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History Timeline of years 1726 - 1899

Year Information  
1726 The first wildlife protection legislation was written. Under Colonial Law, the use of poisons to take "great quantities of fish" became illegal.
Historical Photograph of Fishing Boat
1825 The earliest State-sponsored work of a geologic nature in South Carolina was a 1-year "Geological and Mineralogical Survey of South Carolina" made in 1825-26 by Lardner Vanexum by order of the Legislature.
Historical Photograph of Boat
1878 Legislation authorizing the governor to appoint a "suitable person" to act as Fish Commissioner was enacted. Fish wardens were appointed in every county.
Historical Photograph of Bald Eagle
1892

The first non-resident hunting license was issued.

Historical Picture of Deer kill

 

 

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