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      RS 56:140     


§140.  Foxes; bobcats

A.  It shall be unlawful to trap or kill foxes by use of any firearm or other weapon, device, or poison at any time, except that foxes may be included in the open season for taking nongame quadrupeds provided by R.S. 56:260.  In such event foxes may be taken by any legal means unless otherwise restricted by law or regulation.

B.  It shall not be unlawful for any person to allow his dogs to run or chase foxes or bobcats at any time of the year, except on wildlife management areas and wildlife refuges and except from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in any area of the state where a still hunting season for deer is in progress as established by rules and regulations of the commission, provided no such person shall take, trap, or kill any fox or bobcat by the use of firearm, or any other weapon, trap, or mechanical device in connection therewith.

C.  Violation of this Section constitutes a class two violation.

Amended by Acts 1977, No. 344, §2; Acts 1978, No. 446, §2; Acts 1981, No. 736, §1; Acts 1992, No. 528, §1, eff. June 29, 1992; Acts 2003, No. 1248, §1.

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