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  578.151.  Interference with lawful hunting, fishing or trapping in the first degree — penalty. — 1.  It is the intent of the general assembly of the state of Missouri to recognize that all persons shall have the right to hunt, fish and trap in this state in accordance with law and the rules and regulations made by the commission as established in Article IV of the Constitution of Missouri.

  2.  A person commits the offense of interference with hunting, fishing, or trapping in the first degree if he or she intentionally interferes with the lawful taking of wildlife by another.

  3.  It shall be considered a violation of this section to intentionally harass, drive, or disturb any game animal or fish for the purpose of disrupting lawful hunting, fishing or trapping.

  4.  The offense of interference with lawful hunting, fishing or trapping in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1988 S.B. 434 & 435 § 1, A.L. 1997 H.B. 304, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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