Animals: Pennies for Ducks

Gloom descended on U. S. gunners last year when the Government cut the wild-fowling season down to 30 days (TIME, Sept. 7). The Government's unanswerable reason was that Drought had decimated the flocks in their northern breeding grounds. Sportsmen, fearful lest a temporary measure for conservation be transformed by sentimentalists into a permanent prohibition, held long discussions, seeking a positive remedy which would bring back the birds and the long shooting season (in most States three months).

Last week, after three months of debate, the sportsmen were agreed on their remedy. Introduced in the House by Congressman John W. McCormack of Massachusetts...

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