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West's Delaware Code Annotated. Title 7. Conservation. Part I. Game, Wildlife and Dogs. Chapter 7. Regulations and Prohibitions Concerning Game and Fish. Subchapter I. General Provisions. 724. Wilful obstruction or impeding of lawful hunting, fishing or trapping activities

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Citation: DE ST TI 7 724

Citation: 7 Del.C. 724


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2013

Summary:   This Delaware law reflects the state's hunter harassment provision. Under the law, no person shall wilfully obstruct or impede the participation of any individual in the lawful taking of fish, crabs, oysters, clams or frogs; the lawful hunting of game birds or animals; or the lawful trapping of any game animals. Violation is a class B environmental misdemeanor. Incidental interference is not unlawful.


Statute in Full:


(a) No person shall wilfully obstruct or impede the participation of any individual in:

(1) The lawful taking of fish, crabs, oysters, clams or frogs; or

(2) The lawful hunting of any game birds or animals; or

(3) The lawful trapping of any game animals.

(b) Whoever violates this section shall be guilty of a class B environmental misdemeanor.

(c) Hunting, trapping or fishing activities while trespassing upon the private lands of another person, persons or corporation shall not be considered lawful hunting, trapping or fishing activities for purposes of this section.

(d) The conduct declared unlawful in this section shall not include any incidental interference arising from lawful activities normally conducted within the general area.

(e) This section shall not apply to law-enforcement personnel acting in the lawful performance of their duties.

CREDIT(S)

65 Laws 1986, ch. 303, § 1; Redesignated and amended from 7 § 731 by 70 Laws 1995, ch. 275, §§ 68 to 71, eff. Sept. 1, 1996.

 



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