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ERNEST SWIFT-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 
 
FOREST$ & PARKE--C. L. HARRINGTON 
COOPERATIVE FORESTRY--F. 0. WILSON 
FOREST PROTECTION--NEIL H. LE MAY 
INFORMATION & EDUCATION-* 
J. H. H. ALEXANDER 
(on1 RVATlOn 
 
PI&H MANAGZMZNT--ODR. KOW. SCHNEBERGER 
GAME MANAGEMENT--W. F. GRIMMER 
LAW INFORCEMENT--A. J. ROBINSON 
FINANCE--C. A. DONTLY 
CLERICAM.--MISS LYDIA STUMPF 
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MADISON 2 
November 30# 194             FILE REFERENCEt 
Mr. Victor arkiula 
Herbster 
Wisconsin 
Dear Mr. Markkula: 
We wish to thank you for the wolf skin which arrived 
today In good shape. You did a fine job of skinning it 
out. It will be a good addition to our study of skins for 
eduational use. 
Our preliminary investigation Indioat-s that it is a 
timber wokf and not a brush wolf or coyote according to the 
bounty claim. Our dclsion Is based largely on the total 
length of the animal which is considerably more than the 
maximum for coyote. Also, omeo e evidently weighed the 
animal, for the bounty olaim listed a weight of 70 pounds 
and that Is why we believed it was not a coyote and arranged 
to purchase the skin. We understand you did not weigh it. 
For our records to go with this specimen, would you 
please answer the following quesitonsI 
1. Where was the animal taken? Can you give us section, 
township and range or else a definite distance from a 
speified village? 
2. Was animal trapped? 
3. Were other wolves running with It In a pack? 
4. Was it a male? We believe it ws but wigh to be 
positive. 
8. Whrt date did you take the animal? 
Thank you for this Information. An envelope is enclosed 
for your convenience in replying. 
Very truly yours 
MANAGEYNT bIVISION 
W. L. 9oott, Supervisor 
Cooperative Game Management 
WE8  tI 
DC. Jo;n omm  Leo old 
.1  r. Yohn  me, Jr., TJ.W. 
 
E. J. VANDERWALL. DIRECTOR 
 
 

					
				
					
UNITED STATES 
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 
CHICAGO 54, ILLINOIS 
December 19, 1946. 
Mr. Aldo Leopold, 
Department of Wildlife Management, 
University of -isconsin, 
424 University Farm Place, 
Madison, Wisconsin. 
Dear Aldo: 
The two copies of Swift's publication arrived. I should have 
informed you previously. I appreciate very much the trouble you 
took to have the bulletins sent to me and hope it was not too much 
bother. 
Undoubtedly, there will be an opportunity for you to get in 
on the Mount McKinley wolf preservation scrap. The Camp Fire Club 
people do not change their minds easily. (I could almost drop the 
word "easily".) I hope it will be possible for you to get to 
Mount McKinley sometime, and that before the wolves are all gone. 
The opportunity which I enjoyed on several occasions in August 1940 
for watching a number of those fine animals may not occur again. 
The principal sparkplugs of the Camp Fire Club's campaign 
tried to persuade the Boone and Crockett Club to go on the record 
in favor of a wolf extermination bill. From someone who was present 
at the annual meeting two weeks ago, I ha*heard that Gabrielson 
really spoke his mind (in our favor) and practically called the 
Camp Fire Club boys a bunch of ignoramuses. 
Sincerely yours, 
Victor H. Cahalane, 
Biologist.