Recreational Hunting Safety Act Law and Legal Definition

The Recreational Hunting Safety Act (“Act”) is federal legislation that provides for civil penalties against a person who intentionally and significantly hinders a lawful hunt. The Act also provides an injunctive relief against a violation of the provisions of this Act and may be sought by:

1.the head of a State agency with jurisdiction over fish or wildlife management ;

2.the Attorney General of the United States; or

3.any person who is or would be adversely affected by the violation.

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 5202, violators will be assessed a civil penalty of up to $10,000 if the violation involved the use or threat of force or violence against a person or property and up to $5,000 for any other violation. These fines are in addition to other criminal or civil penalties that may be levied against the violator. The money collected from penalties is deposited into the trust fund established by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act) or used to implement the North American Waterfowl Management Plan of 1986 or a similar program.