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Appendix C! Raffed Grouse The river bottoms of central Wisconsin yield, dring the high years of the game cycle, exceptionally fine ruffed grouse or partrilge" shooting. This adds variety to the hicken shooting-which has a very important bearing on the future value of shooting privileges. Partridges and chickens share the same cycle, Vut partridges someti;.e remain abundant for a year after the chickens have dropped off, this being con- spicuously tre in 1933. This is inportant in raisinr the percentage of years in which some outstanding attraction to snortsmen is available. The ruffed grouse is at present le susceptible to management than the prairie chicken, but fature research findingemay alter this situation. For emple. the disoovery of a new clover that will grow in central Wisconsin, or the discovery of a cheap method of treating the soil of food patches so they will grow white clover, might greatly a-ent the partridge crop, and thus add to the game yield of the region, and hence to its gnme revenmes. The University of Minnesoita s heading the research work on raffe .grouse. Its findings would be available to any Wisconsin management venture. ApTendix D: Waterfowl and Fur The wetter marshes of central Wisconsin were, before drainage, highly productive as a waterfowl breeding ground. Some of the drained marshes are usable for ýWriculture, and are probably more productive for prairie chickens by reason of their drained condition. Some, however, might yield more If reflooded, for waterfowl and fur. A test of the efficacy of refloodine should be made in a carefully selected case. The flowages of central Wisconsin are, in general, lisappointing in their wild-life productivity. A careful study mipht yield ways to improve their condition.