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1916 Va. Acts 568, An Act to Prevent the Destruction of Wild Game Within Certain Territory Lying Within the Boundaries of the Massanutten Purchase Area, in the State of Virginia… §1.

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1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to hunt, pursue, kill, or destroy in any way, any wild game or to enter with dog or gun or both with intent to hunt, kill, pursue, destroy any wild game upon any of those tracts of land in Shenandoah county in what is known as the Massanutten purchase area to which the government of the United States of America has acquired the legal title under the Week’s law for the acquisition of lands upon the head waters . . .