Big game hunting violation penalty increased.
be amended to read as follows:
A violation of § 41-8-2, 41-8-6, or 41-8-15 is a Class 1 misdemeanor for each
prohibited act or each big game animal or any part thereof, taken, caught, killed, sold, offered, or
exposed for sale, in possession or in possession with intent to sell, shipped by common carrier, or
transported to any point inside or outside the state in violation of law. Upon conviction of any
person for hunting or taking big game, except wild turkey, during the nighttime, during a closed
season or without a license, the court shall impose a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars
for each animal involved and that person
shall be required to serve a minimum of three days in the
county jail and
his or her
hunting privileges revoked pursuant to §§ 41-6-74.1 and
41-6-74.2. A second or subsequent conviction of any person for hunting or taking big game, except
wild turkey, during the nighttime, during a closed season, or without a license is a Class 6 felony.
In addition, the court shall revoke that person's hunting privileges for a period of five years.