Ridding Illinois Waters Of Pirates, Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-11


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RIDDING ILLINOIS WATERS OF PIRATES PIRATESThe The sentence of execution against German carp and oilier pirate fish in Illinois waUrs lias Iwen carried out by the state game wardens In this way the fishermen of Illinois are assured continued sjMirt It is figured that lOOOO Chicagoans angle annually in nearby waters watersThe The death sentence took in every German carp gar fish buffalo fish that could be captured in the state Internment was also ordered for every giant bass pickerel pike or trout All these fish destroy spawn and baby game fish fishEdward Edward St Clalr game warden for the northern district of the state and his deputy William J Stratton were in charge of the executions at Fox Lake A seine a milt long was used The seine was spread and then drawn in It brought in game fish as well as killers as the condemned fish are named namedThe The game fish were thrown back into the lake The German carp gar fish which is freshwater swordfish and the buffaloes were killed The giant trout bass pike and pickerel were separated for use at the state hatcheries or to stuff for museum purposes purposesThe The seining stopped May 1 Five sein hauls wen made and they brought in fifteen tons of killer As the killHis were only a mall part of the hauls one may imagine how vast a number of fish may 1 caught in a net a milo long Enough game fish were thrown back to assure Chicago ang ¬ lers plenty of sport this season The sport will In bettor than ever because the execution of the pirate fish will save the HVPS of muny game fish fishIncidentally Incidentally this work by the state lias served to reduce tin price of cheap fish to consumers Carp has sold as high as eighteen cents in Chicago The state wardens supervised the work of fishing gangs who seined for carp The seiners paid the state a cent a pound for the fish and were able to market it so the consumer paid about eight cents a pound

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