Seal Bounties in Maine and Massachusetts, 1888 to 1962

  title={Seal Bounties in Maine and Massachusetts, 1888 to 1962},
  author={B. Lelli and D. Harris and A. Aboueissa},
  • B. Lelli, D. Harris, A. Aboueissa
  • Published 2009
  • Geography
  • Abstract Maine and Massachusetts paid bounties on seals during the 19th and 20th centuries. To determine the number of seals killed for bounty, we examined historical records of bounty claims, and used geographic information systems and multiple linear regression to find predictors of places where large numbers of bounties were paid. We found records of 24,831 bounties paid in Maine (1891–1945) and 15,690 in Massachusetts (1888–1962). Considering possible fraud, missing data, and seals struck… CONTINUE READING
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