41-9-1.5 Motorized vehicles not to be used in hunting from highways--Restrictions.
Motorized vehicles not to be used in hunting from highways--Restrictions.
to protect the public safety, it is the intent of the Legislature that hunting from highways or other
public rights-of-way be accomplished without the use of motorized vehicles. Therefore, the
following restrictions apply to such hunting:
No person hunting small game from any highway or other public right-of-way pursuant
to § 41-9-1.1 may discharge a firearm at any small game animal unless the motor vehicle
by which the person has been transported to the hunting location has, to the maximum
extent practical, been parked off the main traveled portion of the highway or public
right-of-way in a manner that does not create an unreasonable risk of injury or damage to
other persons or property using the highway or public right-of-way;
If the person who discharges the firearm is more than fifty yards from the vehicle, the
doors on the side of the vehicle nearest the roadway shall be closed, but the engine may
be running; and
If the person who discharges the firearm is less than fifty yards from the vehicle, all of the
vehicle doors shall be closed and the engine shall be turned off.
A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 2003, ch 225, § 2.