Hunting, Fishing and Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-27


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HUNTING, FISHING AND SPORT. Hunters in the Ozark" region report a big migratory move by squirrels, supposed to come from the overflowed bottoms of northern Arkansas. The migration is the greatest, it is said, that has been known in the last twenty years. Heavy and continuous rains this fall in many of the Southern states have made the lowlands, where quail are usually found, almost impassable. The birds, of course, have gone to the higher, " ground, but even there the shooting will not be found as satisfactory as in former years. Such a deer season as the one which has just closed has not been seen in Pennsylvania since the game laws were inaugurated. According to all reports, the kill "of bucks will be over 2,500, and may run as high as 3,000, from 20 to 50 per cent over thy highest previous records. Ten or fifteen Illinois farmers living between Patoka and Ilazelton and representing about 3,000 acres of farm land are investigating the chances of getting their land turned into a state game preserve. About one-fourth of the land is in timber and conditions are said to be excellent for creating a .state preserve in that section. A purty of hunters in the vicinity of Moran, Mich., recently killed a deer that had no feet, to prevent it dying from starvation. Examination of the animal after it was killed showed that its feet had been burned off, no doubt in the forest fire which raged In that vicinity last summer. The neck and breast of the deer had been worn bare of skin and flesh, even down to the bone, the result of the animal pushing itself along on the ground in order to obtain food. Of the 1,650 tagged fish and turtles that were deposited in Lake Mendota, Madison, Wis., between April and October, for the purpose, of studying their growth and migratory habits, fifteen have been caught by fishermen and returned. Although these experiments have not progressed far enough to arrive at definite conclusions, experience with rock bass indicate that they stay in the locality in which they are deposited more than any other species. Two turtles, also, that were tagged and placed in the lake two years ago, were recently caught within one hundred yards of the place they were deposited. i 1 . I ; j J E r , i t i f t 1 ; ; r, I, , ij , d t ,,

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