Maine Revised Statutes

§11216. Hunting with aid of aircraft

1. Prohibition on use of aircraft to hunt.  A person on the ground or airborne may not use an aircraft to aid or assist in hunting:
A. Bear; [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
B. Deer; or [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
C. Moose. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2. Penalties.  The following penalties apply to this section.
A. A person who violates subsection 1 without the taking of a bear, deer or moose commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §148 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates subsection 1 and takes a bear, deer or moose commits a Class E crime for which the court shall impose a fine of not less than $500, none of which may be suspended. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
C. A person who violates subsection 1 without the taking of a bear, deer or moose after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §149 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §§148, 149 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §§B148,149 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).