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RABBITS FOR NEW JERSIY?' New Jersey has successfully importk 15,000 rabbits from Western States, t.llY spring, to augment the native ,supply. The cottontails were transported with but little loss and have been distributed in every county under direction of game wardens. None were released in the vi- cinity of farms producing crops that the "bunnies" , might damage. The ma- jority of requests for the rabbits, how- ever, came from the farmers.
is clipping from the Journal, 3esey City, New Jersey. "SATE sUYS s000 WB AbSt0 to te.vauo 'E~ish pheasants and Missouri rabbits to the value of n have been ordered by the state for the pleasure of sportsmen. The Fish and Game Commission, which has charge of restocking, is also considering the purchase of 500 pairs of Hungarian pheasants, to cost about $3650 each. The rabbits, I5,40of them, are expected to arrive late in December after the close of the open season and will be liberated in various sections of the state. since 19Z when the first purchase of approximately 16,000 was made, the commission bought bout 586000. Records show that 468,583 rabbilts were killed in 19Z6, About Z,000 of the English pheasants have arrived, They cost $3.50 each. Last year there were ZlO00 ringnecked pheasants liberated from state hatcheries. In addition, the commission supplied eggs to farmers with the stipulation that the birds should be treed after they were grown. In 19Z6, 75,599 pheasants were killed in the state.."