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TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-355 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO HUNTING DEER NEAR RESIDENCES, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO HUNT DEER WITHIN THREE HUNDRED YARDS OF A RESIDENCE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE OWNER AND OCCUPANT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 50-11-355 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-11-355. It is unlawful to hunt deer
with a firearm within three hundred yards of a residence when less than ten feet above the ground without permission of the owner and occupant. Anyone violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days. The provisions of this section do not apply to a landowner hunting on his own land or a person taking deer pursuant to a department permit."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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