.

Prima facie evidence of offense

(b) Accessing, regulating access to, or regulating the control of a gun or device capable of being operated in violation of this section shall be prima facie evidence of the commission of an offense under this section.

Fines and penalties

(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.

License revocation

(d) The hunting privilege or hunting license of a person convicted of violating this section shall be revoked, and the person shall be denied the privilege of hunting in the State for at least 2 years and not more than 5 years.


Added by Acts 2006, c. 29, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006.


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