WVC 20 - 2 - 57
§20-2-57. Negligent shooting, wounding or killing of livestock
while hunting; criminal violations; penalty.
(a) It is unlawful for any person, while engaged in hunting,
pursuing, taking or killing wild animals or wild birds, to
carelessly or negligently shoot, wound or kill livestock, or to
destroy or injure any other chattels or property.
Any person violating this subsection is guilty of a
misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more
than $1,000, or confined in jail not more than ninety days, or both
fined and confined. Restitution of the value of the livestock,
chattel or property injured, damaged or destroyed shall be required