Animals: Ding on Ducks

As U. S. duckhunters laid away their guns and decoys last fortnight all of them agreed that it had been the worst season on record. From Susquehanna Flats to the Suisun marshes and from the Kankakee marshes to Pas a l'Outre all species of wild waterfowl had been scarce; canvasbacks, redheads, ruddy ducks, teals, gadwalls, widgeons, shovelers especially so. Everyone knew the reasons—drought, a hard winter, the disappearance of eel grass, overshooting. Not so easy was the remedy.

In Manhattan's Hotel Pennsylvania last fortnight met the annual conference of the American Game...

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