The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law Volume 14
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...yards) as to make the birds there take flight, although he did not fire into the decoy pond. was evidence of wilful disturbance and of damage to the decoy for which an action on the case might be maintained by the owner. Volume XIV. killing or taking of birds and beasts as game.'-The Englis/z game laws are founded on the idea of restricting the right of taking game to certain privileged classes, generally landholders.' The laws in the United States relating to game are gen'era1ly, if not universally, framed with reference to protecting the animals from indiscriminate and unreasonable havoc, leaving all persons free to take game under certain restrictions as to the season of the year and the means of capture.' VI. KILLING GAME OUT or SEA801I.--A penalty is usually provided by statute for the killing or taking of certain game at or between certain seasons oflthe year, the date of the season and the character of the game being designated.. 4 by the statute providing the penalty. 1. Game Laws Daflnod.--Bouv. L. Dict.; Anderson's L. Dit: t.; Black's L. Dict. 2. Purpose of Enactment of Game Lawn in Engla.nd.--Bouv. L. Dict. In 1831 the law was so modified as to enable any one to obtain a certificate or license to kill game upon the payment of a certain fee. 3. Preservation of Game--California.--Exp. Mater, 103 Cal. 479, 42 Am. St. Rep. 129. Illinois.--American Express Co. 1/. People, 133 lll. 649, 23 Am. St. Rep. 641; Merritt 1/. People, I69 lll. 221. Maine.--State 2/. Bucknam, 88 Me. 392. 5r Am. St. Rep. 4.06; james 11. Wood, 82 Me. I79. Maryland.---Dickhaut v. State, 85 Md. 451, 60 Am. St. Rep. 332. Marsar/iu: rtt: .--Com. 1/. Hall, 128 Mass. 410, 35 Am. Rep. 387. Michigan.---People-u. O'Neil, 7t Mich. 331. Minnerafa.--State z/....
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