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John Worth Edmonds, Statutes at Large of the State of New York: Containing the General Statutes Passed in the Years 1871, 1872, 1873 and 1874 with a Reference to All the Decisions upon Them. Also, the Constitution of the State of New York as Amended in 1875. 2d ed. Page 188, Image 188 (Vol. 9, 1875) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Several Acts Relating to the Preservation of Moose, Wild Deer, Birds and Fish, § 3. No person shall at any time kill any wild duck, goose are or brant, with any device or instrument known as a swivel or punt gun, or with any gun other than such guns as are habitually raised at arms length and fired from the shoulder, or shall use any net, device or instrument, or gun other than such gun as aforesaid with intent to capture or kill any such wild duck, goose or brant under a penalty of one hundred dollars.