DRIVING FROM RANGE OR HERDING LIVESTOCK
25-1303. Prevention of trespass of livestock — Criminal and civil liability. Any person owning or having charge of any herd or drove of livestock, who drives or moves the same into or through any county in this state, in which the owner thereof is not a resident or landowner, and where the land is owned or is occupied and improved, must prevent such herd or drove from mixing with the livestock belonging in said county, and must also prevent such herd or drove from trespassing on land in the possession of any actual settler, and used by him for grazing purposes, or for the growing of grain, hay or other crops, or injuring any ditches owned or used by such settler. If any owner or person in charge of any such herd or drove of livestock wilfully or negligently injures any resident of this state by driving or moving such herd or drove of livestock from any public highway, and herding or grazing the same on land occupied and improved by any settler in possession of the same, he is guilty of a misdemeanor; and is also liable in a civil action to the party injured for the damages by him sustained.
[(25-1303) 1881, p. 295, sec. 15; am. R.S., sec. 1183; reen. R.C. & C.L., sec. 1243; C.S., sec. 1936; I.C.A., sec. 24-1105.]