which regulate the right to pursue and take or kill certain kinds of fish
and wild animal
). Their scope can include the following: restricting the days to harvest fish or game, restricting the number of animals per person, restricting species harvested, and limiting weapons and fishing gear used. Hunters, fishermen and lawmakers generally agree that the purposes of such laws is to balance the needs for preservation and harvest and to manage both environment
of fish and game.
Game laws can provide a legal structure to collect license
fees and other money
which is used to fund conservation
efforts as well as to obtain harvest information used in wildlife management
Recently, due to threats of anti-hunting sabotage, every state in the US has enacted hunter protection laws to protect the civil rights of citizens engaged in hunting.