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HUNTING, FISHfNG AND SPORT The smu-lsmen of Minnesota are objecting strongly to tlx? draining of Big Rice Lal;t a li-t-dins! ground for migratory wild; fowl. These men say that it is u mistake to draiu lakes like Big Rice, which are so necessary for the feeding of hundreds of thousands of ducks which pass through Minnesota on their way south. Big Rice Lake, in addition to being a feeding ground, is also a breeding ground. From St. Petersburg, Fla., comes the information that J. J. Duffy, "mayor of Pass-a-Grille, recently caught a tarpon weighing 1.34 rounds. The fish was six. feet nine inches in length and required forty minutes to land. It is the belief of the Nova Scotia guides that the Canadian wild goose found in Nova Scotia does not go south, but that a southern goose goes to Nova Scotia; also that the northern wild goose will not mingle with the stranger, which is smaller than the Nova Scotia goose. Mountain lions have increased at an almost unprecedented rate in the foothills east of Exeter, Cal., this season, and because of the inroads made on farm stock, which have assumed serious, proportions, the peoplu of the Three Rivers section have asked the state fisli and game commission to aid them in control of the animals. According to numerous reports from many sources it is evident that the deer in New York State are not only in remarkably good physical condition, but that they are extending their range. The inspector for the Eastern Adirondack Division gives it as his opinion that never before in his long career as a game official has he seen as many deer in the woods as there were last winter.