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-12- service to game birds? What response in cottontails follows cover and food improvements for game birds? Are there disease relationships between cottontails and game birs ? Do jackrabbits tend to exclude cottontails? Cooperate with the Michigan cottontail investigation. Miscellaneous Program Bring into state ownership the 'jungles" of the Missouri bottoms, and operate as a public shooting ground, with itterspersed refuges for waterfowl, deer, and pheasants. Move the Shelby deer herd to this area. Bring into state ownership the clay bluffs along the Missouri and manage for quail, turkey, and pheasants. A refuge for sharptail and -nev-t-.ik bbep should form a part of this area. The protection of these bluffs from grazing is essential to prevent the silting of drainage ditches and lakes in the adjoining bottoms. Restock with wild turkey suitable public areas in southeast and northeast Iowa. Have the wardens census all heron rookeries and other foci of ornithological interest, and report their status annually. Arrange with Ames Forest School and Bureau of Soils to offer technical service and planting stock at cost to farmers desiring to combine erosion-control and game cover. Consider revision of the present woodlot tax law to provide for registration and inspection of areas. Offer technical service to railroads and highway officials willing to leave game cover.