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Limitation of Beaver Kll by H-cAsonls Bay Co.. 1921-1,9-1 (Yro-,a Air, Olaarles &L R. Ularlane, 1909. Thirnik h the Wcenzie Basir, 7!-.. T~!,j,, Toronto. )494irn) Tro. 253-254, "If let alone,, .the beaver will ra'pidly Increase... TL. proo)f of t~ .tho:! had,1 'become scarce or had,..disarpea'ed as a result the., * wvalwy in trade.. ,between the Northwest Compsny in 1,iontreatl qnd! the ;adeon'z eBay Gomr-any of 'Ohqand4, previo-ls to tlneir coalition in 1921. ...they (the beaver) afterwards r-covered iinder the foiter1A_ _1Cy 7 p1,rotectionT liwNrirater.. .by the now Anited 54 - Tre~i -a!d .oveP1 Cerrorati or. or niorp thanr a decade siib' seqc.Vrt t,'- c",l e 1 be ver di tc in the cha7rtered and licensed torr-.Itor eq ;,f the- Thdson's Ray Co.,- -rrannuall restricted. to the colectoF of a lfi-d n=nmber of beaver, which.. rroved of rauch beniefit to- all cnncerned, By this maeans 'the loerTetaation of the beaver was ;vnznre1, in otlion,. where rpcklessauhr ),ad s-Imost extern-A- ted It, wn-Iie ...e ~s (to othier) locpalitlis na-tarally followed. ,..,tIe -~ie ere...encouraged to...trar artens and othr fr-b~ri~' n4 elt Afer heberver. lar,-ely incre-Ased, and stil.l sold rell, the above rua-e was Fraduelyv rela±ed. 'hie Lr:toof nutric. and silkv in the inwtnxfactture of haits in the early fnrtiesstuc a deadly blow at the valuie of beaver. .,.for nea-rly hal,1f v- cen-t-ry taiereaft-r, -riceu,...were some 60-70 per cent be'tow av, ~. . .owirv- tn tfhe then geineral audceof beaver, and the adveht of co.mpetition in tra.de, ths uch desired co-urIse (I.e. restriction-_) head to be xrqxllily rabandoned., ,%,otei This is iindoub._tedly the first instance of limitation In kirll to occur in N~orth Amuerica.