Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-3 : County, State and Foreign Files

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                     February  1930 
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a the   exitin o  wtedge  r of bohcottona a of     rbbit 
eservts io t q.4 stLon ether stla egar  to US possible reato of 
rbbitste. cam bird or regard to rabbit   s a t a Soe~ reore I in. 
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gis1o Ruiy to conids    st   of rabbtsde r the R woseey 
Xear Sill, an  sugesting parllel rabbit studies in Canad.      I wa 
aske to see you. persnoally to present the arigwots in favor of this 
sugestion. I tried to do this. but by th  tins I had gottenaroun 
to It I found you. had left tows. Carlos Avery now r~ests that I 
pre~set the a&pm~t M* wal as possibl by mai. 
        Th C&adianIconcrus, primarily the as.nows     rabt    You 
are familiar, of cours, with the various Canaian authouities wh 
-e  in wind. the existseas of a popuation cycle In snowshe rabbits. 
in mySm  survy of Wisconsin I found that this cycle coincided 
qu11. strongy with the grose cycle, but %bat the severty of vtrgo 
1eno of the cycle seme to vary a ge~at d~ between localit ies. 
Th  first r"*stioa I wol mak      t the aie& of an b$.irto  iea
in Canada todtermine the extent to which the snomhos rabit eycl 
is #ot~si&Ita in scope and to uht extent the seveitty an vrlfe 
of the eyele varies as bstvon eg ions and 1..4lti~s.     I know that s*m

  wor hs bees dose an thIs, lpt as aavrly as I an aware  not *novg  hee 
beenston to presenta pitu"~ of eitho# Caad or the Units& States-

a **I*. 
        Cozt~rwOus with such an bistorica        stud t~ew should be 
o~lmously in both countriesa   stuies of te living rabbit to doterain 
*.at diseases and paraitesr     prev~alent and s*ieb ons e.    to *&us

thaevoylo. In this connetion I wout call your attentios to the fact 

tbakt Dr. L0. Girn of tbo Valiveoty of        too       a1i for 
&A iatanslV* stu of  uffe           all rele malai     which w11 
noc0s61117 include sowhloe rambl.ts, especialy in th.1.w relsti~    to 
tularoia. Altso the U. S. Biological Suve ha     reently stat ioa    a 
man at the UniveWrsit  of Minnesota under the je~nyflr         ill, who 
wil rrobably be stuin    o  ho  rabbits    their reltion to foreat. 
Soth of these piecs of wr are so nearly Canaaila     in their g 
that I would sest the closest cooperatio betwee them an      aythi 
Oteh mq be stzrted by Canadisa instittis. 
        A fuller ezposeitti of th reaso for os rbbit study is oc 
taiaoA in the report of te Own Srey of Wie-ein, of whLih I will b 
gad to loa you a  op for readin  if 7y mat it.  I am not pwmiA 
to snd you 0ne right away, beue it isa lensthy domet, an           I do 
not wat     to pros   on your tim to that extent. It is raly very 
diff iilt to present a full !    on pper to you. About all I ca 
4d at this tim* is to toll yrawhat the GOroa  Omitto    wated me to do 
an  to follow up an hlep I csa got in the evet ar OaCadian lnstitittlou 
should vant to foLllow the reoommad├Żatlo of the Grouse Coittee. 
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