FISH AND GAME
GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO FISH AND GAME
Injuring Property or Person
207:37-b Hunting License Revoked.
I. Any person, while on a hunting trip or in pursuit of wild animals or wild birds or while target practicing, who is convicted of shooting and wounding or killing a human being shall not be issued a license to hunt or, if the person holds a hunting license, the license shall be revoked and the person shall not be granted a license to hunt for the following period:
(a) If the shooting and wounding of a human being results in death or serious bodily injury, as defined in RSA 625:11, VI, the license revocation shall be for a period of 10 years.
(b) If the shooting and wounding of a human being results in less than serious bodily injury as defined in RSA 625:11, VI, the license revocation shall be for a period of 5 years.
II. A hunting license revocation under paragraph I shall commence immediately upon indictment or arrest. Upon conviction, the period of revocation shall be computed from the date of indictment or arrest.
III. A license to hunt may be granted or restored following a hearing before the executive director and the commission at any time following the full revocation period under paragraph I and following application for a license and successful completion of a hunter education program pursuant to RSA 214:23-a.
IV. A person convicted of negligently shooting and wounding or killing a human being while hunting or target practicing in another state or province shall not be issued a license to hunt in this state for any period of time that the person's privilege to hunt is suspended by the state or province where the offense was committed.
Source. 1987, 95:2. 1997, 188:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998.