Maine Revised Statutes

§11953. Unlawful possession of wild hares or wild rabbits

1. Unlawful possession; closed season.  A person may not possess a wild hare or rabbit taken during the closed season.
A. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §189 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates this subsection 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, §189 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §189 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
2. Unlawful possession; prohibited method or device.  A person may not possess a wild hare or wild rabbit taken by any method or with any device prohibited by section 11952, subsection 1 or section 12252, subsection 2, paragraph A, B or C.
A. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §189 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates this subsection 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, §189 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §189 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 655, §B189 (NEW). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).