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9/28/25. Digest of "ShootinL in California Today & 50 Years Ago. (An Account of Market Hunting For quail) - Walter R. Welch (From "Cal. Fish & Game" - April - 1928) p. 123. Market Hunting began in Marin County in the sixties, by the Butchart brothers. 124. - : Ralston, of Ralston & Johnson (market hunters) sVys his best bja in 1 d y was 121 quail. Shot over 6000 shots in season of 1"Z5. Averaged 70 quail per day in good weather. L As transportation improved market hjuntinL spread from Marin and. San Mateo into Monterey and other southern counties. From g0's until 1901 centered around Bradley, King City, Jolon, Pleyto, Poso, San Ardo, Paso Robles, Santa Margarita. 124-5 : Trappers used 11 mesh wir 15 x 50 ft. strung on willow poles. Baited with water and grain and sprung with a string. Natural springs were filled with bruish. Several hundred caught at a time. 125. Locations: Alameda Co. and San Joaquin Valley became market dis- triuts also. Single trappers operated 100 traps each. Average catch 1200 quail per week per man. 126. Prices paid market huters 50¢ to $1.75 per doz. Decrease noticeable by 1895. Game Co.nission surveyed markets and gathered following fig7ares: Sold in. Los Angeles and San Francisco markets 1895-6--------- 177366 quail These came frorh: Monterey Co. 39,831 San Lins 0bispo 25,526 San Bernardine 12,663 Los Angeles 11,026 Paid for 177,366 Quail ---------------- $15,160 (about 100 each) 126. Protective Ileasures: 1901: Bag limaited to 25 per day and sale prohibited. (Bootlegging continued however for years after) 127. Welch's pro ram for restoration: (1) Law eAforcement (2) small refuges with cover and water.
I. vAi~ CONSERVATION AND INDUSTRY FIELD NOTES and COMMUNICATIONS "Ocracoke School and community are in- terested in a reforestation project," writes David B. Taylor, principal of the school at this place, to State Forester J. S. Holmes. "Will longleaf and loblolly pine grow well here where the winds from the sea and land are rather fierce in winter and where the loosely packed coarse sand is under- laid at a depth of three to four feet with shell and gravel? "There are only two pines on the island that I have seen in the four months that I have been here; so, if possible we would like to secure a thousand seedlings and set them in several plots so that natural re- forestation would go forward faster once the seedlings are large enough to dissemi- nate seeds." "Thrills and thrills were enjoyed by the younger members of the family and a real treat to the classroom as well as some of water adjoining tidewater, according to Mr. Moore, has caused salt water to back up into these streams, destroying many game fish. More than a score of county organiza- tions were represented at a meeting of the Walton Council of North Carolina in Ral- eigh, Wednesday, February 25. Among other business was the approval of recom- mendati-ons of the legislative committee and the authorization of a new committee to consider an -official publication for the organization. Resolutions in appreciation of Capt. R. T. Stedman, ardent conservationist, who died several weeks ago at his home in Winston-Salem, will be drawn up by a com- mittee authorized at the Raleigh meeting of the Waltonian Council. e, o , , persons w , o, - ,oy- "For three years I have been reading several booklets," writes Parker Haydon, with interest your monthly publication, of Oakland, Calif., in acknowledging litera- "Conservation and Industry" writes Lieut. ture on North Carolina sent by Statistician Col. J. P. Terrell, of Washington, D. C., Bryan W. Sipe. and several times have planned tentatively "We thank you a thousand times for to visit North Carolina and try the trout your kindness. I personally gained a new and bass fishing which I have gathered is and delightful picture of your beautiful exceptionally g e o your erva- State. I guess California hasn't all the tion metho . I have at last found y beautiful scenery after all." opport y" Col. C. Seymour Bullock, national field Ad~LL SPEED TIMED \ representative of the Izaak Walton League ntt~~ of America, spoke over Radio Station WIT SPEEDO METER WPTF on the legislative program of the . ... Waltonian Council of North Carolina and Q al, w ih utes hve always de- | the mutual relationship between the far- srb d a "h oig u l ules,_" oo mer and the sportsman on March 1. About not ly as fast as ter sarlig Whirr_ of two years ago, Colonnel Bullock made a ig ol niae n investigator has tour of North Carolina in interest of ex- ic vrd at r trin days f racing the tension of the league in this State. game birds in his automobile. Extremely dry weather up to the time of recent rains in Eastern North Caro- lina has taken a large toll of fresh water game fish, according to Chas. J. Moore, Beaufort and Hyde county game and fish warden. Reduction of the volume of fresh Donald D. McLean, of the California Fish and Game Department, has informed the American Game Association that the great- est burst of speed he was able to time with his speedometer was 58 miles an hour. The average "cruising" time was around 40 miles an hour, he stated.