Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-4 : Species and Subjects

					
COTTONTAILS INIMICAL TO VARYING 
HARES? 
William C. Adams, chairman of the C(ommis- 
sioners on Fisheries and Game of Massachusetts, 
writes that within the past few years, in a great 
many parts of New England, notably many sections 
of Massachusetts, the varying hare has either dis- 
* appeared or has been reduced to very limited 
numbers on ranges where it was formerly reason- 
ably abundant. 
One theory for its disappearance is that it ,has 
been driven out by the cottontail and the larger 
owls. The BULLETIN would be glad to hear from 
any of its readers who have had such experience 
as to enable them to throw light on the probability 
of the thory that has been advanced.