2002 Regular Session
To: Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Senator(s) Posey
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CANNED HUNTS IN WHICH NATIVE GAME ANIMALS HAVE NO OPPORTUNITY TO AVOID THE HUNTER; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. For purposes of this section, the term "canned hunts" means the practice of providing a hunting opportunity under controlled conditions in which native game animals hunted may not have a reasonable opportunity to avoid the hunter. Canned hunts are prohibited in the state. The commission shall adopt regulations it deems necessary to prohibit and control such hunts. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the operation of private shooting preserves or commercial wildlife enclosures as authorized by statute.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2002.