87-6-403. Unlawful hunting from public highway. (1) Except as provided in 87-2-803[(4)], a person may not hunt or attempt to hunt any game animal or game bird on, from, or across any public highway or the shoulder, berm, or barrow pit right-of-way of any public highway, as defined in 61-1-101, in the state.
(2) A person convicted of or who forfeits bond or bail after being charged with a violation of this section shall be fined not less than $50 or more than $1,000 or be imprisoned in the county detention center for not more than 6 months, or both. In addition, the person, upon conviction or forfeiture of bond or bail, shall forfeit any current hunting, fishing, or trapping license issued by this state and the privilege to hunt, fish, and trap in this state for 24 months from the date of conviction or forfeiture of bond or bail unless the court imposes a longer period.
(3) A violation of this section may also result in an order to pay restitution pursuant to 87-6-905 through 87-6-907. (Bracketed subsection reference deleted effective March 1, 2016--sec. 42, Ch. 449, L. 2015.)
History: En. Sec. 35, Ch. 258, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 408, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 33, Ch. 449, L. 2015.