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Unlawful Activities (General Hunting)
- Hunt, shoot, kill, or wound any farmed deer (e.g. elk, red deer, fallow deer, sika deer, or axis deer) or exotic wild animal (e.g. farmed deer, mouflon sheep, Barbary sheep [aoudad], antelope, etc.) held under a wild animal license for enjoyment, gain, amusement, or sport.
- Hunting while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Use of any pitfall, deadfall, snare, catch, trap, net, exposed salt or minerals, live decoy, or baited hook to take game species.
- Hunting or shooting from or across a public road.
- Discharging a firearm within 50 yards of a public road.
- Hunting from a vehicle, plane, or boat under power.
- Hunting without landowners’ permission, including power line, gas line, railroad and other rights-of-way. Written permission must be obtained if land is so posted.
- Use of drugs, poisons, chemicals, smoke, gas, or explosives, or electronically-amplified sounds to hunt any game species.
- Use of electronic communications equipment to aid in the pursuit of game.
- Use of a computer or any other device to remotely discharge a firearm for the purpose of hunting.
- Selling or purchasing any game species or parts thereof, except antlers, hides, and tails of legally taken deer, tails of legally taken squirrels, and legally taken alligator products.
- Disturbing wildlife dens, holes, or homes, or driving wildlife, except venomous snakes, from their dens, holes, or homes.
- Blinding wildlife with lights.
- Killing or crippling game without reasonable efforts to retrieve.
- Holding, possessing, releasing, or importing wildlife without a permit from the DNR.
- Concealing the taking or possession of wildlife (or parts) which the person in possession reasonably should have known was obtained illegally.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.
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