CITE

    16 USC Sec. 26                                              01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION
    CHAPTER 1 - NATIONAL PARKS, MILITARY PARKS, MONUMENTS, AND SEASHORES
    SUBCHAPTER V - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

HEAD

    Sec. 26. Regulations for hunting and fishing in park; punishment
      for violations; forfeitures

STATUTE

      All hunting, or the killing, wounding, or capturing at any time
    of any bird or wild animal, except dangerous animals, when it is
    necessary to prevent them from destroying human life or inflicting
    an injury, is prohibited within the limits of said park; nor shall
    any fish be taken out of the waters of the park by means of seines,
    nets, traps, or by the use of drugs or any explosive substances or
    compounds, or in any other way than by hook and line, and then only
    at such seasons and in such times and manner as may be directed by
    the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior shall
    make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem
    necessary and proper for the management and care of the park and
    for the protection of the property therein, especially for the
    preservation from injury or spoliation of all timber, mineral
    deposits, natural curiosities, or wonderful objects within said
    park; and for the protection of the animals and birds in the park,
    from capture or destruction, or to prevent their being frightened
    or driven from the park; and he shall make rules and regulations
    governing the taking of fish from the streams or lakes in the park.
    Possession within the said park of the dead bodies, or any part
    thereof, of any wild bird or animal shall be prima facie evidence
    that the person or persons having the same are guilty of violating
    this Act. Any person or persons, or stage or express company or
    railway company, receiving for transportation any of the said
    animals, birds, or fish so killed, taken, or caught shall be deemed
    guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined for every such offense
    not exceeding $300. Any person found guilty of violating any of the
    provisions of this Act or any rule or regulation that may be
    promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior with reference to the
    management and care of the park, or for the protection of the
    property therein, for the preservation from injury or spoliation of
    timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonderful objects
    within said park, or for the protection of the animals, birds, and
    fish in the said park, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
    shall be subjected to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment
    not exceeding six months, or both, and be adjudged to pay all costs
    of the proceedings.
      All guns, traps, teams, horses, or means of transportation of
    every nature or description used by any person or persons within
    said park limits when engaged in killing, trapping, ensnaring, or
    capturing such wild beasts, birds, or wild animals shall be
    forfeited to the United States, and may be seized by the officers
    in said park and held pending the prosecution of any person or
    persons arrested under charge of violating the provisions of this
    Act, and upon conviction under this Act of such person or persons
    using said guns, traps, teams, horses, or other means of
    transportation such forfeiture shall be adjudicated as a penalty in
    addition to the other punishment provided in this Act. Such
    forfeited property shall be disposed of and accounted for by and
    under the authority of the Secretary of the Interior.

SOURCE

    (May 7, 1894, ch. 72, Sec. 4, 28 Stat. 73; June 28, 1916, ch. 179,
    39 Stat. 238.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT

      This Act, referred to in text, is act May 7, 1894, which is
    classified to sections 24 to 30a of this title. For complete
    classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
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