Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-1 : Correspondence

				
Mr. R, A. Kolb
Chelsea
Wisconsin
Dear Mr. Molbt
Your :plan for est:blishinr quail is -sound as far as I can
determine from a paper description. 'Much, of course, depends on the
kind of food and -over on the land. This is too complicated a matter
to set forth on paper, but I wrill try to drop in on you oometime
during the aumaer to see if I can contribute any suggestions.
Otto Beyer, Beyer Game a      Portag:e, Wisconsin, havndles
quail of diconsin oriiin. I do not '.now his prices. I suggest you
write him direct.
I do not see rhy half a dozen bird  shou-ld not suifice
for the kind of planting you have in mind. A dozen would, of course,
be better.
Yes, quail are subject to many poultry diseases and often
these diseases are more or less harmless tc poultry but deadly to quail.
I would consider it important to confine them on clean ground and keep
them as far away as nossible from poultry.
You might escape the labor of building a winter nen by plant-
ing a food patch and letting the birds winter in the wild. In future
years this will be necessary in any event, especially at your latitude.
I would suggest a mixture of sorsjan and buckwheat, fV anked by a ptch
of corn. It is important that the location of this patch be right.
You may get some hints on location from the attached paner. If the
birds are wintered in pens they should be released by April.
Quail will have to be mrsed along in order to maintain
themselves permanently that far north, aad I doubt if you can hold the
birds except on extra favorable found. The extent to hich your ground
is favorable I can tell only by a Personal visit,
With best regards,
Youre sincerely,
ALDO IEOPOLD
In Charge, Game Research
AL-Vh
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