(a)   No person not being the owner thereof shall shoot, kill or maim an Antwerp or homing pigeon, commonly known as a "carrier pigeon", or entrap, catch or detain a carrier pigeon if it has the name of the owner stamped upon its wing or tail, or has a band with the owner's name, initials or a number on its leg.
   (b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense; for each subsequent offense such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.