Science: Bird Hunt

An excited and hopeful man, Dr. Gardiner Bump of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was driving busily around Washington last week in a specially equipped jeep, preparing for the most interesting job of his career. In the next week or so Dr. Bump, his son Robert and his jeep will head for the Near East to look for new game birds which will be used to restock the depleted U.S. Southwest.

In many Western states the native game birds (prairie chickens, sage hens, scaled quail, etc.) are rapidly disappearing. They do not adjust to the white man's civilization. But in the...