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Wildlife Law pp 117-140 | Cite as

State Game Laws and Nuisance Species

  • Eric T. Freyfogle
  • Dale D. Goble
  • Todd A. Wildermuth
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Abstract

English-speaking settlers had hardly arrived in North America when colonial governments began enacting laws that controlled how people hunted and fished. Shortages of deer appeared early, as did disputes over access to fishing and shellfish grounds. Even when shortages were not acute it made sense, many colonists realized, to avoid disturbing wildlife during breeding seasons. From early colonial days, in short, governments were involved in wild animal management.

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© Eric T. Freyfogle, Dale D. Goble, and Todd A. Wildermuth 2019

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  • Eric T. Freyfogle
  • Dale D. Goble
  • Todd A. Wildermuth

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