Rhode Island General Laws Title 20. Fish and Wildlife § 20-13-16. Harassment of hunters, trappers, and fishers prohibited

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(a) No person shall obstruct or interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife by another person at the location where the activity is taking place with intent to prevent the lawful taking.

(b) A person violates this section when he or she intentionally or knowingly:

(1) Drives or disturbs wildlife for the purpose of disrupting the lawful taking of wildlife where another person is engaged in the process of lawfully taking wildlife;

(2) Blocks, impedes, or otherwise harasses another person who is engaged in the process of lawfully taking wildlife;

(3) Uses natural or artificial visual, aural, olfactory, or physical stimuli to affect wildlife behavior in order to hinder or prevent the lawful taking of wildlife;

(4) Erects barriers with the intent to deny ingress or egress to areas where the lawful taking of wildlife may occur;

(5) Interjects himself or herself into the line of fire;

(6) Affects the condition or placement of personal or public property intended for use in the lawful taking of wildlife in order to impair its usefulness or prevent its use;  or

(7) Enters or remains upon private lands without the permission of the owner or the owner's agent, with intent to violate this section.

(c) A violation of this section is a civil violation for which a forfeiture of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) may be adjudged.

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