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. § 4716. Coyote-hunting competitions; prohibition

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Primary Citation:  10 V.S.A. § 4716 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2019 Alternate Citation:  VT ST T. 10 § 4716 Date Adopted:  2019
Summary: This Vermont law, effective January 1, 2019, prohibits coyote-hunting competitions in the state. A “coyote-hunting competition” means a contest in which people compete in the capturing or taking of coyotes for a prize. Violation incurs a fine of $400 - $1,000 for a first offense. A second or subsequent conviction results in a fine of not more than $4,000.00 nor less than $2,000.00.

(a) As used in this section, “coyote-hunting competition” means a contest in which people compete in the capturing or taking of coyotes for a prize.

(b) A person shall not hold or conduct a coyote-hunting competition in the State.

(c) A person shall not participate in a coyote-hunting competition in the State.

(d) A person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 nor less than $400.00 for a first offense. Upon a second and all subsequent convictions or any conviction while under license suspension related to the requirements of part 4 of this title, a person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $4,000.00 nor less than $2,000.00.

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2017, Adj. Sess., No. 170, § 14, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

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