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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 113 : Game

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 4708)
  • § 4708. Interference with hunting, fishing, or trapping

    (a) A person shall not intentionally interfere with the lawful taking of fish or wild animals by:

    (1) tampering with traps, nets, bait, firearms, or any other thing used for hunting, trapping, or fishing;

    (2) placing himself or herself in a position, for the purpose of interfering, that hinders or prevents hunting, trapping, or fishing; or

    (3) engaging in an activity, for the purpose of interfering, that drives, harasses, disturbs, or is likely to disturb wildlife or fish.

    (b) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit an incidental interference arising from lawful activity by landowners or users of land, including farmers and recreationists. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1981, No. 85, § 10; 1981, No. 127 (Adj. Sess.); 2015, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 12.)