SEC. 49-7-95. Killing deer by headlighting or other lighting devices; killing livestock; penalties.
Any person who hunts or takes or kills any deer at night by headlighting, by any lighting device or light amplifying device shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a Class I violation and shall be punished as provided in Section 49-7-141. Violators of this section, upon conviction, shall also forfeit all hunting, trapping and fishing privileges for a period of not less than three (3) consecutive years from the date of conviction and shall attend such courses prescribed by the commission. A person who is appealing from a violation of this section shall have his hunting privileges suspended or revoked as provided in Section 49-7-27. This section shall not apply to any deer killed in an accident with any motor vehicle. Anyone found guilty of violating this section who shoots or kills any livestock shall be punished as provided in Section 97-41-15 in addition to the penalties provided in this section.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 5866-02; Laws, 1956, ch. 149, § 3; Laws, 1971, ch. 314, § 1; Laws, 1972, ch. 430, § 1; Laws, 1980, ch. 556; Laws, 1985, ch. 452, § 6; Laws, 1991, ch. 365, § 1; Laws, 1998, ch. 589, § 1; Laws, 2001, ch. 354, § 2, SB 2762, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
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