Full Statute Name:  West's North Dakota Century Code Annotated. Title 20.1. Game, Fish, Predators, and Boating. Chapter 20.1-01. General Provisions.

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Primary Citation:  NDCC 20.1-01-31 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  February, 2016 Alternate Citation:  ND ST 20.1-01-31 Date Adopted:  1987
Summary:

This law reflects North Dakota's hunter harassment provision. Under the law, no person may intentionally interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife on public or private land by another or intentionally harass, drive, or disturb any wildlife on public or private land for the purpose of disrupting a lawful hunt. Also, no person may remove with or tamper with a legally set trap. This section does not apply to any incidental interference arising from lawful activity by public or private land users or to landowners or operators interfering with hunters on land owned or operated by that individual.

Statute Text: 

 

An individual may not intentionally interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife on public or private land by another or intentionally harass, drive, or disturb any wildlife on public or private land for the purpose of disrupting a lawful hunt. The individual may not use an aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator on public or private land to intentionally interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife by another individual or intentionally harass, drive, or disturb any wildlife for the purpose of disrupting a lawful hunt. Except for department personnel, the individual setting the trap or snare, or that individual's agent, another individual may not remove or tamper with a trap or snare legally set to take fur-bearing animals or unprotected wild animals or remove the fur-bearing animal or unprotected wild animal from a trap or snare. This section does not apply to any incidental interference arising from lawful activity by public or private land users or to landowners or operators interfering with hunters on land owned or operated by that individual.

Credits
S.L. 1987, ch. 270, § 1; S.L. 1989, ch. 276, § 1; S.L. 1995, ch. 224, § 1; S.L. 2015, ch. 175, § 1, eff. Aug. 1, 2015.

 

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