General Assembly: 78 (2000 Regular GA) - Chapter 1076 - Interference with lawful hunting, fishing, or fur harvesting


Published: 2000

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CH.I076 LAWS OFTHE SEVENTY-EIGHTH G.A., 2000 SESSION

CHAPTER 1076 INTERFERENCE WITH LAWFUL HUNTING, FISHING, OR FUR HARVESTING

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AN ACT relating to interlerence with lawful hunting, fishing, or fur harvesting and providing a penalty.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 481A 125, Code 1999, is amended by striking the section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

481A125 INTENTIONAL INTERFERENCE WITH LAWFUL HUNTING, FISHING, OR FUR-HARVESTING ACTMTIES - PENALTIES.

l. As used in this section, "interfere with hunting, fishing, or fur-harvesting activities" means one or more of the following:

a. To intentionally place oneself in a location where a human presence may affect the behavior of a fur-bearing game animal, bird, or fish or the feasibility of killing or taking a fur-bearing game animal, bird, or fish with intent of obstructing or harassing another per- son who is lawfully hunting, fishing, or fur harvesting.

b. To intentionally create a visual, aural, olfactory, or physical stimulus for the purpose of affecting the behavior of a fur-bearing game animal, bird, or fish with the intent of obstruct- ing or harassing another person who is lawfully hunting, fishing, or fur harvesting.

c. To intentionally affect the condition or alter the placement of personal property used for the purpose of killing or taking a fur-bearing game animal, bird, or fish with the intent of obstructing or harassing another person who is lawfully hunting, fishing, or fur harvesting. 1

2. A person shall not interlere with the lawful hunting, fishing, or fur-harvesting activi- ties of another person in an area where hunting, fishing, or fur harvesting is authorized by a custodian of public property or an owner or lessee of private property.

3. A person who commits: a. A first offense of interlering with hunting, fishing, or fur-harvesting activities is guilty

of a simple misdemeanor. b. A second or subsequent offense is punishable as a serious misdemeanor. 4. If a person who commits interlering with hunting, fishing, or fur-harvesting activities

possesses a license, certificate, or permit issued by the department, the license, certificate, or permit is subject to suspension or revocation pursuant to section 481A134.

5. This subsection2 shall not prohibit a landowner, tenant, or an employee of a land- owner or tenant from perlorming normal agricultural operations or a law enforcement officer from perlorming official duties.

Approved April 12,2000

I See chapter 1232. §76 herein , See chapter 1232. §77 herein