The Game Act of 1770 imposed a mandatory penalty of public
whipping and imprisonment for anyone taking game birds by night.
The Act aroused fierce opposition and was replaced by the Night
Poaching Act of 1773 which reserved these penalties to repeat
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Editors. "Game Act 1770". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 June 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=7190, accessed 17 August 2017.]