Fish and Wildlife

Deer Hunting

SECTION 20-15-5

§ 20-15-5 Possession of unlawful weapons while hunting.

No person shall use or have in his or her possession while hunting for deer, pistols, guns or other firearms, spear guns, crossbows, explosive points, poisonous or barbed points or any other projectile, propelled by any means, capable of carrying or injecting any incapacitating drug or chemical; provided, however, that a duly licensed person may hunt for deer by shotgun, muzzle loading rifle, long bow (straight limb, reflex, recurve, or compound bow) or crossbow. Possession of any deer showing evidence that it was taken with a prohibited device shall be a violation of this section. Upon conviction of a violation of any provision of this section, any weapons, guns, or ammunition shall be forfeited to the state.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 197, § 3; P.L. 1984, ch. 417, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 36, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 137, § 1.)