(Ga. Code Ann. § 27-3-151 (1997))
OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED
TITLE 27. GAME AND FISH
CHAPTER 3. WILDLIFE GENERALLY
ARTICLE 6. INTERFERENCE WITH LAWFUL TAKING
§ 27-3-151. Activity prohibited
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to:
(1) Interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife by another person
byintentionally preventing or attempting to prevent such person from
such lawful taking of wildlife;
(2) Disturb or engage in activity tending to disturb wildlife for
thepurpose of intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent the
lawful taking of such wildlife; or
(3) Fail to obey an order of a law enforcement officer to desist
fromconduct violating paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection if the
law enforcement officer observes such conduct or if the law
enforcement officer has reasonable grounds for believing that the
person has engaged in such conduct that day or that the person plans
or intends to engage in such conduct that day at a specific location.
(b) Nothing in subsection (a) of this Code section shall be construed
to apply to the activities of law enforcement officers or employees
of the department in the performance of their duties.
HISTORY: Code 1981, § 27-3-151, enacted by Ga. L. 1986, p. 1460, § 1.
§ 27-3-152. Injunctions; damages for violations
(a) The superior court of a county may enjoin conduct which would be
in violation of Code Section 27-3-151 upon the petition of a person
who is affected or who reasonably may be affected by such conduct
upon a showing that such conduct is threatened or that such conduct
has occurred at a particular location in the past and that it is not
unreasonable to expect that under similar circumstances such conduct
will be repeated.
(b) A person who engages in conduct in violation of Code Section
27-3-151 shall be civilly liable to any other person who is adversely
affected by such conduct, and any award for damages may include
punitive damages. In addition to any other items of special damage,
the measure of damages may include expenditures of the affected
person for license and permit fees, travel, guides, and special
equipment and supplies to the extent that such expenditures were
rendered futile by preventing the lawful taking of wildlife.
HISTORY: Code 1981, § 27-3-152, enacted by Ga. L. 1986, p. 1460, § 1;
Ga. L. 1987, p. 3, § 27.
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