In the whole of USA, there are different rules that govern hunting in order to conserve the wildlife. The following are some of the latest hunting laws in the USA.
Laws concerning the wildlife authority
The rule states that any warden is entitled to:
- Inspect any document from a hunter which includes, the license or permit, to ensure that it is valid and issued by the correct authority
- Inspect all the hunting equipment that the hunter possesses, including the vehicle or container that is used to conceal any wildlife resource.
- Hunter identification (All hunters who are of 17 years and above should possess personal identification documentation like a driver’s license for the purpose of identifying themselves.)
- Legal documents when transferring any wildlife resource (When hunting or transferring any wildlife resources, one should have the necessary documents to allow him/her do so.)
Misuse of Game
It is against the law (C class misdemeanor) to hunt a game bird or animal, and fail to include it in a seasonal or daily bag limit.
Also it is declared to be an offense when you intentionally have a game; a bird, fish, or animal, and you do not store or keep the edible portion in a fit to be eaten condition.
It is considered a class A misdemeanor to neglect keeping the edible part in an edible condition of a deer, mule deer, antelope, or desert bighorn sheep.
Retrieval of Game
It is against the law to chase or pursue a wounded game in someone’s property, unless with a permission from the owner. Such is considered as trespass in the law of the US, and the end result is being arrested.
It is considered unlawful the following:
- To go fishing on private waters, or do fishing on public waters while standing on a private land without asking permission.
- To hunt in areas that are restricted, or hunt a game in large numbers, or at a time that is not allowed.
- Hunt using a firearm across or on a road that is considered to be public.
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