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To conserve wildlife for future generations to enjoy, wildlife management laws were passed. These laws allowed game to flourish.

  • Game Conservation Laws:
    • Establish hunting seasons that limit harvesting and avoid nesting and most mating seasons.
    • Limit hunting methods and equipment.
    • Set “bag” limits on the number of animals that can be taken.
  • Public Safety Laws establish safety guidelines for hunting that protect both hunters and non-hunters.
  • Equal Opportunity Hunting Laws offer equal opportunity for all, whether they use modern firearms, muzzleloaders, or bows.
  • Funding Laws ensure adequate funding for wildlife programs by collecting license fees.
  • Fair Chase
    • Hunting laws also define the rules of fair chase.
    • One of the earliest models was the “Fair Chase Principle” established in the late 1800s by the Boone and Crockett Club, which was founded by Theodore Roosevelt.
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