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Wildlife Law pp 141-158 | Cite as

Private Wildlife Operations

  • Eric T. Freyfogle
  • Dale D. Goble
  • Todd A. Wildermuth
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Abstract

As seen in chapter 4, private landowners have complex legal links with the wild animals that wander on their lands. They do not own the wildlife, but they do possess the right to exclude outsiders from entering their lands to hunt, fish, or trap. To that extent, they enjoy special privileges with respect to the wildlife. For many landowners, hunting is a valuable use of their land and an important revenue source. That revenue from hunters stays with the landowner, even though the animals being hunted (as explained in chapter 2) are the property of the people collectively or of the state as trustee.

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© Eric T. Freyfogle, Dale D. Goble, and Todd A. Wildermuth 2019

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  • Eric T. Freyfogle
  • Dale D. Goble
  • Todd A. Wildermuth

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