Illegal Taking of Game

CR50-023.  Definition of “take and taking” from 10 V.S.A. § 4001(23) (08/13/02).  Reporter’s Note:  The statutory definition of “taking” lists various lesser acts prohibited by the statutes.  Thus a person may be charged with shooting at a wild animal whether or not the animal is killed.  A person may also be charged with “disturbing,” “harrying,” “worrying,” etc.

CR50-101.  Taking deer out of season, 10 V.S.A. § 4745 (04/06/07)

CR50-201.  Taking deer from a motor vehicle, 10 V.S.A. § 4705(a) (04/06/07)

CR50-211.  Attempting to take deer from a motor vehicle, 10 V.S.A. § 4705(a) (04/06/07)

CR50-241.  Taking deer from within 10 feet of public highway, 10 V.S.A. § 4705(c) (04/06/07)

CR50-251.  Attempting to take deer from within 10 feet of highway, 10 V.S.A. § 4705(c) (04/06/07)

CR50-256.  Shooting at wild animal from within 10 feet of highway, 10 V.S.A. § 4705(c) (04/06/07).  Reporter’s Note:  This instruction derives from instructions given by Judge Hudson in a 2002 case.  Shooting at a wild animal falls within the definition of taking or attempting to take a wild animal, under the broad language of 10 V.S.A. § 4001(23).

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