A Bag limit refers to a law imposed on hunters and fishermen. Bag limit restricts the number of animals of specific species which can be killed and kept. Bag limits also places restrictrions on the size of certain animals and the time of year during which hunters may legally kill them. Persons who violate the law of bag limit or other hunting laws are known as poachers. Bag limit helps in preventing extinction of certain species. The law relating to bag limit varies according to each state’s legislation.
The following is an example of the state statute (California) which defines bag limit:
Cal Fish & G Code § 18 defines bag limit as the maximum limit, in number or amount, of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians that may lawfully be taken by any one person during a specified period of time.