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Montana Fish and
Game Department News Report STATE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT Western States Take Rap at Western Association Meeting Last week at the Western Assoc iation of Game and Fish Commis sioners several western states were taken to task for improper manage ment of their deer herds. C. R. Gutermuth, vice-president of the Wildlife Management Institute, now on an extensive tour of western states, cited a number of examples to illustrate his point. On certain federal Forest Servicé lands, where most of the deer live, local residents are harvesting only a small portion of the available deer crop. Many more deer in some of these areas are dying from starvation than are being taken by local nimrods each year. In one instance, available figures reveal a one per cent kill of the herd by hunters while twenty per cent of the herd died from starvation the same year. High license fees are restricting residents of other states from harvesting these deer herds from Forest Service land. Accord ing to Gutersmith, this lack of ade quate deer harvest in most cases arises from the inability of Com missioners to resist the forces of poorly informed selfish interested local groups. These conditions are among the reasons why congress men in Washington recently men tioned it may be necessary for the federal government to take over game management on National for ests. The Colorado Fish and Game Department was mentioned as be ing foremost in its efforts to resist local groups and manage the deer herds properly. Prickly Pear Scene of Fish Scrutiny A Fish and Game Department, fact-finding crew has recently set up camp on Prickly Pear Creek in Wolf Creek Canyon. This heavily fished tributary to the Missouri will be thoroughly investigated this summer. An electrical non-lethal fish shocking machine will be used to gather fish for study. Drawn through the water this device will temporarily stun the fish so they may be captured, weighed, meas ured, marked, and returned to the water unharmed. Widely used in other states, the fish shocking de vice will be studied and adapted to Montana conditions. Possibili ties-of removing rough fish from Montana waters by this method will also be investigated at the time. The information gathered from this program is designed to shed light on a number of perplexing management problems. Learning where the bulk of the fish desire to Hve in the stream will produce in formation on possible stream-im provement devices. The winter sur vival rates of wild and hatchery fish can be indicated by this study. The value of feeder streams to lar ger rivers will receive some atten tion by this fact-finding crew. Ap licnble to other waters, the study will be useful for management of similar streams in the state. Ac cording to A. A. O'Claire, State Fish and Game Warden and newly elect ed president of the Western Assoc iation of Game and Fish Commis sioners, good fishing can no longer be maintained by guess work. The necessity to seek pertinent facts for management are becoming increas same j \ > f ip SMus y v I• A % A IT jÊÊÊL.-. t x 4 t. V / / S \ Jé m • V i/ & i T \ J For The July 4th OUTING WE ARE FEATURING Dubonnett Cherry along with our regular flavors. ORDER YOUR ICE CREAM NOW! OPEN TILL NOON EACH DAY July 3-4-5 • LIBBY CREAMERY • C. H. Doxtater, Manager he spent two years in the South Pacific. ingly apparent. Departments Hires Trained Game-Farm Personnel Harold Norwood, a recent grad uate from Oregon State College Poultry Husbandry, has been added to the staff of game-farm personnel. Reporting for duty at the Fort Peck Farm, Norwood's training and practical experience will be a val uable addition to the technique employing modern methods in rais ing game-farm birds. Mr. Norwood is a resident of Montana and hails from Bozeman. An army veteran, BE ALIVE ON THE FIFTH Montana Highway Patrol Stper visor E. H. England today called on all motorists to exercise extreme caution over the Fourth of July week end, so that they might begin normal living on the Fifth, instead of lying in a hospital suffering from severe injuries or worse getting ready to take that slow last ride. "Helpful hints for safe driving have been given motorists any number of times, yet we see per sons killed each week because these tips were not heeded," England said. "Our records show positively that accidents are primarily the re sult of human failure. 99% of those which may be directly caused by mechanical failure are indirect ly due to human failure to take proper care of the car, having it thoroughly inspected for excessive wear or improper functioning. 99 of those which may be directly caused by the road surface are in directly caused by human failure to drive in a manner in which the car is always under control," he continued. "The responsibility for the so called accidents rests squarely on the shoulders of the individual driver and pedestrian," Mr. Eng land said, "because accidents hap pen when the person involved' thoughtlessly or carelessly does or tails to do the things that a reason able and prudent person would do." "If we all remember that there are some drivers and pedestrians on our roads who are "thousands of miles away", mentally, at least, who are not paying attention to their driving, who are suffering from fatigue or intoxication, or who are otherwise not qualified, we'll do a better job of driving defen sively, so that we may be pro tected from the hazards of holiday traffic. Here are some positive sugges tions for a safe and sane 4th of July holiday trip: r SEE The Libby Sash & Door COMPANY first building west of the Libby Hotel FOR Doors, Sash, Window and Door Frames Modern Cabinets to fit your kitchen FRED BURLINGHAM, Prop. 1. Make sure the old bus is in I good shape. You don't want to I ditch from a blowout or get hit j while making roadside repairs. 2. Start early and drive at a | reasonable speed. The increased holiday traffic will slow down your average speed, so you'll require | 3. Stay on the right side of the [road, except when overtaking and rassing. Head-on collisions are aw fully messy and the shatterproof windshields mean a first class skull fracture when you bump. 4. At night, be particularly care ful about dimming your headlights when meeting other traffic or ap proaching other cars from the rear. Even though you lights are dim med, the other fellow can't always be sure, so it's up to you to let him know that yours are dimmed, by flashing them on bright then quickly back to dim. Two blind drivers are more dangerous than one. in of more time getting to your destina tion on time without trying to pass everything on the road. It's safest to get in rhythm with the rest of the traffic and stay there, passing only when the way is absolutely safe. 5. Be sure that the driver of the car you're riding in is sober and 40% of last year's fatal accidents, involved some stage of intoxication. 6. BE ALERT ON THE FOURTH —ALIVE ON THE FIFTH. awake. We Are Continuing Our M Another week to give everyone an opportunity to take advantage of These Low Prices! (2ka.it5 — (2atdL, (2o^ae, 2nd "TaltLei, 2tc. NOW $ 47.50 Was $59.50 Was $27.95 NOW $ 22.50 1 OCCASIONAL CHAIR 1 COFFEE TABLE Mahogany 2 END TABLES . Mahogany 1 Combination End Table & Lamp $17.95 Walnut 1 END TABLE . Mahogany 1 DINETTE TABLE Walnut * Chartreause Frieze $ 15.00 $18.95 4 UTILITY CHAIRS $ 17.95 $21.95 Ivory Plastic $19.95 $23.95 1 MASTER CHAIR Ivory Plastic $14.00 $ .5.50 $ 4.00 8 HARDWOOD CHAIRS Unfinished $28.95 $20.00 $29.95 $ 20.00 1 CARD TABLE and .... 4 Chairs to Match 1 PEMBROKE TABLE Mahogany $ 33.00 $ 39.75 $ 25.00 $31.95 High Chairs, Baby Cribs, Play Pens $18.00 $8 00 ^ $18.00 1 BABY PLAY PEN $ 23.50 $ 22.95 1 BABY CRIB J $ 12.95 $21.00 2 HI CHAIRS 1 BABY CRIB $ 27.95 i. ■ $ 11.00 . $ 14.50 $14.95 2 HI CHAIRS $ 18.95 i 1 BABY CRIB NT I tj $ 18.95 $14.95 1 BABY CRIB 7 Crib Mattresses, Child's Wardrobes, Teeterbabes, Etc. Was $ 6.95 $ 11.95 $ 37.95 $ 11.95 $27 95 " 19" x 15" SCENIC PICTURES .$ 2.35 Vanity Dresser and Chest of Drawers Was $ 65.95 $ 41.50 $ 41.95 $ 33.50 NOW 1 DOUBLE ROLLAWAY BED $ 49.95 $40.00 Was NOW $ 4.95 $ 9.95 $29.95 $ 8.00 $19.95 2 TETTERBABES Full size—Flat Spring and Inner Spring Mattress CRIB MATTRESS $40.00 Inner Spring $ 49.95 1 % Size ROLLAWAY BED . 1 DROP LEAF DESK Coil Spring and Inner Spring Mattress Walnut Finish $ 41.95 $35.00 1 4-SHELF BOOKCASE 2 Single ROLLAWAY BEDS Unfinished Flat Spring & Inner Spring Mattress, coil spring 4/6 or 3/3 1 CHILD'S WARDROBE $ 1.50 Unfinished 9**12' Armstrong Lino Rugs NOW $50.00 1 VANITY DRESSER Maple 1 4-DRAWER CHEST Maple 1 4-DRAWER CHEST Walnut 1 3-DRAWER CHEST Walnut 4 $33.50 $33.50 IÀ C> : L V L $26.50 v' Çy0% ENNEDY I fi r I o o Perfects $ 12.25 $10.00 FURNITURE MART iir' ' Seconds $ 10.95 $ 8.75 CUB SCOUT NEWS success, families out to enjoy it. The Cubs played the Dads in a baseball game and the Cubs won. There were games and races with prizes for each. After the entertainment everyone was called to the pot luck picnic table which was heavy with delicious tasting food. Ice cream cones was the last course and every one had at least four. The last thing, the Cubs were awarded their awards, some of the Cubs received their badges and gold and silver arrow points, turc, The Cub Scout picnic held at Rainy Creek last Sunday was a fine There were 80 Cubs and Everyone had a very nice time and the Pack Committee hopes to give another picnic in the near fu Special Notice If there are any organizations planning to have a concession at the Fair, please contact Mrs. Clarence Brown before July 21. Material and building of stands will be the responsibility of the organization; also the cleaning of the grounds around the stand. 10 per cent of the net proceeds is to go to the Fair Committee as their fee. Den News Den 1 met Wednesday at four o'clock at our Den Mothers, Mrs. Clarence Brown's. We had our business meeting, paid our dues, checked off our achievements, and after the meeting we continued with our weaving.—Keeper of the Buckskin—Jerry Bowen, acting. Den 2 met Wednesday at Mrs. Switzer's. Some of us painted spools for the Den Doodle, while others made rope on the rope ma chine that Chuck Haines rriade. Then we all played "Hand Tag" and Vacation Time Is Here! Enjoy your Motoring with peace of mind -with adequate Automobile insurance BE SURE—INSURE WITH TED KESSEL 509 MINERAL AVE. PRONE 196W MORE AUTO INSURANCE FOR YOUR MONEY when you insure with State Farm Insurance practiced broad-jumping and closed the meeting. Denner and Ass'L Denner, Dickey McCallum and Jim Switzer. Den 3 met Thursday June 23 at 2 o'clock at our Den Mothers. There was seven Cubs present. Books and records were checked and back dues paid by several. The Cubs were told to have Mother or Dad sign their achievements.—Donald McQueen, Reporter.