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Histories Forgotten: The ‘Roaring 20s’ ushered in threats to game wardens

An Illinois Deputy Game and Fish Warden badge from the 1920s. The “157” would have been the number assigned to the game warden wearing the badge. (Photos courtesy of ISM)

On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment, also known as the “Volstead Act,” was ratified. The act prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”
Overnight, stills began to pop up around the countryside, adding one more threat to the already dangerous job of game warden.
Passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act last decade led to new challenges for field officers this decade. Most hunters, perhaps grudgingly, accepted the new regulations as necessary to protect the resource. Others, well, they chose to fight.

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