HUNTINGsmart! USA Knowledge Base
Module 09 - HUNTING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Hang in there. There’s just one more chapter until we start talking about hunting techniques and how to bring home that trophy buck.
Hunting is regulated with laws that exist at the federal, state and municipal level. Why so many rules? The primary reason is resource conservation.
The laws ensure that:
- Fair chase and fair share are practiced.
- People and personal property are protected.
- Hunting participants maintain the integrity of the sport.
- Game animals are protected from the risk of extinction.
The tradition of hunting simply wouldn’t exist without the laws and safety rules that protect hunters, non-hunters, wildlife and the environment. Pay attention, do your research and know the laws that apply to the area where you’ll be hunting.