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Field-& Stream—April, 1936 Better Sportsmanship

Better Hunting

ON THE SQUARE

PRO AND CON

Means

N O matter what you do in this world, it has been our observa tion that there will be those who

will agree with you and back you

up, and on the other hand there will be some who disagree and try to back you down. This is in

no sense unfortunate.

There is and should be a pro-and-con to

every idea or suggested plan of action— if only for the sake of the mental exercise involved in attacking from one side and

And now a word about the Judith Basin Chapter of the Square Circle out in Monj tana. Picture of this fine group of future farmers of America appeared here last

As an example, here's a letter from K.D.M. of Minnesota, who is not a mem

ber of the Square Circle, but who must he more or less interested in hunting and

issue. During 1935 the Chapter put on a Pest Control Contest and here's the record of results: 11.850 gophers checked and ac counted for, 4132 ground hogs, 169 weasels,

fishing since he reads Field & Stream : "I was recently perusing the Square Circle page in the December Field & STREAM," writes K.D.M., "when I came across the recommendation of Harry Felt of Saskatchewan. If you recall, he sug gested that various groups offer school children bounties on crow eggs. Quite

1183 crows, 33,393 sparrows, 1827 jack

rabbits and 9 coyotes . . .

Letter arrives from Squareshooter C. E. Peterson, Secretary of the Lakc-of-theWoods County Sportsmen's Association, Minnesota, enrolling 200 members of the Association under the insignia of the

frankly I can't understand your publishing

"A good sportsman," says this steel-andbronze symbol on the car of Squareshooter Victor /'. Dusha. He made it

turn out to be a crow's abode.

"I think you should know that Field & STREAM is losing much prestige among those who are striving to be real con servationists and who cannot reconcile

our views with the seemingly-narrow atti tude that your magazine takes to this

predatory-bird matter. Some people stop buying a magazine without giving their reasons for disapproval. We believe it only Sqimrcshooter J'ic Booth of British Col umbia exhibits a nice steelhead

appeared here in the Square Circle page last month, coming from our good friend Squareshooter J. P. Bull out yon der in California? You rifle and pistol shooters may identify this Square Circle .poet in years to come—not only for his verse-making, but also for the fact that he is the daddy of that interesting little game called Spceducl which was described in the Arms & Ammunition Department last month . . .

defending on the other.

such a tiling. Imagine school children be ing urged to rob birds' nests at an age when they should be impressed with the value of birds. The fact that they wouldn't be able to distinguish between species is of course apparent. Every bird's nest would be attacked in the hope it would

REMEMBER the swell "pome" that

fair to give you our opinions and then wait for your action." Well, K.D.M., I am sorry that you can

not side in with our viewpoint on the mat ter, but am afraid your letter doesn't leave much ground for argument between us; because it is reasonably plain that you never have personally witnessed the dam age caused by the over-abundant crow population in the prairie provinces of Canada. Also, as far as the bounty on crow eggs is concerned, these being gath ered by school children, the trees up there only grow to a relatively short height, and it isn't difficult for the youngsters to tell what kind of eggs they are getting. As a matter of fact, most any country youngster can identify a crow's nest as far away as

Square Circle . . . Letter from Squareshooter Victor P. Dusha, enclosing photograph of Square Circle identification on his car. (Sec

left.) "The Square Circle emblem which I made for my car," he writes, "is made of steel with a raised border. The

Square Circle insignia is of bronze. The colors used in the emblem arc the same

as those on the regulation brassard. Made this up myself. Believe if it could be made of pressed steel, similar to those put out

by the gasoline companies, the demand would be considerable among Square Cir cle members" . . .

ANOTHER ANSWER A

METHODICAL predator hunter is Squareshooter Ceorge A. Marshall of Oregon. Apparently he doesn't care much about writing letters, because we hear from him only once a year; and generally this annual letter arrives along in January

just after the close of the preceding year.

you and I can spot a Model-T Ford. As an example, K.D.M., of what is going on between the crows and the duck population in the prairie provinces of

But when Squareshooter Marshall docs send a letter in to Square Circle head quarters he drives it as straight to the

Canada, here's a letter (arrived almost in the same mail with yours) from J. H.

cross-hairs of his .22 rifle 'scope down on

Wilson, of Saskatchewan:

a target:

"I have had a life-time experience in wildlife in

all its branches," he writes,

"and have lived in Southeastern Saskat

chewan for the past 38 years. Have had every opportunity to observe the crow damages that have taken place. South

point as when he unwaveringly pulls the "I set my quota on the crow at 365, one a day for the year 1935," he begins laconi cally. "I more than made my quota and in so doing enjoyed the greatest year of fun in the field I have yet known. "I have little patience with sob sisters

eastern Saskatchewan was considered at

who periodically open all stops in defense

one time to be one of the best breeding grounds for waterfowl, and in favorable seasons it is still a great breeding ground. Drouth has played its part, true, but I think after three or four years' observation that the crow takes from 60 to 65 per cent of the local hatch of eggs and young of

of the crow. We have several of the 'de

waterfowl. Crows have increased in the

past ten years by one-third. They must be reduced if we arc going to conserve what's left of our birds."

fenders' out here on the west coast. "I have seen two crows watch an old

hen . pheasant for nearly two hours—'til she went to her nest—then drive her away and proceed to eat the eggs.

"As far as my observations have shown me, the crow is the big-shot racketeer of the bird family. I feel justified in putting him on the list of those things we don't need so many of!"


AMERICA'S OLDEST OUTDOOR MAGAZINE

with which is combined FOREST AND STREAM

RAY P. HOLLAND

ELTINGE F. WARNER

Editor-in-Chief

Publisher

APRIL, 1936

Vol. XL

No. 12

EDITORIAL ARTHUR D. FULLER

COVER PAINTING

STAFF

SQUARE CIRCLE

JED MEANS

HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE FRONTISPIECE

BOB NICHOLS

Arms

and Ammunition

and

Skcct Departments

THE MAKO SHARK Few, if any, big-game fish can outfight him.

TROUT—LIGHT, WIND AND WATER SETH BRIGGS

Fish and Fishing Department

Kennel Department HORACE LYTLE

Among the Gun Dogs

CY La TOUR

12

ZANE GREY

13

LYNN ROGERS

16

An article that will help you catch more trout in 1936.

EDITORIAL

THE QUEST OF THE LUKE-WARM BEER FREEMAN LLOYD

1 7

H. L. BETTEN

19

GORDON MacQUARRIE

20

Fishing for trout in the famous Brule River of Wisconsin.

IN SELF-DEFENSE

EDWARD SAMSON

23

A prize-winner in the Narrowest Escape from Death Story Contest.

THE COYOTE—DESERT RACKETEER

JACK O'CONNOR

24

Once dependent on small rodents, the prairie wolf has learned to like game.

THE OLD WARDEN GOES HIGHBROW

HAROLD TITUS

26

WARREN BOYER

28

F. L. JENKINS

30

BURTON L. SPILLER

32

Licut.-Col. J. H. PATTERSON

34

CHARLES E. COX, Jr.

36

RIVER DUCKS Intercepting the morning flight opposite a big city.

DAVE ROBERTS

38

PICK YOUR GRIZZLY A trophy was chosen from more than a score of bears.

VICTOR BURKE

40

He is sure that the catching of fish is not all there is to fishing. RAY SCHRENKEISEN

Natural History Department

PHOTOGRAPHS Proving that the big ones don't always get away.

TWO GOOD POINTS HENRY CLAY FOSTER

Sportsmen Afloat DONALD H. COLE

Camping and Woodcraft

A bird-dog story that you will enjoy.

FISHERMAN'S FORTUNE Land-locked salmon in the state of Maine.

THE MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO—Part IV The greatest lion story ever written.

A RETURN TO ADVENTURE Dad learns a lot from a day witli his son.

IROQUOIS DAHL 1001 Outdoor Questions C. M. PALMER, Jr.

SETH BRIGGS

43

C. M. PALMER, Jr.

44

SETH BRIGGS

48

HENRY CLAY FOSTER

86

DONALD H. COLE

94

RECORD FISH Conservation Developments

JED MEANS

Square Circle Department

AMERICAN WILDLIFE INSTITUTE BULLETIN FISH AND FISHING Trout Flies: Real and Synthetic—James R. Webb. Watch Those Waders—A. P. Peck.

TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL PRIZE FISHING CONTEST HAROLD McCRACKEN Ask Me Your Camera

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SPORTSMEN AFLOAT

60

The Marine Beauties of 1936. Care of Paint Brushes.

CAMPING AND WOODCRAFT The Trailer Itch—George H. Denny.

Three Handy Splices—E. R. Augustin. jr. ASSOCIATE EDITORS RAY SCHRENKEISEN

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HAROLD McCRACKEN 101

NATURAL HISTORY How Heavy Is Your Game?—Walter J. Schoonmakcr.

BOB NICHOLS 104

ARMS AND AMMUNITION TRACY LEWIS

RAY SCHRENKEISEN 102

A Cure for "Grouse-Panic." Hand-Gun Hokum.

HAROLD McCRACKEN VAN CAMPEN HEILNER BOB DAVIS

BOB NICHOLS 114

SKEET SHOOTING Beware of "Frozen" Coordination.

FREEMAN LLOYD 117 HORACE LYTLE lx/

THE SPORTSMAN'S DOG

IROQUOIS DAHL 128

1001 OUTDOOR QUESTIONS

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Field & Streamr—A-prily 1936

NOVA SCOTIA INVITES THE FLY-FISHERMAN Would you like lo kill a sea-run Atlantic salmon: lake lake trout weighing up to eighteen pounds: have a go at some real sea-trout that average belter than two pounds? You can do it in Nova Scotia, in most of the Province's multitude

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night from Boston by Eastern Steamship, a short hop by train or motor, and there you are, rigged for your first cast!

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safety, make a comfortable camp at night and show you rare sportall within a few miles of the coast, for the Nova Scolian wilderness is accessible.

If you have the budget in mind, remember that in Nova Scotia angling privileges are free to all. There are no leased waters, no posted property. And the non-resident license fee is lower than

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Six-Day Round-Trip Excursions for Fishermen $12 Leave Central Wharf. Boston, 5 P.M. (D.S.T.) Thurs days, May 14, 21, 28: Fridays. June 5, 12. Returning, leave Yarmouth following Tuesdays. 6:30 P.M. (A.S.T.). Four full days iu Nova Srotia.

Take along your car

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Ask about low automobile rates For fish and game bulletins, lis! of guides, passenger fares, schedules, etc.. applv 78 Boylston Si. (Little Building i. Tel. LTBerty 3830-3831; 50 Franklin Si., LIBerty 5586. or Passenger Trallic Dept., India Wharf,

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Field & Stream—April, 1936

MM04 FISHERMAN'S COUNTRY

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IN the thousands of miles of Canada's

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everywhere ————«/———agggg—— In this department will he printed comments from our readers and other items of interest to

sportsmen. If you have something on your mind, let's hear from

you. Permission to publish

such communications should accompany them.

k CANADA

More About Canned Elk

W E judge, from the various com ments we have received from

our readers, that the majority of our readers feel as we do about elk in cans. On the top of our letter pile we find a letter from Casper, Wyoming. It reads:

Writing in behalf of that very small group of men who first conceived the idea of establishing an inviolate sanctuary for a remnant of the once vast herds of wapiti that but a few years ago roamed the entire Rocky Mountain West, I would like to commend and, also, enlighten you upon

certain phases of your editorial, which ap peared in the most recent issue of Field & Stream, under the title of '•Canned Elk."

Beginning with the first paragraph of

the editorial referred to, I wish to state,

as one amply informed, that the depreda tions attributed to the present-day Jackson Hole elk herd are but the inevitable results

of the unrestricted encroachments of a "so-called" civilization.

To any one familiar with the char acteristics of this majestic game animal.

land oi mmm^:

LAKES and STREAMS

it is easily seen that he is but making the best of what is, to him, a very unpleasant and degenerating situation, into which human greed and selfishness have forced

If it's fighting fish you're after —and battles

aplenty with rod and reel —come to Canada

him. And, were it not for the fact that

self-preservation is the paramount char

this summer! Canada's forest-bordered lakes,

acteristic of the elk, as it is in man, he

rushing streams and mighty rivers are richly

would have long since been exterminated. The second paragrapli of your article is admirably done. It is self-explanatory, and tlie only comment I wish to make at this Bring your golf dubs, as veil as your time is that the Jackson Hole elk arc still fishing tackle. Flay Canada's beautiful, "sporty" courses. being starved into the slaughter pens by the activities of the domestic live stock interests.

Relative to the third paragraph of your just indictment. I would be remiss in my duties as one of a militant group of con servationists did I not call your attention

muskies, pike, grayling, and monster tuna and

other deep-sea fish of the coastal waters. You can be here in just a few hours by motor, rail or boat. There is no annoying red tape at the border. Government tourist, game and forestry officials are eager to please you. Comfortable hotels, inns and cabins dot the

fishing country. Expert guides will render you

to the fact that the Izaak Walton League of America was the very first to sense

every service.

the dire straits into which these noble

animals had been forced by our mercenaryv

stocked with game fish of all kinds ... The best varieties of trout, salmon, bass, pickerel,

minded brethren of the wool and mutton

industry and, in the year 1924, took the initiative in providing against their com plete extermination by purchasing seven Canada's fields and forests abound in teen hundred acres of Snake River valley game of many kinds. Plan a hunting trip this Autumn. hay land and setting it aside for the ex

Just call at your nearest Canadian Railway or Steamship office for complete information about fishing and hunting in Canada. Or,

simply write, for free maps and illustrated literature, to Dept. M336.

clusive use of the elk in winter.

Supervised by the U. S. Biological Sur vey, this land was deeded to the Govern ment and accepted by a special act of Con gress in the year 1928, and thus established as the first elk refuge in the entire West. That this refuge, which lias since been

CANADIAN Ottawa,

EL

BUREAU


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way in Eastern Canada—world's gamiest big trout—finest black bass waters, best muskie, Great Northern

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British Columbia Coast—cut-throat, rainbow and Dolly Varden trout, steelheads and Tyee salmon.

HERE'S THE PROOF

Many of these 'sure-fire' fishing regions are easily reached. And what akick they'll give you. Bringyourboy along. Make himyour fishingpal. Comebyrail. Itextends

your fishing time and you travel in comfort without the responsibility ofdriving. Let us hear from you NOW. Please be specific as to the kind offish wanted,

the time you have available and what section of Canada you would like

augmented by many more thousands of acres adjoining-, is still inadequate to in sure the considerably reduced Jackson Hole elk herd against an extreme winter,

is singularly due to the fact that for every additional acre of refuge provided, the United States Forest Service permitted an additional thousand head of sheep into former elk territory where they proceeded to eat their heads off.

Now, for the fourth paragraph of your article. There is a deserved correction necessary there. You infer that the "Gov ernment" is planning to butcher a thou

sand head of elk ? On the very best authori ty, I wish to state that the Government. by which I suppose you have reference to that branch of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture charged with the ad ministration of the Jackson Hole elk re fuge, the Biological Survey, has had not the slightest thing to do with the butcher1 ing of the elk and only consented to such

butchering taking place upon the refuge

after the Survey officials were assured, by

the Wyoming Game and Fish Department,

that a minimum sum of $15.00 would ac crue to the State Game and Fish fund for

each and every such animal so disposed of.

And, also, with the further understanding

that only the old and poorly conditioned

animals would be so disposed of.

FOR your information I will state here that the Survey was deceived even as

to visit. Our fishing scouts keep usfully and reliably posted. Write or wire

were the sportsmen of the state of Wy oming. The contract, for the killing of the thousand head of elk, entered into by the

CANADIAN C A N A DA - YOUR

oming, and the state Game and Fish Com

A. O. Seymour, GeneralTourist Agent, 9204 Windsor Station, Montreal, Quebec.

PACIFIC NEIGHBOR

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Our 19th Annual List just issued in the form of n 20-pane booklet describes the above anil many other choice properties

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missioner, in whom arbitrary powers in such matters are vested, has never been made public. However, we now have in disputable evidence to the effect that the sum of $15.00 is not even mentioned in the

killing contract; that there is a straight run of animals specified, the majority of which to date has been young cows and

calves; that the price, f.o.b. Rock Springs, Wyoming, is 6 cents a pound, clean-

dressed weight; that the Game Depart ment pays all labor incident to the butcher

ing of such animals, including $.75 per head to Bell Packing- Company butchers; that the state pays at the rate of $1.00

most flagrant of all clauses therein is one

giving the Bell Packing Company an op

tion on all such big game animals so dis posed ol for a period of the next three

years and at the same price, which on an average of those killed to date figures a trifle less than $3.00 per head.

Infurther defenseofWyoming sportsmen designation, it would be appreciated if you

oi whom there are a few worthy of the could inform your readers that the real

sportsmen of the state did everything but resort to arms in an effort to prevent this commercial slaughter of our elk. Court injunctions were denied, even as were re

ALASKA ! KODIAK BEAR ! peated appeals to our Governor, and the Licensed Guides who live on Kodiak Island and know where to find the IIIC KODIAK BEAR NOW BOOKING FOR SPRING HUNTS

(Hunts start April 20th) Experienced men—nu merous references—finest camp equipment. For lull particulars Wire Or Write .it liner Via Mr Mail to

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Bell Packing Company, of Cheyenne, Wy

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monthlypayments if desired. Don't delay, WRITE TODAY

for FREE BOOKLET with full explanation.

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Field & Stream—April, 1936

CHAS.

MADSEN & SON

20 Years In Kodiak KODIAK, ALASKA Aho Fall Hunts For Mind Ban

only reason I can advance at this time will

suffice for an answer to your question, Why is it not just as reasonable to

slaughter some of the domestic sheep that are responsible for the depletion of the winter elk range?" Because, as yet, there has been no way found to take wool from

an elk.

—//. Young, Casper, Wyo.

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HOTEL WACHAPREAGUE, A. H. G. Mears (Ownership Mgt.), Wachapreague, 0. Side, E.S. Va.

A MONTANA

reader

also

feels

•**• deeply about "Canned Elk" and offers some interesting details on the subject in the following letter:

I have just read your editorial in Feb ruary Field & STREAM—"Canned Elk." Whether or not any benefit ever results


Field & Stream—April, 1936 from your writing on tbis subject I, per sonally, certainly wish to thank you. There is a small unorganized group in

GROUSE

western Montana which has protested to state and Government agencies against

AT YOUR DOORSTEP

ONLY FROM

O2 NEW

HOURS YORK

CITY

THROW your fishing rod or

gun into your car after busi ness on a Friday and drive only 130 miles from N. Y. City over perfect roads open all year round. Reach Big Indian in time for a late dinner at the Big Indian As sociation Clubhouse. Sleep in your own cabin built beside a gurgling trout stream. Fish dur ing the week-end in the famous Esopus River. Or, if it is the hunt ing season, walk from your cabin

Hungry for

pasturing off our publicly owned game lands and against the building of unneces sary roads into virgin forest areas, but generally speaking our efforts have been

FISHING?

in vain.

A considerable portion of western Mon tana is still in the hands of the U. S. Gov ernment as forest lands and should be re

tained as a playground for all of the people. More public money than we like to think about is being spent by the Forest Service to protect the public domain from fire and insect damage.

There is an abundance of private pasture land for rent and hay is not considered a

very profitable crop by our farmers be cause there is generally no market or the

price is too low. But instead of permitting

door into the beautiful Catskills

after deer, bear, grouse, arctic hare, or other game on club grounds of 1000 acres, or on the adjoining 200,000 acres of State Forest Preserve. Swimming in the club pool, tennis, hiking, rid ing are also available. Golf nearby. Too expensive for you? $400 (ENTIRE PAYMENT) This includes not only all club mem bership rights with guarantee against any club dues or assessments but also

a free and clear guaranteed title to a large building site with road access and

piped water. Minimum cabin permitted. $800. Financing and building by associ ation. Highly restricted.

BIG

stock owners to take advantage of private ly owned feed for stock we open the great public pasture to sheep and stock, thus denuding the land of forage that rightfully belongs to our wild game. In the vicinity of Missoula the rates for pasturage per head per month on sheep

run from l-)4 cents to 4^4 cents, and I

INDIAN

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believe about ZXA\ cents is a fair average. On cattle the rate is about 11 cents per

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head per month. On this basis the Govern ment would derive a revenue of about

ENGLAND

$35.00 from 1000 head of sheep pastured one month. While I am not entirely famil iar with the details of operation of the Department of Grazing of the Forest Ser

Whether you specialize in lake, river, stream, vice, I presume 1 would be safe in stating surf, offshore, or deep sea fishing, New England that the operation costs amount to much has it at its best. Years of generous restocking more than the revenue. It would appear that a sheep will eat as much as a deer, and guarantee your sport inland. Last year's record if this is true we have sold the feed of 1,000 fresh water catches in New England included a of our deer for the trivial sum of $35.00. 13/4 lb. landlocked salmon, 8 lb. large mouth

Deer range over a large area and do not black bass, 9 lb. 12 oz. brook trout, 22 lb. 7 oz. damage the forage to any extent, while sheep on pasture are supervised by men lake trout. New England's thousand miles of and dogs so that they virtually cat every ocean stretches teem with hundreds of varieties

thing in their path or trample it out in of even larger game fish.

Prayer

passing.

Official Information—FREE! Write today for

THEN there is another part of the pic

the booklet and the bulletin offered below. They

ture—the pasturing off of the winter will tell you where to find the best fishing; how range of our wild animals. During the and where to get licenses; the cost; the length summer months the deer usually range of seasons in the six New Englandstates; specific, very high, and in many instances are driven from their normal summer range detailed information. Free map included on by sheep and cattle. Then they come down request. as the snow drives them from the high country and where the winter range has SEND THE been pastured off they starve or become

|(etme shoot clean, kill clean;and if

easy victims of predatory animals. COUPON TODAY! There is another angle that may appeal to some people—money. I believe that if

I can't kill clean,

please Lord letme

any basis were found on which to estab lish an estimate, that we could show that the expenditures of sportsmen hunting on

miss clean BOB NICHOLS

public lands

far exceed any monetary

value that might be placed on the pasturage EVKRY man who hunts will feel

that

The

Sportsman's l'ravtr expresses the very es sence of sportsmanship. Field & Stream has reprinted this Sportsman's Prayer (In S s

12

size on heavy vellum stock) for sportsmen Who would like to have It framed and hung On the walls of their nun-rooms.

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of domestic animals.

Possibly the things you or I may say about this matter will have no immediate

effect but if continued pressure is brought by a sufficient number, our public lands may be closed to all enterprise that tends to reduce our wild game and fish. We had

good luck in outlawing the use of spawn as bait for trout fishing in Montana. —R. J. Ramsay, Missoula, Mont.

New EnglandCouncil 20 Providence Street, Boston, Mass.

Please sendfreeNewEngland fishing bulletin andvacation booklet (FS 16).

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