Free Hunting And Fishing Essential, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-01


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FREE HUNTING AND FISHING ESSENTIAL Free shooting and fishing must not be allowed to disappear for directly thereon rest not only this health and happiness of thousands of our citizens but in a large measure our national security No one doubts that as a nation we must always depend upon the virility of our young manhood manhoodMajorGeneral MajorGeneral Hugh L Scott that dean of American fighting men strongly urges that both state and federal aid be given to every legitimate movement to make attractive and perpetuate our outdoor interests interestsHunting Hunting and fishing he places in the front rank of outdoor sports which he believes was one of the greatest factors in making it possible for Uncle Sam to cross the seas with an army capable of standing the strain and acquitting themselves as our boys did General Scott knows whereof he speaks jRctired under the age limit his robust body and keen mi nil permitted him to spring back into the lianiess at his countrys call He credits bid fit ¬ ness to the clean outdoor life lie has lead leadThe The most important thing to keep in mind is the sensible conserving of the game and fish we have now No one section of the country must be al ¬ lowed to overindulge its natural wish to take game or fish to its own detriment or to that of another section sectionWhether Whether we perpetuate a species by artlficinl breeding and distribution or by common sense re ¬ strictive legislation is not the point The fact js that each and every American species must be saved and increased to numbers permitting at least some shooting We cannot afford to delay or quibble ever doing a thing that must be done doneThe The incentive to go afield being provided some placu to go must be furnished The federal govern ¬ ment the states associations or philanthropic in ¬ dividuals should set aside at once as many public hunting preserves as possible This duty is the duty of the state but the state is an abstract term termIt It is up o the citizens to start he ball rolling Marshes arc being drained and thickets nleareil to provide more grain and incidentally more dollars to some individual Now is the time to buy while much territory can still be purchased at a small figure Again the question is not who shall pro ¬ vide but the fact that some territory for public shooting and fishing must be provided providedAll All interested should pot their shoulders to the wheel and help This does not mean simply sports ¬ men but all Americans who wish to see our nation composed of strong healthy men who may be better able to withstand the duties of our strenuous life John S Barlow in New York Sun

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