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Wildlife Feeding-Intentional feeding

It is against the law to intentionally feed wildlife in Pima and Maricopa County.  If a person is intentionally feeding wildlife they can be charged a $300 fine. The law is in the Arizona Revised Statues. 13-2927
Wildlife affected by the new law:
 

Prohibited
Bobcats
Coyotes
Deer
Foxes
Ground and rock squirrels
Javelina
Mountain lions
Rabbits
Raccoons
Skunks

 

Allowed
Birds
Tree squirrels

 
How the prohibition applies:
The law exempts the feeding of birds and tree squirrels as well as normal livestock or agricultural operations.
The law describes violators as those who feed or attract wildlife, intentionally, knowingly or recklessly. This means that people who leave food outdoors for their pets could be in violation of the law.
 
Source: 
"Feed Wile E. Coyote, risk a fine." Arizona Daily Star. September 21, 2006.  Page B1.
 
 
 

Article tagged with: Wildlife Feeding

Last Update: 7-28-2014 12:25pm

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