Monday, November 20, 2017

Let Us Give Thanks for Fish and Game Laws

In 1937, there were not a lot of whitetail deer on the East Coast of the United States, and this Pennsylvania hunter probably counted himself lucky to bag a button buck.

Between 1850 and 1900, rapid improvement in guns had outstripped our fish and game laws, and the land was shot out, not only of deer, but of turkey, beaver, duck, and geese.

Today, things have have turned around and there are now about 30 million whitetail deer in the U.S. -- a deer population in the East larger than there was when Columbus first set foot in the New World.

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