History of the early development of game regulations in Indiana, HH Michaud - Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 2013

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History of the early development of game regulations in IndianaHH Michaud - Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 2013

The first game law for the protection of our diminishing wildlife
in Indiana was enacted in 1857. The legislature passed an act in February of that year making it unlawful to kill, shoot, trap, or ensnare any deer, buck, doe, or fawn during a closed season from January 1 to August 1 of each year...In 1905 the legislature passed the first law requiring every person
to take out a license to hunt out of his own township and non-residents had to pay $15.50. ... 


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