Hunting, Fishing and Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-20


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HUNTING, FISHING AND SPORT California trappers received as high as 0 for coyotes, for wildcats and .59 for muskrats. A great crested grebe duck was recently caught by a boy fishing for pike near March, Cambridgeshire, England. It swallowed both bait and hook. Belgium is again awake. At a cost of 70,000 the city of Antwerp is laying out a new swimming pond to bo used In connection with the Olympic games next year. In a match against time at Blackpool, England. June 27, 1S9S J. Andrew undertook to drive sixty miles in three hours with three liorses. He succeeded in 2:51:27. Maiue in its eight northern counties has cut the deer season by fifteen days. The season formerly closed December 15; this year November 30 is the last day for hunting. In those days of cottages that cost ,000 or so to build, it is interesting to hear that Izaak AVal-tons cottage in Staffordshire, England, is for sale, and that the price is 00. There will be no open season in Connecticut this year for ruffed grouse or female pheasants.- The legislature lias protected these birds until October 8, 1920, in order to give both two undisturbed breeding seasons. . . . . Sportsmen, convinced that the deer season has opened too early in southern California, succeeded in having the law changed by the legislature to provide for a September 15 opening, fifteen days later than formerly. A rabbit-cafcher at Mudgce, New South AVales, Australia, after robbing a bees nest, stumbled 011 what he found to be 11 nugget, fourteen pounds in weight, of the shape of a Maltese cross, aiid of practically pure gold. Mrs. Marshall Field recently unaided caught a 225-pound, marlin swordfish after two hours and twenty-five minutes of work, during which she was towed from Sea Rocks into Avalou Bay, Cata-lina Island. Muskrat skins, which sold ten years ago for from four to ten cents each, now are worth .40 each. The price wis set at an auction sale of S.CO0 skins at Aancouver, B. C, sent down by a Yukon trapper, which netted the trapper 9,200. Applications have been received requesting the setting aside of three different Calfornia areas as State game reservations. An area of 25,000 acres, one of 30.000 and oue of 20.000 are situated in Santa Barbara and Aentura counties. A two-headed trout, one of the nature freaks at Glenwood State Fish "Hatchery, Minn., is thriving, according to Eben W. Cobb, state- superintendent of fish hatcheries. The baby trout is now about one and a half inches long and gives promise of , attaining xipe old age. .

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