Wildlife Law

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An examination of the Federal and state legal framework dealing with wildlife. The course reviews wildlife law and policy from a variety of perspectives, including those recognizing sustainable use as a valuable conservation tool, as well as regulated hunting as a component of conservation and sound wildlife management. Selected topics include the North American Wildlife Conservation Model, the Public Trust Doctrine, the right to hunt and fish, the Federal preemption of state laws, the state role on Federal lands, the Federal protection of species, and the Federal protection of wildlife habitat. The course will include not only legal education, but practical application of the law.

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