Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Volume 926-950

Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Volume 926-950

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...and by September 15 the greater part of them are gone. Most of the cinnamon teals leave at the same time and few of these are killed. The birds that remain during the hunting season are immature birds from late broods, unable to fly at the time of the great migration of their fellows. These stay until late in the season and may be present until the bays are closed by ice. The early migration of these ducks has been used by a few as an argument for opening the hunting season during part or all of the month of September. To make the opening date earlier than October 1, however, would be a great mistake, as it would inevitably lead to killing a large number of young ducks before they arc in condition, while at the same time many of the adult birds would be molting and so would not offer sport or be of much value as food. It is fortunate that the majority realize this and are content with present conditions. FOOD SUPPLIES ATTRACTIVE TO WILD DUCKS. In order to attract and support a large number of wild ducks, a marsh area, besides affording a retreat from enemies, must offer an abundant store of food. If attractive food supplies are available, ducks will gather and linger in spite of shooting and other disturbances. In the Bear River marshes the two prime requirements of food and shelter are met to the fullest degree. The areas of marsh and open bay are broad enough to harbor a large number of birds in comparative safety and to allow them to shift from place to place when disturbed, while the food supplies apparently are boundless. Collections of plants and seeds were made here during three seasons and those foods that have been found attractive to wild ducks through observations made in the field, supplemented by the examination of stomachs...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881079
  • 9781236881076