Hunting, Fishing and Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-19


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HUNTING, FISHING AND SPORT. It is now unlawful to. hunt soiiirrel and nunil in Illinois, but one may shoot ducks, geese, brants, coots, snipe and plover until December 31, and rabbits until January 31. 1020. Southern hunters out bird shooting report seeing rattlesnakes around in several sections, the warm weather Of the fall holding on so late that the snakes have not yet gone into winter quarters. Over 100,000 fry of various species, received from the federal and state departments, were planted in the streams of Marathon County. Wisconsin, during the past season by the Wild Life Protective Association of that county. Nearly three-quarters of a million golden trout were successfully reared at the California state hatcheries this year. Most of them will be planted in the southern high Sierras, but some will be placed in the Tahoe region. Nowhere in America are bigger or better fighting rainbow trout found than at the Sault Ste. Marie rapids. Here the record rainbow is nineteen and one-half pounds. Many brook trout and landlocked salmon are also caught. Deer are said to be plentiful in the Black Hills country this autumn, and hunters who have visited that section since the season opened have met with grand success, it being easy for almost every hunter to kill the bag limit" of one deer in a season. Tlie. total number of deer killed this year in Michigan is estimated to be not less than 7,000. At this rate it will not be long before Michigan will need a closed season for two or three years in order to allow the deer to replenish their numbers. Game of all kinds is said to be plentiful in Arkansas this year, and numerous hunting parties have been formed in nearly every town in the state, and bear, deer, wild turkeys, ducks, quail and squirrels have been given but little rest since the shooting season opened. Some time ago two pure white canvasbacks were killed on the Susquehanna flats. A reward of 25 was offered for the possession of cither one of these specimens for scientific purposes and finally one was secured by a resident of Havre de Grace and duly mounted. Yellowstone Park, the home of the 36.00O elk under the protection of the national government, is now under fifteen feet of snow." and more snow has fallen during the month of November than in any winter in the last thirty years. In consequence the elk are suffering for food. The reports of protectors covering the number of men who hunted deer in Adirondack, N. Y.. territories total 04,055. It may thus be stated with reasonable accuracy and in round numbers that approximately 00.000 men hunted deer this season. In 1017 the rcjiorts totaled 37,000. A consignment of 40,000-game fish was recently received iit Northwood, la., and planted in the Sheil Rock River. Among the varieties planted were black bass, pike, crappies. bluegills, perch and pickerel. The fish were from one to five years old and will be spawning, in the spring.

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