Full Statute Name:  West's Vermont Statutes Annotated. Title Ten. Conservation and Development. Part 4. Fish and Wildlife Conservation. Chapter 113. Game. Subchapter 1. General Provisions. § 4708. Interference with hunting, fishing or trapping

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Primary Citation:  10 V.S.A. § 4708 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  April, 2018 Alternate Citation:  VT ST T 10 § 4708 Date Adopted:  1961
Summary:

This Vermont law reflects the state's hunter harassment provision. The law states that a person shall not intentionally interfere with the lawful taking of fish or wild animals. This includes things like tampering with traps, nets, baits, or firearms; by placing himself or herself in a position, for the purpose of interfering, that hinders or prevents hunting, trapping, or fishing; or by engaging in an activity, for the purpose of interfering, that drives, harasses, disturbs, or is likely to disturb wildlife or fish.

 

(a) A person shall not intentionally interfere with the lawful taking of fish or wild animals by:

(1) tampering with traps, nets, bait, firearms, or any other thing used for hunting, trapping, or fishing;

(2) placing himself or herself in a position, for the purpose of interfering, that hinders or prevents hunting, trapping, or fishing; or

(3) engaging in an activity, for the purpose of interfering, that drives, harasses, disturbs, or is likely to disturb wildlife or fish.

(b) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit an incidental interference arising from lawful activity by landowners or users of land, including farmers and recreationists.

Credits
1961, No. 119, § 1; 1981, No. 85, § 10; 1981, Adj. Sess., No. 127; 2015, Adj. Sess., No. 145, § 12, eff. July 1, 2016.

 

 

 

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