History of Legislation

Game Laws   The earliest law upon this subject in America that we find was the act of the Assembly of Virginia of 1699, I. William III., wherein the killing of deer between January and July was prohibited under a penalty of 500 pounds of tobacco. In Maryland an act was passed on the same subject in 1730, which recites the evils of constant shooting—‘“ Which evil practice, if not put a stop to, may in a few years entirely destroy the species of deer, to the great damage of the good people of this province; be it enacted by … Read more