Fishing and Hunting Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-05


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. FISHING AND HUNTING NOTES A wild cat is rejKirted in the neighborhood of Cheviot. N. Y. W. J. Morrell, professor of forestry of the Colorado Agricultural College, while recently surveying state lands on the east edge of North Park, rah into a herd of thirty bighorns.. He declares that mountain sheep are rapidly increasing in Colorado. A grouper shark, the largest ever taken so close to shore, was captured by Captain John Kassar a few davs ago while fishing from the pier at Ava-lon. Cal.. with a hand line. The shark, winch weighed "8." pounds, almost pulled the fisherman off the pier before assistance came. Then a rope was placed around the body of the shark and block and tackle did the rest. One of the largest brown trout caught in the country this season was hooked by Harry Ackley in the Mohawk River near Rome, N. Y., and weighed eight pounds and ten ounces. The fisli measured twenty-six inches in length and had a girtli of sixteen inches. A home-made bucktail fly was- the lure used. Mr. Ackley on the same fly in the same river caught a brown trout weighing six pounds and ten dunces. Beginning New Years day. New Jersey has a special twenty-day open season when, pike and pickerel may be caught. In fishing through the ice the days catch limit for each angler is ten fish. No one may fish with more than ten lines. Fishing is not permitted between 9 oclock in the evening and daylight the next morning. The legal length, limit is twelve Indies. It is against the law to use more than a single hook on a line. The winter thus far in the middle west has not been hard on the quails. There has been but one snowfall of any consequence and the temperature has not been low enough at any time to cause the birds any discomfort or to prevent them from obtaining a plentiful supply of food each day. If present conditions continue until the coming of spring weather, the birds will come through in fine shape and be in condition to begin their work of reproduction at an early date. American Field. Eskimo dogs, it appears, can travel forty-five miles in four hours, and there Is record of seven miles in half an hour. Ordinary domestic dogs at full speed "run at the rate of thirty-three to forty-nine feet a second," it is stated, though it is not "quite clear what "ordinary domestic dogs" include. In a recent trial a foxhound is alleged to have covered four miles In six and one-half minutes a statement which is not credible. Greyhounds are said to run from fifty-nine to seventy-five feet per second.

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