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Andry surveys the major legal doctrines in North Carolina concerning fencing and liability for stray animals.
Traditionally, lands unfenced meant lands were free for anyone, owners and not, to use for hunting, fishing, and grazing. The Civil War, with its attendant population growth and rise of commercial farming, helped to bring about fencing laws and end to open range. Pictured was the type of fence that dotted the Appalachian landscape by the 1890s.