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POTHUNTING. Similar to the modern day practice of poaching or hunting without regard to rules, pothunting was a concern of the DUBUQUE GUN CLUB in 1875. The organization offered a reward of $25 (in addition to one-half of the fine required by law) for information leading to the conviction of anyone transporting or shooting game illegally.



"After the Pot Hunters," Dubuque Herald, June 22, 1875, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18750622&printsec=frontpage&hl=en