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Question for Hunting History Buffs

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Okay history buffs...When was the first American hunting seasons?

I just started pondering this tonight, and plan to research this a bit. Maybe your two cents will help me organize my thoughts. I'm thinking the late 1800's or early 1900's; a code of ethics was developed because some had no reason to limit the amount of game they bagged. It must have started small, with one law, and gradually snowballed.

How did it start; bag limits, shooting hours, seasons, deer, ducks, buffalo, when, where?

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I found some information on hunting in Pennsylvania:

1867 - Last native elk killed in Pennsylvania about this time.

1869 - Deer season set: September 1 to December 31.

1878 - First statewide waterfowl season.

1913 - Resident hunting license established at $1.

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Okay history buffs...When was the first American hunting seasons?

I just started pondering this tonight, and plan to research this a bit. Maybe your two cents will help me organize my thoughts. I'm thinking the late 1800's or early 1900's; a code of ethics was developed because some had no reason to limit the amount of game they bagged. It must have started small, with one law, and gradually snowballed.

How did it start; bag limits, shooting hours, seasons, deer, ducks, buffalo, when, where?

I was told stories of my grandad & great grandad shippiong game to chicago in barrels.But for your question email the DNR I'll bet they could tell of how it came to be.Then maybe post here so interested viewers can read it.

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I know Wisconsin had the first archery only season, nor sure exactly when that was.

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