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Law Summary

No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.

Full Text of the Law

IC 14-22-9-1
Unlawful means of taking fish

Sec. 1. (a) Except as allowed by section 3 of this chapter, a person may not take fish from waters containing state owned fish, waters of the state, or boundary waters of the state by the following:

(1) Means of:
(A) a weir;
(B) an electric current;
(C) dynamite or other explosive;
(D) a net;
(E) a seine;
(F) a trap; or
(G) any other substance that has a tendency to stupefy or poison fish.

(2) Means of the following:
(A) A firearm.
(B) A crossbow.
(C) The hands alone.

(b) The methods or devices in this section may be possessed and used:

(1) under special permit issued by the director under rules that the director provides; or

(2) as otherwise provided by law.

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.


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