2006 Regular Session
To: Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
By: Senator(s) Posey
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT COMPUTER-ASSISTED REMOTE HUNTING; TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR SUCH HUNTING; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Computer-assisted remote hunting" means the use of a computer or any other device, equipment or software to remotely control the aiming and discharge of archery equipment, firearms or primitive firearms to take any game animal or bird.
(b) "Facility for computer-assisted remote hunting" means the real property and improvements on the property to facilitate computer-assisted remote hunting.
(2) (a) It is unlawful for a person to engage in computer-assisted remote hunting.
(b) It is unlawful for a person to provide or operate a facility for computer-assisted remote hunting if the game animal or bird being hunted is located in this state.
(3) A person violating this section is guilty of a Class I offense and shall be punished as provided under Section 49-7-141. Each game animal or bird killed in the violation of this section is a separate offense.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.