Hunting, Fishing and Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-10


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HUNTING, FISHING AND SPORT The first motion pictures in natural colors ever taken in the Adirondacks are now being secured in the heart of the mountains. Thomas M. Day of New York recently caught the largest brook trout taken from the Penobscot River, Maine, in ten years. The fish weighed four pounds one ounce. In Oregon you may hunt deer from September 1 to October 31. Oregon in years past was the most famous of all Pacific states- for deer hunting, and Sherman Powell once killed ten bear in a day in southwestern Oregon. Plenty of ducks are reported in the sand hills of Nebraska, season for which opens September 15. Stockmen of that state say there ;s an abundance of prairie-chickens and some good shooting is promised sportsmen when that season opens on October 10. The open season for bear in the State of Pennsylvania is from October 15 to December 15, with a penalty of 0 for killing bear out of season. A new state law gives state game commissioners power to declare an open season in any county by petition that the bear has become a nuisance. Small game shooting does not commence in the northwestern states until October 1. Besides the migratory fowl there are ruffed grouse, blue grouse, mountain or blue quail, California partridges, Bob Whites and the royal Chinese pheasants to contend with, and as these birds are plentiful the northwestern sportsmans cup of misery is always full during the open season, as you can imagine. Seventy-five years ago thousands of bison buffalo thundered across the plains of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. They were so plentiful that hunters from all over the world went to the West and slaughtered them for the mere pleasure of killing. Uncle Sam, however, saw that the bison were headed for oblivion and began to protect them in natural preserves. A recent statement from the Department of Agriculture shows that the government today has almosf 1,000 head. Two thousnnd more are privately owned throughout the United States. The secretary of agriculture, it is reported, has also provided that buffalo may be given to municipalities and public institutions from any sur- plus that may exist in the government herds.

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