Big Game in Canada: Great Heards of Buffalo Carefully Preserved-How Antelope Were Captured, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-03


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BIG GAME IN CANADA Great Herds of Buffalo Carefully Preserved How Antelope Were Captured. Long ago Canada came to see that her parks are a great financial asset; that the beauties of their scenery anil their expanses of untouched nature possess a money value . for the Dominion which should not bo overlooked. In this country we are gradually awakening to the importance of this same fact, and in Washington time and thought are being devoted to the exploitation of the national parks of the United States. The terrible conflict of the past years lends peculiar force to a sentence or two from the last report of the commissioner of Dominion parks: "The fundamental purpose behind the establishment and maintenance of rugged, forceful, intelligent manhood." The most successful treatment a physician prescribes for a patient is an order to go to the mountains or the seaside or the country. And the logic underlying this, prescription is the same logic which brought about the creation of national parks. The"-curative results, which follow- such, un outing are recognized to lie due to .the recreation in the out-of-doors involved in the trip." The outdoor man is likely to be in all respects the good citizen. In the parks of Canada are many of the large wild animals once widely distributed over America. Deer, elk, moose, sheep, antelope and white goats are to be found undisturbed and unafraid in places easily accessible to the public. Canada has the greatest herd of buffalo in the world, and many of them were sold to Canada by a resident of Montana. This herd of more than 2,400 head is distributed in different parks, large and small. Recently a fine herd of elk was imiiorted to Canada from the Yellowstone National Park. Recently a band of fifty wild antelope was captured by building a fence around the area in which they ranged. This experiment has been successful and the antelope have thriven amazingly.

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