Sport: The Goose Hangs Back

The U.S. duck hunter, primping for his blind date this fall, looked forward to a heavenly sight. Thanks to Ducks Unlimited and other saviors of Canada's vast nesting grounds, this year's migrants had been expected to number about 100,000,000—the thickest flight in 15 years.

War had not doused duckhunting yet. Shotgun shells weren't short or rationed (despite WPB freezing of all 12-gauge shells for aerial-gunnery training, war-plant protection and riot squads). Not all coastal marshes and inland waters were restricted. And most comforting of all, the Government is counting on the sportsman's annual 54,000,000-lb. bag of waterfowl and small game to help...

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