Hunting Licenses: Their History, Objects, and Limitations

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1904 - Fish and game licenses - 72 pages

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Page 52 - We doubt very much whether any action of a State not directed, by way of discrimination, against the negroes as a class, or on account of their race, will ever be held to come within the purview of this provision.
Page 50 - States that no law shall be made or enforced which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, or deny to any person the equal protection of the laws...
Page 53 - State had appropriated the same property to be used as a common by its people for the purposes of agriculture, could the citizens of other States avail themselves of such a privilege. And the reason is obvious ; the right thus granted is not a privilege or immunity of general but of special citizenship. It does not " belong of right to the citizens of all free governments," but only to the citizens of Virginia, on account of the peculiar circumstances in which they are placed.
Page 53 - The provision of the Tennessee constitution (article 2, 17) was that "no bill shall become a law which embraces more than one subject, that subject to be expressed In the title." The court In that case uses the following language: "The precise question to be determined In this case is whether the title of the original act, entitled 'An act to prevent the sale or giving or delivery of liquors to minors,' is broad enough to embrace an amendment not relating in any way to prohibiting sales or gifts...
Page 53 - US 391, the question involved was, whether the State of Virginia could prohibit the citizens of other States from planting oysters in Ware River, a stream in Virginia where the tide ebbed and flowed, when her own citizens had that privilege.
Page 53 - The wild game within a state belongs to the people in their collective, sovereign capacity ; it is not the subject of private ownership, except in so far as the people may elect to make it so; and they may, if they see fit, Absolutely prohibit the taking of it, or any traffic or commerce in it, if deemed necessary for its protection or preservation, or the public good.
Page 51 - Constitution of the United States, prohibiting any State from making any law which shall abridge the privileges of citizens of the United States or deny to any person the equal protection of the laws; and furthermore that the statute was valid in its application to a nonresident killing game on the property of persons who have formed an association under the laws of the State for the protection of game on their own property. In passing upon the question of constitutionality, after showing that section...
Page 51 - ... of the laws. But even this appearance is dissipated, I think, when we examine the decision of the supreme court of the United States in the Slaughter-house Cases, 16 Wall. 36. It was there argued that a state law which authorized a corporation to establish stock-yards and slaughter-houses in and near New Orleans, and prohibited all other persons...
Page 19 - The history of modern resident hunting licenses properly begins with the system of special licenses developed in some of the counties of Maryland in the early seventies and eighties. Shooting wild fowl from sink boxes, sneak boats, or in some cases from blinds was prohibited except under license, and these licenses were issued only to residents. The first of these special laws was passed in 1872 (Laws of 1872, chap. 54) for the protection of wild fowl on the Susquehanna Flats, at the head of Chesapeake...
Page 38 - Indiana, any of the wild animals, fowls or birds that are protected during any part of the year without procuring a license to do so, and then only during the respective periods of the year when it shall be lawful to do so.

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