§ 11-44-5. Willful damage while hunting, trapping or fishing.
Whoever shall enter upon land of another for the purpose of hunting, trapping or fishing, and while upon the land shall do any willful damage to the property of the owner of the land, shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.00). The owner of the property may recover from any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section, in an action of the case, twice the amount of the damages so sustained; and the license to pursue, hunt, and kill game in the state of Rhode Island during the open season issued under the provisions of chapter 13 of title 20 to any persons who shall thereafter be convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section shall be forfeited and no license shall be issued to him or her under the provisions of title 20 for a period of one year after that conviction.
(P.L. 1921, ch. 2097, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 137, § 32; G.L. 1938, ch. 248, § 23; G.L. 1956, § 11-44-5.)