OUR PLATFORM 
1. We stand for a non-political Game Commission, approved by the sportsmen,
and allowed to remain in office as long as it will. 
2. We are unalterably opposed to any use of the Game Fund except by the Game
Commission, and 
for true wild life conservation. 
S. We are opposed to the posting of fishing waters 
for selfish purposes. 
4. We believe in public ownership of important wildfowl refuge and shooting
grounds. 
5. We stand for a policy of whole hearted cooperation with stockmen and farmers,
realizing that the existence of game and the continuance of hunting and fishing
depend upon the good will 
of the land owner. 
U. We believe that the Came Commission owes its fir.t allegiance to the sportsmen,
and is in duty bound to shape its policies in accordance with its 
Swishes. 
 
Official Publication of The New Mexico Game Protective Association. "As
J, Pinw Cone Seatters Its Secies, So MWaV Tins Paper Scatter the Seeds of
Wisdoni and Uniderstanding Among Wee." 
 
Pounded in 1915 by Aldo Leopold 
 
JUl'Y, 1931 
 
COLFAX G. P. A, 
HAS BANQUET 
AT RATON 
Bad Weather Fails to Dauni 
Colfax Sportsmen Who 
Hold Good Meeting 
Oni May 19 the Colfax County G P. A. held its regular annual banquet at the
 Swastika  Hotel al 
 
[fai. drew a very good crowd, and turned out to be one of the most enjoyable
and instructive meetings In the history of the organization. State   Game
   Warden    Elliot Barker, Fred Sherman, President of the State Association,
and E. L. Perry, Executive  Secretary  were present and made brief addresses.
Mr. Sherman made a splendid talk in which he recited! the career of the G.
P. A. movement in New Mexico, and latbr in response to a question by Mr.
Blaine as to the concrete benefits to  the wild-life resource resulting from
 it cited present conditions in  comparison with those of the pre-organization
era and showed that the progress which has been made is directly traceable
to the concerted efforts of the sportsmen to curb the wasteful practices
of the past, and to supplant political expediency   with scientflc, game
management. The Game Warden defended the action of the Commission in entering
into an agreement with    the owners of Storrie Lake, whereunde, the Department
agrees to keep thela     stocked and to allow the 
-by the owners of any rights they may have under the law to fish the lake
at will and without license. Ie also answered a   number   of questions put
to him from the floor. 
 
PERRY EXPLAINS BOARD 
Mr. Perry explained that the newly created Board of Research and Education
of the Association  of which he Is the Executive Secretary was not established
for the purpose of fighting the present administration of the Game Department,
but rather to assist it and future new administrations to get oriented on
the job and thus to keep wild-life administration headed along in a straight
line as nerly as may be. 
A new wrinkle in G. P. A. meetings was introduced  when   Mr. Blaine put
a number of prepared questions to the Game Warden and the State G. P. A.
officials. He explained that the questions were for the purpose of clearing
up certain controversial matters being discussed by the sportsmen  of the
county, and expressed the hope the answers would "clear the air."
Mr. Barker was asked whether his previous connection with the Vermejo Ctub.
which owns a large private hunting and fishing park in Colfax County would
influence his actions in favor of the Private Park licensees of the state
and denied emphatically that it would. He was also quizzed in regard to a
rumor that he owns a portion of a stream in San Miguel County which is posted
against fishing, and stated 
 
that while It Is true that he has for some time had about three miles of
Sapello Creek posted as a protection against vandalism on the part of fishermen
he has recently removed the posters except for a section of about a half
mile adjacent to his home. 
LOSS OF TROUT EXPLAINED 
Perry was called on the carpet to account for the find of a large number
of'dead fish In the Cimarron  River immediately  after a planting of trout
by the Department during his administration. He said that the matter had
been investigated Immediately after being reported and it was found that
one of the fish truck drivers had spent an unnecessary amount of time on
the road with the result that a considerable portion of the load of fish
had died enroute, He drew a laugh from the audience when he suggested that
the driver showed either remarkable honesty or astonishing dumbness when
he failed   to "plant" the dead fish in the brush instead of pouring
them into the stream. He said the truck driver had been discharged. He also
answered in t e negative when Blaine asked whether the PINE CONE was to be
a "political organ designed to discredit the present state administration."
He reiterated his previous statement that the purposes of the G. P. A. and
Its official orgei are purely constructive and in no sense retaliatory. Archie
Hf. Darden. Raton attor- 
 
plained the rights of land under the law to post their gasnt hunting and
fishing, ubted that these rights could invadedb hy staitte, Stat 
 
I 
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Labor Record 
Champions G. P. A. 
Albuquerque Paper Takes Up 
Cudgels for Organized 
Sportsmen 
The "Labor    Record", weekly newspaper published in Albuquerque
by the Bynons, father and son, is a real booster for the G. P. A. The elder
Bynon is not only a veteran newspaper man, but he is also a veteran sportsman
of that highly idealistic type which fanned the spark of conservation into
flame in the cginning of the movement and which has ever since carried the
torch in the dark climb toward cleaner sportsmanship and a better understanding
of the sportsman's obligation toward nature and 
ho  nr  - a . nrir 3', 11,4., n, . lWa cp- 
 
I her woruiu.ULary, te on, iahipes 
 
off te old block, and  a  tireless! worker in the ranks of the G. P. A. Together
they form an editorial team which is of incalculable value to the sportsmen
of the state. The Record's attitude toward the recent upset in the conservation
field has not met with any considerable enthusiasm on the part of a certain
group of politicians, its editor admits, but so far as is discernible he
is not unduly perturbed tbereby. He is one of   that old school of newspaper
men which believed that theirs was a holy commission to hew to the line,
let the chips fall where they  may, and which stood by their convictions,
come weal or woe. THE PINE CONE is not very prone to give free advertising
space to anybody, but we will violate that principle to the extent of suggesting
that any sportsman who is not reading the Labor Recordis misstion price is
only $2.00 per year, and the address is 211 West Gold Ave, Albuquerque. 
 
Tr nnn Black 
 
Canyon Deer 
Not Successful 
The scheme worked out by the Game Department and the Forest Service last
year to trap deer in the Black   Canyon   country  for planting in less heavily
populated districts has not proven successful so far, according to Elliot
Barker, State Game Warden. Three traps were built last fall, one south of
Black  Canyon   and two to the north, but they were not ready  for operation
 before the roads. got bad. It was hoped that by bailting them with alfalfa
and salt this spring that the deer could be easily taken, but apparently
they are still afraid of the corrals. Bar- 
 
ker says that large  numbers of them gather around the traps to lick the
salt which is outside, and even lie down around it, but that they  will not
enter.    Various schemes have been tried, he says, to entice the animals
inside, but to no avail. 
Numbers of deer have been trapped on the Kiabab Plateau in Arizona during
the past several years and  transported  elsewhere, and doubtless our Black
Canyon deer will lose their fear of the traps in time. 
Govt. Bureau 
Taking Spawn 
in New Mexico 
R. G. Wagner of the Bureau of Fisheries, accompanied by Assistant Supervisor
Merker, spent Wednesday at Cabresto Lake, states the Carson Pine Cone. The
purpose of the trip was to determine if it was possible to secure spawn of
native trout In that lake. They took approximately 3,000 eggs by seining
fish from the stream above the lake and they were brought down    to Taos
and placed in the hatchery here. Mr. Wagner, who has established a temporary
Federal hatchery at Eagle Nest Lake, which wil later become a permanent one,
is taking rainbow spawn from that lake. He said he intended to make a very
favorable report to the Bureau of Fisheries on the possibilities of taking
spawn of native trout from Cabresto Lake. He stated that ,by putting traps
in the stream It would be possible to take three or 'four hundred thousand
eggs a year. We feel that this is very important, since there are at present
no sources of obtaining native trout spawn. 
 
Senator Geo. Remley made a short talk upon the struggle during the last Legislature
to pass the Game Commission bill and lauded the G. P. A. for its help in
putting the 
masu~re Iover. ,1  -   -       I 
 
"THE PINE CONE" RESUMES PUB lCATION 
.....AFTER LAPSE OF SEVEN YEARS 
 
During the Christmas holidays of 191 5, Aldo Leopold, then Secretary of the
organization, began publication of an "Official Bulletin of the Albuquerque
Game Protective Association." With happy inspiration he called it "TILE
PINE CONE," and in the first issue set forth the following declaration:

"The aim and purpose of this little paper is to promote the protection
and enjoyment of wild things. As the cone scatters the seeds of the pine
and the fir tree, so may it scatter the seeds of wisdom and understanding
among men, to the end that every citizen may learn to hold the lives of harmless
wild creatures as a public trust for human good, against the abuse of which
he stands personally responsible. Thus, and thus only, will our wild life
be conserved. Be this not done, and that quickly, it must forever vanish
from the earth." 
The first issue was a little tentative in tone, the editor doubtless feeling
around for solid ground upon which to plant his feet, but in the second number,
gotten out the following April, the publication blossomed out into what was
doubtless the most militant and at the same time most constructive medium
of its kind that the country has ever seen. 
It is triteto speak of that period as "the dark days of conservation."
but even those 
 
of us who went through them no longei a proper conception of how dark they
were. Through the medium of the CONE we find Leopold fighting for the lishment
of principles which are nows( ly enrenchedeLthat we nojonger even 
 
ing, begging for popular support of the refuge idea, challenging the almost
universal evasion of the game laws, pleading for even a slight dilution of
politics with efficiency in, the Game Department. He fought strenuously,
and one senses with every ounce of power at his command, but always courteously
and with an eye single to the one objective-better wild life conditions.
He never descended to idle back-biting or wasted time upon futile resentments;
he set his sights high, but took what he could get and made the best of it.

On March 10, 1916, the New    Mexico Game Protective Association was officially
born. Sportsmen from Silver City, Santa Fe, Magdalena, Carlsbad, Roswell,
and Taos gathered at Albuquerque and perfected the organization of eight
locals, electing Miles W. Burford president and Aldo Leopold Secretary. 
Promptly the PINE CONE, now the 
 
t official organ of the new Statewide associa- 
 
It~ian-inik.di n 1-17A %nL~dilU  'JpkO S. JalnUQfI" 
 
tioni, inceaeain stU !!)ize ancl sco(pe. Jmacte[rs in 
the conservation movement began to insist upon less politics and more wild
life management in the Game Department, and gradually "getting the Game
Department out of politics" came to be the chief objective of the G.
P. A. and the principal theme of THE PINE CONE. 
The story of the fight for the Commission Law is an old one and need not
be retold here. Suffice it to say that it was the everlasting hammering at
the idea by the sportsmen's newspaper that finally put it over. The sportsmen
took several lickings in the process, but finally, in the July 1920 issue,
Leopold records that "forty leading politicians and leading sportsmen
of New Mexico sat around a table together, and in a friendly spirit, discussed
and reached a tentative agreement on the biggest question confronting New
Mexico sportsmen todaythe unshackling of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department."
And in the following Legislative Assembly the "Commission Bill"
was enacted into law. It did not contain all the provisions which the Association
had endorsed, but it was consideredand was--an epochal achievement for its
time. It won the state an enviable reputation for progressiveness throughout
the Union. 
 
Having passed tue Commission Bn, tue G. P. A. apparently ran out of targets
at which to shoot for the time being. The PINE CONE, having put forth one
last brilliant effort just before the 1921 Legislative Session, suspended
publication with its seventeenth issue. The New Mexico G. P. A. now numbered
12 locals with a combined membership of 1500. 
 
But neither the G. P. A. nor the PINE CONE were dead. After the Commission
Bill had been in operation awhile it was discovered to have an almost fatal
defect. The Governor, rather than the Commission was empowered to appoint
the Game Warden, and while the Commission could suggest policies 
 
the Game I-arden was under no obligation to carry th i out. He owed his job,
and hence his aIiegance to the political party in power inste -d of the Commission
and the sportsmen ,, uIom it represented. 
The sportsmen soon found this situation to be intoleitble, and in March,
1924, Leopold got oui another issue of the PINE CONE, dem iding a revision
of the game laws to pln - the appointive power in the hands of th, Commission.
He published a resolution -- 'pted tt the last convention of the G. P. A,
vhich read in part as follows: 
"We beieve, however, that there is still imperative , ied for putting
the Game Department upon -a more stable basis. Under the system of political
appointments which still prevails, ,i Game Warden, no matter how hard he
or sh works, barely learns the rudiments of the job before being replaced
by another poliical appointee..The system precludes any chance for establishing
or following out a corvinuous game policy, and a big part of the rnsponsibility
for actual work in the field must still be carried on by volunteer effort,
rathei than under the leadership of experienced  ,zme officials with stable
tenure of office. 
We ther, Fore unanimously and emphatically renew ,-tr endorsement of the
amendment of the -ame Commission Law placing 
 
PAY FINES 
 
Came Department Grabs Three 
Violators in Pecos 
Country 
Truly, the way of the transgressor is hard. On June 1, State Game Warden
Elliot Barker was tipped off that some natives on the upper Pecos River were
living sumptiously upon illegal venison. Calling in Deputy Warden Norvell,
a search of the suspected premises was made, and the remains of three deer
unearthed. 
After some little  difficulty  in picking out the guilty   parties, Melisandro
Gonzales, Eusabio Sandoval, and Ramon Quintana admitted having killed the
animals on Grassy Mountain and   agreed  to plead guilty. The officers took
them before Judge C. M. Douglas at Las Vegas where they "paid off"
to the tune of $25 and costs each, with an additional witness fee   of  $25
against one of them, The witness fee was paid to the party who furnished
the information. According to all reports deer are becoming reestablished
in considerable numbers on the Pecos water- 
 
PLANT 127,010 TROUT IN MONTH 
 
Superintendent    of   Hatchery 
Reports All Are Rainbows 
Except 6,000 
Trout planted from the Lisboa Springs hatchery    during   May totaled 127,000,
says John P. Bengard, hatchery superintendent, in a report to the game warden's
office today. 
All were Rainbow    except 6,000 Loch Leven planted on the lower Ruidoso.

Mr. Bengard reported also that a truck load of trout had   been traded to
the Bloom   Cattle company for a load of crappie to be used as brood stock.

The plantings were as follows: Rio Grande (upper), 21,500; Stor'ie reservoir,
18,000; Santa Barbara creek, 6,500; Eagle Nest lake, 6,000; Rio La Casa,
9,000; Cow creek (upper), 3,500; Gallinas river (below forks, 3,000; Gallinas
river (north fork), 7,000; Ruidoso (middle fork). ,000; Gallinas river (south
fork), 9,000; Sapello creek, 9,000; Ocate 
 
Icafte LLCJmaxnyy   ,o ro  e U upletiU,±ux. , cuec (normxa )is a 
nu,t  , uu , .snrAdue largely to poaching, and   all tone (upper), 3,000;
Santa Cruz ressportsmen will be glad to know that ervoir, 510; Cebolla creek,
3,000; Elpoachers in that section are meet- lis creek, 4,000; Ruidoso (lower),
ng with their just deserts.       6,000; Jemez river, 3,000. 
 
.asterners Congratulate 
 
New Mexico Association 
 
CHAYES G. P. A. HOLDS DINNER AND ELECTION 
Roswell the Scene of Sportsmen's Annual 
Banquet 
ELECT NEW OFFICERS 
 
H. P. Saunders Retires 
President After Long 
Service in Office 
 
The Chavez County G. P. A. held its anrmal banquet and election of officers
at Roswell, May 26. A very excellent dinner was served to a large number
of sportsmen from the Southeastern part of the State, and the meeting developed
Into one of the most enjoyable affairs of Its kind in the history of the
Association. 
SHERMAN SPEAKS 
President Fred Sherman of the New Mexico G. A. P., E. L. Perry, Executive
Secretary, Elliot Barker, State Game Warden, and J. B. McGhee, member of
the State    nme Commission, were in    attendance and made brief addresses.
Mr. Sherman told somethinoi of the early history of the G. 
moveme-,nt 4in New ,.r  ffn'. 
 
t i-(nnora ofnRe- .  The5 niridn+nofI'the 'nnointjntI 
 
search and Education by the New Fish and Game Protective Assn., Wfor.or lfexico
G. P. A. has                                      apparently Mr. G. H. Cranton,
hands us a nice 
.State GameImade a hit with Eastern conserva- bouquet as follows: acceptigothenrsignati.on.f
hetionists. The Executive Secretary                     "I have read
with great interest 
 
Commission     t each change of administra- of the Board is in receipt of
a num- of the creation of your Board, and 
tion. This theatens the continuity of policy, ber of congratulatory letters,
and congratulate you upon your deto attain which. was one of the objects
of so far, at least, has had no brick- termined stand to improve game creattin
 hiho  wsion"etobats.                                             conditions
in your state. The subMr. L. B. Fletcher, Secretary of ject has never before
received the the Associated Committees for Wild constructive consideration
that is The G. P. A., now numbering sixteen ho- Life Conservation, of Boston
says: I now being given it by the Federal cals, passed its amendment in the
following I "Congratulations on the    forma- Government and the many
organiLegislature, and the PINE      CONE     retired tion of your new association,
and zations in the states, and vast sums 
from the field for good. Leopold shortly left more strength to your good
right of money are at the disposal of harm. We are delighted to know those
in active control. Your anthe state to take up higher duties in the For-
that such an organization has be- alysis of New Mexico's needs is inest Service,
and the organized sportsmen lost come active in New Mexico.        Ispiring
. . . I wish you every suca priceless asset. How very seldom is it giv- 
   "This organization was  formed cess." 
en to any organization to possess a leader some years ago to consolidate
the      Dr. Win. T. Hornaday, Chairman 
 likesportsman, the bird lover, the con- of the Permanent Wild Life Procombining
indomitable courage, rapier           servationist, and the farmer. You tection
Fund, also wrote a highly 
intelligence, superb literary attainments, and will notice that it is made
up of a congratulatory letter. Dr. Hornsthe will to work prodigiously in
its interest!. group I of powerful people, inso- day has always thought well
of the 
That the PINE CONE was read "from          much that no bills before
the Gen- New Mexico G. P. A. He once doeral Court that we think unwise nated
$400 from   the  Permanent kiver to kiver" is attested by the reminiscient
tan be passed, while we are helpful Fund to carry on the publication of chuckles
with which its readers still recall to bills which we approve... Simi- the
original PINE CONE. some pungent thrust of Leopold's at the evils lar organizations
in other states I  Aldo Leopold, and Edmund Seyof his day. It brought the
sportsmen of theIfeel sure would be helpful, and I mour, famous conservationist
and Ste tam pleased to say that several have President of the American Bison
State together as nothing else could have already been started from our pat-
Society, have taken out Honorary done, and it accomplished results in a day
tern."            _Memberships in the Board. 
fra.,aht with the lmhrdshin     f ninneerin- 
 
that we would be hard pressed to duplicate Black Canyon Is with our much
greater membership and more enlightened public opinion. It was not only 
  Good Trout Water a moulder of public opinion in the highest sense of that
much abused term; it was a    Black Canyon, tributaryto the whole battery
of seige guns and a regiment Gila River in the Black Range, has whole   
 r.   se, .ns ad a r            long been famed for its abundance 
 
of cavalry in its own right. It both reflected I of deer, but perhaps few
people rethe spirit of the G. P. A., and drew the rays alize that its stream
also supports 
to a focal point uncomfortably hot to the a considerable number of trout.

Fred Shermari- President of the 
foes of conservation.                          New Mexico G. P. A. reports
that 
With this issue, the nineteenth of its 'on the opening day of the fishing
T season he fished this stream  and 
career, THE PINE CONE is reborn. That +,,I,........................ 
 
-.  ..1   . .. . . .   . .   .   ....   1  - -11 tk  23troutU, rai ng l 
in  lent h LLup 
it will possess the excellences of its earlier to 12 inches. incarnation
there is slight probability; Leo-    The trout in Black Canyon are polds
are born, not made.     But it will at- all of the Black  Spotted  Native

tempt to serve the same general purposes. variety, the stream, because of
its inaccessibility in the  past never 
It will try to present a   medium    through having been stocked. Until recentwhich
all members of the G. P. A. may keep y there has been no road of any informed
upon the happening and trends in kind in this region, but the U. S. the conservation
field, through which they Forest Service is now constructing . one   from
 Beaverhead  to   the 
may exchange ideas and information, And Sapello, which crosses Black Canthrough
which the Association may give pub- yon. The Game Department should lie expression
to its desires and convictions, now have no -trouble in stocking this stream
from the Lisboa Springs 
The PINE CONE belongs to the sports- Hatchery, and it will form an immen,
body andsoul. It is not going to be put portant addition to the   meager
in the position of fighting the sportsmen's trout waters available to the
anbattles; rather it is going to be the weapon glers of the southwestern
part of with which the sportsmen shall fight their own battles, if fight
they must.               NEW   MEXICO    QUAIL 
Its columns are not only open, but eager-      LAY WELL IN MONTANA 
ly awaiting use by any sportsman or conser-      Thomas N. Marlowe, Chairman
of 
vationist with any idea to which he wishes the Montana Game and Fish Commission,
believes that our New 
to give expression, and it is the Editor's con- Mexico scaled quail may do
well in viction that the more such use is made of certain parts of his State.
them the better the paper will be. Free and      Last fall, at Mr. Marlowe's
reuntrammeled discussion is the life-blood of quest, two dozen pairs of the
birds any cause. Christionity itself would have were shipped to Montana by
the Game Department for experimental 
died a-borning if it had not given rise to de- purposes. Due probably to
some bate.                                          delay in transit the
birds arrived in 
poor condition, most of them dying 
Every sportsman is hereby     elected to en route or shortly after arrival.

the offic'e of Associate Editor of the PINE The few survivors were removed
at CONE, with all the rights, appurtenances, once to a game farm operated
by the Montana Department, and have 
heriditanents, and    DUTIES     appertainung since been doing splendidly.
Mr. 
thereunto.                                     Marlowe says that more than
100 
 
eggs were laid by the quail, and are now in the process of being hatched
under domestic hens. Unfortunately the exact number of quail producing the
eggs was not stated, but in any event the fact that apparently all the survivors

laidA wxpll qonlld bp Pneourazinz o.+ 
 
those persons in this State who are trying to produce the species in captivity.

MOVE KAIBAB DEER 
Five hundred deer grazing in the 
 
trapped and moved to game refuges south of Grand Canyon   for restocking
purposes. Last year 215 deer 'were trapped and transported to other parts
of the state. 
Pine Cone To 
Start Want-Ad 
Wh heColumn, 
With the August number The Pine Cone expects to inaugurate ii a new service
for sportsmen-:: a wand-ad column. Going  to several thousand: sportsmen
throughout the State as the paper does, it should:: prove a valuable medium
for the brethren who wish to buy, sell, or exchange dogp, guns, equip-::
ment, or what not\ More to prevent  abuse of the:* service than anything
 else  a:: nominal charge of one-half cent:: ::per word will be made, with
aN minimum charge of 15 cents for.: flany individual ad. Remittance': may
be made in any convenientil form, including stamps, and the ad will be prepared
in the Pine i Cone office, if desired, if the necessary data is furnished.

 
at R-oswelIlt eplember. 
 
BARKER PROMISES FISH' State Game Warden Elliot Barker said that he had just
finished an inspection of some of the fishing waters of the section, and
was profoundly impressed with their possibilities for fish production. He
promised the sportsmen of the region a million fish for restocking purposes,
and announced that the new Federal fish hatchery will be constrpcted upon
land owned by the Department at Dexter. J. P. Bengard, Hatchery Superintendent
of the Department, corroborated Barker's estimate of the fish  producing
 capacity  of the waters of the county and promised more diligent efforts
to stock them in the future. He expressed the opinion that the small bass
hatchery operated by the Department near Dexter should have   a   full time
attendant. The hatchery was built in accordance with a "self operating"
plan developed in Louisi-, ana. 
NO POLITICS IN DEPARTMENT 
Commissioner McGhee, apparently in response to something said about politics
by President Sherman, arose the second  time and made a denial that politics
have influenced any of the actions of the 
 
ummissionu*.  J-ntUgn i am uLha ir-l man of the   Democratic   Central Committee
in tHiis county," he said, "that fact does not in the least influence
me so far as my activities as a Game Commissioner are concerned."  He
 mentioned   certain changes that have been made in the personnel of the
Department, but intimated that they had been made in the interests of efficiency
rather than of political preferment. Mr. McGhee told of the success whichhe
was having in elotrocuting undesirable fish in the waters of the Pecos Valley
and expressed the hope that this would prove to be the means of cleaning
all of the waters of the region of these obnoxious species. He plans to construct
an electrical plant upon a barge to be used where commercial powe  is not
available. 
ELECT NEW OFFICERS 
H. P. Saunders, for the past several years president of the association,
declined the nomination for re-election, stating that he felt he had served
his time in the office and was entitled to be relieved. Ross Malone was elected
to succeed him, with Cecil Bonney as Secretary. All of the speakers of the
evening paid glowing  tribute  to Mr. Saunders' administration of the office
and expressed regret that he could not be persuaded to continue. W. B. Murrel
and Carol Woods of the Otero County G. P. A. were in attendance and spoke
upon the turkey situation in the Sacramento Mountains, giving   it as  'their
opinion that the area  should  be closed to turkey shooting for the time
being, while J. V. Tully of the Ruidosa As~ociation said that deer are becoming
very plentiful in his section, due to the operation of the Ruidosa game refuge

 
HE P'l"0 
 
T 
 
SIX RULES FOR 
SPORTSMEN 
(First published in 1915, but just as pertinent today) 1. Be a real sportsman.
There is more honor in giving the game a square deal than in getting the

limit. 
2. Make sure It's a buck. If you con't see his horns 
-she hasn't any. 
3I Help enforce the game laws. Game and fish are 
public property, and only a game hog will take more than his fair and legal
share. Take the violator in hand yourself, or report him to the nearest Deputy
Game Warden or Game Protective 
Association. 
4. Respect the ranchman's property. He regards the 
man who leaves his gates open, cuts his fences, tramples his crops, or shoots
near dwelling, as 
an outlaw. Put yourself in his place. 
5. Be careful with fire. One tree will make a minlion 
matches; one match can burn a million trees. 
6. Leave a clean camp and a clean record. Unburied 
garbage, crippled game, and broken laws, are poor monuments for a sportsman
to leave behind 
him. 
 
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