Game Act 1711 (74 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

The Game Act of 1671 had been silent on the matter of penalties, which were assumed to continue from previous legislation at a rate of 20s per head of game killed or three month's imprisonment. In 1711 this was amended to secure a blanket fine of £5 or three month's imprisonment for possessing killed game, a snare or a hunting dog. The ‘deer-stealer' remained covered by previous legislation and liable to a £30 fine or a year's imprisonment.

Editors. "Game Act 1711". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 June 2009
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