(34 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 2302 (1996))
TITLE 34. GAME
PENNSYLVANIA CONSOLIDATED STATUTES
CHAPTER 23. HUNTING AND FURTAKING
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 2302. Interference with lawful taking of
wildlife or other activities permitted by this title prohibited
(A) GENERAL RULE.-- Except as otherwise provided in this title, it is
unlawful for another person at the location where the activity is
taking place to intentionally obstruct or interfere with the lawful
taking of wildlife or other activities permitted by this title.
(A.1) ACTIVITIES WHICH VIOLATE SECTION.-- A person violates this
section when he intentionally or knowingly:
(1) drives or disturbs wildlife for the purpose of disrupting the
lawful taking of wildlife where another person is engaged in the
process of lawfully taking wildlife or other permitted activities;
(2) blocks, impedes or otherwise harasses another person who is
engaged in the process of lawfully taking wildlife or other permitted
(3) uses natural or artificial visual, aural, olfactory or physical
stimuli to affect wildlife behavior in order to hinder or prevent the
lawful taking of wildlife or other permitted activities;
(4) creates or erects barriers with the intent to deny ingress or
egress to areas where the lawful taking of wildlife or other
permitted activities may occur;
(5) interjects himself into the line of fire;
(6) affects the condition or placement of personal or public property
intended for use in the lawful taking of wildlife or other permitted
activities in order to impair its usefulness or prevent its use;
(7) enters or remains upon public lands or upon private lands without
permission of the owner or their agent, with intent to violate this
(8) fails to obey the order of any officer whose duty it is to
enforce any of the laws of this Commonwealth where such officer
observes any conduct which violates this section or has reasonable
grounds to believe that any person intends to engage in such conduct.
(B) ENFORCEMENT AND RECOVERY OF DAMAGES.-- The commission or any
person who is lawfully engaged in the taking, hunting or trapping of
game or wildlife who is directly affected by a violation of this
section may bring an action to restrain conduct declared unlawful in
this section and to recover damages.
(C) EXCEPTIONS.-- The conduct declared unlawful in this section does
not include any activities arising from lawful activity by other land
uses, including farming, mining, forestry practices, recreation or
any other activities when it is evident that such activities are not
intended to violate this section.
(D) PENALTIES.-- A violation of this section is a summary offense of
the second degree.
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