Hunting, Fishing and Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-07


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HUNTING, FISHING AND SPORT Carrier pigeons will assist in protecting the forests of Oregon and Washington from fire if experiments inaugurated in these districts by Forest Examiner W. J. Sproat prove successful. He believes the pigeons will be a valuable means of communication in emergencies and for carrying reports of fire and other messages. Game commission officials of Pennsylvania say that applications for hunters licenses this year are exceeding all records; that more than 340,000 .have already been granted and it looks as if this number would not supply the demand. It is said that wild turkeys as well as other game in plentiful in tho Keystone State this autumn. The forty-fifth annual meeting of the New York Fish, Game and Forest League, Inc., will be held in Syracuse, N. Y., on December 3, 4 and 5. It will be the first time that representative sportsmen will meet since the enactment and trying out of the "one deer law" to express their opinions and to hear the views of a member of the State Conservation Commission as to the working of the present deer law. A jet black northern hare, with not a white hair upon him, was recently shot in the Adirondacks in New York State. Men Avho saw the hare after it was killed were interested and amazed, as in all their hunting experience of years and years they had never before seen or heard of a jet black white hare. John It. Burnham, president of the American Game Protective Association, in all his experience with the creatures of the woods, says that he has heard of only one similar instance. At New Hope, Pennsylvania, William Kinsey, who has passed his one hundredth birthday, has applied for a hunting license. When questioned as to his skill as a hunter, he replied that practice makes perfect and that he had followed the game about as long as the next one. He remarked: "Nobody haw. to hold a rabbit for me to hit it. When one jumps up hed better dust if I draw down on him." Kinsey is a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in the 104th Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1S01.

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