Full Statute Name:  West's Nevada Revised Statutes Annotated. Title 45. Wildlife (Chapters 501-506). Chapter 504. Management and Propagation. Preservation of Wild Horses. 504.490. Unlawful acts; penalty

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Primary Citation:  N.R.S. 504.490 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  March, 2018 Alternate Citation:  NV ST 504.490 Date Adopted:  2016
Summary: This Nevada law prohibits any unauthorized person from doing certain acts with regard to wild horses such as removing them from public lands, harassing wild horses, or using aircraft or a motor vehicle to hunt wild horses (among other listed actions). Violation is a gross misdemeanor. A person who willfully and maliciously kills a wild horse is guilty of a category C felony.

504.430 to 504.485. Repealed

 

504.490. Unlawful acts; penalty

1. Any person, not authorized to do so, who:

(a) Removes or attempts to remove a wild horse from the public lands;

(b) Converts a wild horse to private use;

(c) Harasses a wild horse or, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, kills a wild horse;

(d) Uses an aircraft or a motor vehicle to hunt any wild horse;

(e) Pollutes or causes the pollution of a watering hole on public land to trap, wound, kill or maim a wild horse;

(f) Makes or causes the remains of a wild horse to be made into any commercial product; or

(g) Sells a wild horse which strays onto private property,

is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

2. A person who willfully and maliciously kills a wild horse is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

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Added by Laws 1985, p. 1889. Amended by Laws 1999, p. 2516; Laws 2011, c. 395, § 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

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