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           Elk Refuge Notes.--Shortly after the feeding of the elk began
on the Elk Refuge in 
    Wyoming, on February 6, the weather turned warm and much of the snow
melted, but during 
    the last week in February about eight inches more fell. By the 15th of
the month, many 
    of the elk that had come to the feeding grounds were again scattered
over the refuge and ad- 
    joining ranches, but a few remained on the feeding ground on the Germain
Tract. The feeding 
    of the elk on the Germain Tract was discontinued on February 18.    On
March 1, there were 
.    approximately 1,800 elk on the feeding ground near headquarters and
about 2,000 on the 
     Izaak Walton League Addition near the Sheep Creek foothills, at which
date about 450 tons 
     of hay had been fed. 
            State Game and Fish Commissioner Bruce Nowlin arrived at the
refuge on*February 24, 
     and spent several days observing the condition of the elk and considering
the possibility 
 
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                           VALUE OF GAME IN WYOMING 
 
 
      Information has been received from Wyoming, showing the value of 
game killed in that State from the Game Census of 1928. 
 
 
Species 
 
 
         Average Wt. 
Number     Dressed 
 
 
1077 
 
1279 
 
 
Bear 
 
 
Mt. Sheep 
 
Prairie 
Chicken 
 
 
Ducks 
 
Grouse 
 
 
250 
 
400 
 
 
87      100 
 
33      125 
 
 
80,267 
 
154,439 
 
 
7,879 
 
 
Trout    1,712.380 
 
 
2 
 
 
Total Wt. 
 
 
269,250 
 
511,600 
 
  8,700 
 
  4,125 
 
 
160,534 
 
386,097 
 
 
19,697 
 
 
2       856,190 
 
 
Meat Value 
per pound 
 
 
450 
 
450 
 
450 
 
450 
 
 
300 
 
300 
 
300 
 
400 
 
 
Total valuation 
 
 
Total'Value 
 
 
$121,162.50 
 
230,220.00 
 
   3,915.00 
 
   1,856.25 
 
 
   48,150.20 
 
 115,829.10 
 
   5,909.10 
 
 342,476.00 
 
$869,618.15 
 
 
      This data shows merely the actual food value of game killed in the
State 
of Wyoming which values its wild life at $5,000,000. If this is considered
as 
a permanent investment for that State, the meat value alone shows a return
of 
almost 18% on investment which would indicate a going business and one worth

protecting in every way possible. 
 
 
Deer 
 
 
Elk