Managing the state's deer population November 17, 2019 Rhode Island

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Managing the state's deer population November 17, 2019 Rhode Island, Jefferson City News Tribune
... When European settlers first came to North America, deer were plentiful, and hunting them as a food source was a necessity. But like many resources, deer were over-hunted. In 1646, the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, enacted a law that outlawed deer hunting from the first of May to the first of November, stating "if any person shall shoot a deer within that time, he shall forfeit five pounds." ...


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