Geese & Ducks

The U. S. Department of Agriculture becomes increasingly alarmed at the high mortality rate of wild fowl (TIME, Dec. 16); Its advisory council of sportsmen persistently urge a lowering of the bag limit, more game preserves. Last week impetus was given to their cause by an announcement from the National Association of Audubon societies that great numbers of water fowl are being destroyed by oil on coastal waters. The oil residue, which comes from coastwise ships, gathers in the bays and inlets where the ducks rest. Once it reaches a duck, the...

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