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needless interference in the business of
states kept Congress on the sidelines.
Given the fundamental problems
associated with states' rights and federal governance of wild birds, it was
clear that the continent's wild birds
needed more champions.
Pennsylvania, considered the cradle
of American ornithology - given lineage including both John J. Audubon
and Alexander Wilson - would be one
of the first states to step up for wild
birds. As early as the 1840s, counties
within Pennsylvania banned the killing
of songbirds. In 1873, the Commonwealth banned punt guns and protected
songbirds - and their nests and eggs -
statewide. Then, in 1897, Pennsylvania
became one of the first states to ban
spring waterfowl hunting.
Championed by Game Commission
Executive Secretary Joseph Kalbfus
since he took office 1898, birds received
tremendous management considerations
in the state. No doubt through Kalbfus'
urging, the agency's Game Commissioners in 1899 made a big splash on the
national scene for waterfowl.
"... Be it resolved that the Game
Commissioners of Pennsylvania ...

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do condemn the spring shooting of all
aquatic fowl within the United States
and Canada. Also the listing of certain
song and insectivorous birds, which
are justly protected by law in this and
other states, as game birds in certain
other states.
"We invite the prompt and concerted
support of all game commissions, associations and individuals in the United
States and Canada to aid us in securing
prompt national and dominion laws
which totally abolish this nefarious and
inhumane practice."

First Steps
With passage of the Lacey Act of
1900, America finally made a decisive
commitment to saving its wildlife.
Regarded as a cornerstone for American wildlife conservation, this federal
law made illegal the interstate transportation or selling of wildlife. It was
a big first step. But still, just a first step.
Although Pennsylvania had clearly
established itself a keystone state in the
crusade to help North America's birds,
it wasn't through. On Dec. 3, 1904, oneterm Pennsylvania Rep. George Shiras
III introduced a bill in the U. S. House
of Representatives to place the management of all migratory game birds under
the federal government. A noted nature
photographer and outdoorsman, Shiras
was introducing legislation that would
open "a new dimension to wildlife
conservation," a bill that "...was a



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