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It is not planned to attempt to place this entire project in operation this year, but to concentrate activities on a tract of 12,000 acres in Harper county. A covey-check of this area was made last week, and approximately 2,000 quail have survived on this refuge. To this amount 250 more have been added by the state and the plan of food-planting, predator control, leanto coverts,etc. will begin at once on this sanctuary. If the plan is successful on this sanctuary the entire program will be placed in effect in 1931. Sportsmen of the state are free in estimating that from 5 to 50% of the entire quail population of the state perished in one month this year during the unprecedented cold weather. Like everywhere else in matters of this nature, their opinions differ widely. The commission estimates that l10 of the quail population did perish from cold and hunger, and last week finished planting 10,000 Mexican birds in various sections of the state. More than 600 of these birds were placed on the three field trial grounds, Vinita, Claremore and Oklahoma City. I told the commission of our field trial quail demonstration proposal, and of Stoddard's decision that, while Vinita is the logical place for such a project, he would not like to undertake the work of a demonstration before a year's study had been made of conditions on these grounds. I suggested that this was an excellent opportunity for the commission to test the refuge plan in a place where the most Ok- lahoma sportsmen would see it in operation, and that such a refuge would be of great benefit to the sportsmen as well as providing the commission with a considerable amount of favorable publicity. They fell in with the idea readily and are taking the matter up with Dr. F.M.Adams. Dr. Adams, I feel sure, will cooperate fully and will be successful in blocking up a goodly acreage in that area as a state game refuge. The signs we saw there last November (State Game Refuge) are old and the state has no lease on any of this acreage. So it may be that we will 7et a field trial demonstration stattdd at Vinita yet. The Harper county and Vinita projects are the only ones the commission intends inaugurating this season, but may extend the plan. Van H.Montgomery, state game war cýn, is a close personal friend of mine, and one of long standing as I have known him in field trial activities. He is anxious for me to make a trio over the state with him in organization work, which will probably be done at a later date. The commission is anxious for aid and advice and welcomed my visit enthusiastically. If you would care for an article on this project for the maga- zine or for the news service I can probably secure some photographs and elaborate upon the scheme. It is by far the most extensive sanc- tuary scheme yet proposed by'any of the states within my territory.