Congressional Edition Volume 7774

Congressional Edition Volume 7774

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...poisoned grain on Federal land adjacent to their holdings. One thousand six hundred and ten tons of poisoned grain were used, resulting in a saving of crops and forage estimated at $10,000,000. The work on Federal lands in addition to protecting adjacent land owners from depredations by animals coming-from Federal lands and making possible complete clearing of great units of Federal, State, and private lands will greatly increase forage production on such Federal lands. This will afford feed for larger numbers of animals and make possible increased Government revenue from permits covering the use of such lands. During the past year State legislatures, county officials, and stockmen's associations have contributed $272,507 to the campaign led and supervised by the Bureau of Biological Survey, in which 523 wolves, 21,558 coyotes, 189 mountain lions, 2,987 bobcats, 10 Canada lynxes, and 94 bears, or a total of 25,361 animals, were trapped or shot; in addition to an estimated equal number of coyotes destroyed in the poison campaigns. This work resulted last year in a saving of live stock estimated in value at $6,000,000. Skins sold during this period yielded $42,048, making a total revenue derived by the Government from, this source in excess of $240000 since the organization of this work in 1915. Excellent progress has been made in clearing Federal lands of these pests, but it is of the utmost importance that provision be made to intensify and extend the operations on Federal lands in order that they may be used to the greatest advantage and to their utmost capacity in raising live stock, and thereby increasing the meat, hide, and wool supply of the nation and the revenue that may be derived by the Government from grazing permits. The more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947371
  • 9781236947376