assateague wrote:Indaswamp wrote:And to end this thread, I'll post this definition... (Kudos and 1000 points to Underradar.)Rule of capture
The rule of capture or law of capture is common law from England, adopted by a number of U.S. jurisdictions, that establishes a rule of non-liability and ownership of captured natural resources including groundwater, oil, gas, and game animals. The general rule is that the first person to "capture" such a resource owns that resource.
How's that Crow taste Assa....
Those Ducks are mine when I shoot them and the dog brings them to me and I thus maintain them in my possession. This thread is done, over, Good night.
Ok, obviously you've missed something. This whole thing started by Larry and others stating that I OWNED the wildlife on the hoof or the wing. Specifically, that if I hit a deer, the state doesn't have to pay because I own it. The federal govt couldn't be billed for "their" geese crashing a plane in the Hudson River. I said bullshit, if they exercise control (via 1-7) over them, that makes them theirs.
So really, the rule of capture doesn't change a thing. After further review, the play has been ruled an incomplete pass. No touchdown. Try again.
I must have missed where they claimed ownership of the live animals on the hoof or on the wing. The migratory Birds cross multiple national boundaries at any given period in the migration. The rule of capture also applies here, as no one owns them until they are dead in hand.
The duck on the wall-yes it is yours. the ones in your freezer, yep-you own those too; even though some of 1-7 on your list do not apply and you can not legally sell them. That was taken away when Market hunting became illegal.