Title 23 Chapter 20 Section 20

Wildlife Resources Code of Utah
Enforcement - Violations and Penalties
Section 20
Children accompanied by adults while hunting with weapon.

            

23-20-20.   Children accompanied by adults while hunting with weapon.

            (1) As used in this section:

            (a) "Accompanied" means at a distance within which visual and verbal communication is maintained for the purposes of advising and assisting.

            (b) (i) "Electronic device" means a mechanism powered by electricity that allows communication between two or more people.

            (ii) "Electronic device" includes a mobile telephone or two-way radio.

            (c) "Verbal communication" means the conveyance of information through speech that does not involve an electronic device.

            (2) A person younger than 14 years old who is hunting with any weapon shall be accompanied by:

            (a) the person's parent or legal guardian; or

            (b) a responsible person who is at least 21 years old and who is approved by the person's parent or guardian.

            (3) A person younger than 16 years old who is hunting big game with any weapon shall be accompanied by:

            (a) the person's parent or legal guardian; or

            (b) a responsible person who is at least 21 years old and who is approved by the person's parent or guardian.

            (4) A person who is at least 14 years old but younger than 16 years old shall be accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years old while hunting wildlife, other than big game, with any weapon.


Amended by Chapter 297, 2011 General Session