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POTHUNTING

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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 any transporting or shooting game illegally.

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"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