Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 36, No. 8

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 36, No. 8

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... aiforded better sport than for years past, doubtless owing to the high water confining them to smaller arena ' Woodcock are found in less numbers each succeeding season. this arising from two auses. viz.: ----unresti-icted shooting in their winter home in the Southern estates and rno destruction of their breeding grounds in the older settled portions of the Province. Deer. I The ('anadian Express Company carried during the open season of 1903 2.050 carcasses, an increase of 664 over season of 1902. The Dominion Express Company carried 416 during the open season of 1908, an increase of 176 over season of 1902. making a total of 3,366. as against 2.501 carried by both companies in 1902. Not onehalf of the licensed hunters 'have their deer carried by express. and none of those hunting with settlers' permits. Allowing the low average of one deer to each hunter holding licenses or permits. it is safe to say that not less than l0.000 deer were killed during the fifteen days of the open season. Not less than three or four thousand deer are annually killed by lndinns and settlers in unorganized districts. who are allowed to kill game during the whole year for their own use. 1 have no doubt that from nil sources 15.000 deer were killed in the Province last _renr_ These, at the low price of $10.00 each, would amount to $150,000. Forty moose. or portions of same, were carried by the Dominion Express Company during the open season. The heads of fiftythree were taken as baggage on trains, by hunters, who left the carcasses for their guides. This, making a total of ninety-three killed by licensed hunters. No doubt I twice this number 'were killed by lndians and settlers, of which it is impossible to obtain any record. It...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678491X
  • 9781236784919