In this well researched and documented book, James Tober addresses the issue of who owns the wildlife. More specifically, he is concerned with explaining why particular arrangements of property rights to animals have emerged. Throughout Who Owns the Wildlife?, he relies upon qualitative evidence to document the positions of the various interest groups who competed for wildlife and who moulded American wildlife law.
"Tober does a commendable job of tracing [...] changes in policy and enumerating the causative factors which brought about these changes [...] [He considers] the process by which property in wildlife resources has become increasingly well defined with scarcity [...] The book is good reading to gain a better understanding of the logic behind our present fish and game laws and regulations."
– Environmental Professional