HOUSE BILL 542
AN ACT TO REQUIRE PERSONS HUNTING ON THE LAND OF ANOTHER TO HAVE PERMISSION OF THE LANDOWNER IN GATES COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. It is unlawful to hunt with, or to possess firearms, bows and arrows, or dogs, on the lands of another without having permission of the owner or lessee of the land. If the land is owned or leased by a club, the president of the club shall issue the permission to hunt.
Sec. 2. All lawful peace officers of the county and State who are authorized to enforce the hunting laws are authorized to enforce this act.
Sec. 3. Violation of this act is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 4. This act applies to Gates County.
Sec. 5. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 8th day of July, 1981.