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Page 2. DO NOT PELEASE BEFORE THURSDAY AF!ERNOON, FEBRUARY 11, 1937 GAME PROGRAM ADVANCING The Iowa Conservation Commission has spent $69,156.70 in the last two years on its game development program and now has 325 game manage- ment areas located in S0 different counties. These areas cover 912,562 acres and include 5,182 farms. Under the present game management plan, individual farms are estab- lished as game management areas vdherever the landholder is interested in perpetuating wildlife as well as providing sport for hunters. Quite often areas are improved through the efforts of local sportsmen who are interested in improving their own sport. After the application for the establishment of a game management area has been approved by the Game Department, the area is mapped and a reconnaissance is taken of food and cover conditions and of the game population. Wherever necessary, recommendations are made for the im- provement of the environment so that wildlife can propagate under natural conditions and have suitable homes in which to live. If the landholder, sportsmen or sportsmen's group agree to make the necessary improvements, a signed agreement is then required by the Conservation Commission which provides that they will carry out the game management practices recommended for the area and will endeavor, with the cooper- ation of the Conservation Commission to produce an annual game crop. They also must agree to allow hunting on the area whenever there is a surplus available to be taken. The Conservation Commission agrees that when the recommended improvements have been carried out it will post the area with signs, which afford the landholder added protection against unauthorized hunting, as provided by the Iowa law. The following table shows the number of areas in each county in the state and the type of game to which the area is devoted: County Areas Type of Area County Areas Type of Area Adams 2 Quail Jasper 2 Pheasant Allamakee 2 PheasantR.grouse Jefferson 4 Quail Appanoose 13 Quail, waterfowl Jones 6 Quail,pheasant Audubon 1 Quail Kossuth 3 Pheasant Benton 4 Quail,pheasant Lee 9 Quail Black Hawk 13 Pheasant,partridge Linn 8 Pheasant,quail Boone 9 Pheasant,quail Louisa 7 Quail Butler 3 Pheasant Lucas 7 Quail Cass 2 Pheasant,quail Madison 2 Quail Cedar 2 Quail - Mahaska 3 Quail Cerro Gordo 7 Pheasant Marion 5 Quail Cherokee 1 Pheasant Marshall 1 Pheasant Clarke 6 Quail,waterfowl Mills 3 Pheasant,quail Clinton 3 Quail Mitchell 2 Pheasant Crawford 1 Pheasant Monroe 7 Quail Dallas 3 Pheasant Montgomery 3 Quail,beaver Davis S Quail Muscatine Quail Decatur 4 Quail O'Brien 1 Partridge Delaware 4 Pheasant,quail Page 1 Quail Des Moines 5 Quail Palo Alto 3 Pheasant, water- Dickinson 2 Partridge,pheasant fowl,partridge Dubuque 6 Pheasant, quail Plymouth 1 Pheasant raccoon Polk 5 Pheasant Emmet 4 Pheasant Pottawattamie 1 Quail Fayette 3 Pheasant, prairie Ringgold 5 Quail chicken Sac 3 Pheasant, quail Franklin Pheasant Scott 8 Quail Fremont Quail Shelby 3 Quail, pheasant Greene 6 Pheasant, quail Tama 1 Pheasant Grundy 1 Pheasant Taylor 2 Quail Guthrie 6 Pheasant, quail Union , Quail,waterfowl Hamilton 1 Pheasant Van Buren Quail Hancock 1 Pheasant Wapello 15 Pheasant, quail Harrison 2 Quail Warren 3 Quail Henry 4 Quail Washington 5 Quail Howard 2 Prairie chicken, Wayne 6 Quail pheasant Webster 1 Pheasant Humboldt 2 Pheasant Winnebago 1 Pheasant Ida 1 Pheasant Winneshiek 4 Pheasant, quail Iowa 3 Quail, pheasant Woodbury 2 Pheasant,beaver Jackson 12 Quail Worth 1 Pheasant Adair 2- Quail