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       The other misleading statement appeared in an article by a 
 well-known writer in the April 12 issue of a popular weekly maga- 
 zine of nation-wide circulation. In this it was alleged that all 
 restrictions on the killing of big brown bears at any season have 
 been removed. 
 
       For the information of the public, the Biological Survey 
 furnishes the following text of the new regulations on the open 
 season on large brown and grizzly bears throughout the Territory: 
             For a non-resident, September I to June 20. 
             For a resident, no close season, except in the 
       following described areas, where the open season shall 
       be September I to June 20: (1) The drainage to the Gulf 
       of Alaska from the west shore of Glacier Bay to the 
       Alsek River; (2) the drainage to the Gulf of-Alaska from 
       the west shore of Yakutat Bay and the west edge of 
       Hubbard Glacier to the Bering River; (3) the drainage to 
       the west side of Cook Inlet between the west bank of the 
       Susitna River to its confluence with the Yentna River, 
       thence along the west bank of the Yentna River to its 
       confluence with the Skwentna River, thence along the 
       south bank of the Skwentna River to the summit of the 
       Alaska Range, and the old portage from Kakhonak Bay on 
       Iliamna Lake to Kamishak Bay; (4) all of the Alaska 
       Peninsula south and west of the Kvichak River, Iliamna 
       Lake and the old portage from Kakhonak Bay to Kamishak 
       Bay; (5) and the following-named islands-Hawkins, 
       Hinchinbrook, Montague, Yacobi. and Shuyak; PROVIDED, 
       that in these areas a resident may kill a large brown 
       and grizzly bear at any time or place when such animal 
       is about to attack or molest persons or property. 
       "Non-residents of the Territory are limited to two of these 
bears a season, and residents are similarly limited in the re- 
stricted areas along the Gulf of Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, 
unless it becomes necessary to kill in defense of persons or prop- 
erty. 
       The big brown and grizzly bears are increasing in numbers on 
Unimak Island, a large island maintained as a reservation for cari- 
bou, and also for these bears within the Aleutian Islands Reserva- 
tion, where the animals are protected at all times., 
 
 
 
                   DISCOVERER OF BLUE GOOSE NESTING 
                       GROUNDS RETURNING TO ARTIC 
 
       "J. Dewey Soper, botanist and naturalist of the Yukon and 
North West Territories branch of the Department of Interior will 
leave Ottawa in May for Lake Harbor, on the south shores of Baffin 
Land, where he will establish headquarters for a two-year stay in 
the sub-Arctic to make a study of the country. Mr. Soper last sum- 
mer found the nesting ground of the blue goose, one of the most im- 
portant discoveries of its kind in recent years. 
 
  

					
				
					
 
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EDMONTON. ALBERTA 
    CANADA 
    1. XIl. 31 
 
 
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY 
 
 
Dr. Aldo Leopold 
 
  Game Surv ey 
 
    905 University Avenue 
 
       Madison, Wis. 
 
 
 
Dear Leopold, 
 
             Your letter of the 17tl acknowledging reoipt of my 
 
little book, emote my conscience, for I have nefwr written to 
 
thank you for your very generous gift of your own work wnich, al- 
 
though greatly appreciated, is appreciated only less than your 
 
very kind inscription. Please accept my thanks and gratitude. The 
 
reason I have been so long in writing tnIs is because the last few 
 
weeks of my crow experiments have kept me on the constant hop and I 
 
have been going short of food and sleep alike and nave cut out 
 
everytning that did not absolutely have to be done. The birds are 
 
now out - shipped soutn by plane - and I am anxiously awaiting the 
 
returns. Wonder what they will all do? 
 
                       Yours very sinerely, 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Aek. 1/5/32, eoomenting on book.