Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 1 Folder 22 : Warden Reports, 1932-1935 (p. 987-1008)

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Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 1 Folder 22 : Warden Reports, 1932-1935 (p. 987-1008)

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Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 1 Folder 22 : Warden Reports, 1932-1935 (p. 987-1008)
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The daily journals of Audubon wardens and statewide reports on certain sites and projects cover activities from 1900 to 1970, with most of the materials concentrated between the 1930s and 1950s.

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LAKE IAMONIA LOCATION : Northern Leon County, Florida, 12 miles of Tallahassee. ACCESS: By auto from Tallahassee. AREA: About 18 square miles. Rookery covers a few a cres in Gannet Lake, a southwestern cove of Lake Iamonia. PHYSIOGRAPHY: Lake Iamonia is a vast flat, 12 by 4 5 miles maximum width, with numerous anns and coves, covered normally with shallow water. It is dotted with many high dry islands with rounded crowns of live oaks, pines, etc., and is surrounded by rolling terrain, partly farmed and partly left in oak and pine woodland There is no outlet.except at high water through a slough at west end into Ochlockonee River. Large patches of buttonbush occupying the coves and margining the islands present ideal sites for rookeries. The best of these lie in the west end' and along part of south side of the lake. TENURE: None HISTORY: Established 1931 after discovery by Dr T Gilbert Pearson and u s Game Protector E B Whitehead in 1930 and Thomas J Rob erts appointed warden for 1931. SPECIES PROTECTED: Snowy Egret.as' 200; Louisi?Ua Heron{ 200; Little Blue Herony500; Water Turkey, 25. CLASS OF SANCTUARY: Breeding refuge. PLANT: None WARDEN SERVICE: Breeding season only. Total pay $ 100 Egret Fund WARDEN' S COTu!MISSION: Honorary Gwne Warden, State of Florida. WARDEN: Thomas J Roberts, (Bradfordville) Route A, Tallahassee, Florida INSPECTION REPORTS: Holt, 1932, no rookery found. MAPS: State of Florida. DISPOSITION : Dropped, 1932, because abandoned by birds. July, 1932.

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LAKE IAMONIA INSPECTION fil ERNEST G. HOLT 1932. Florida LOCATION: Northern Leon County, Florida, 12 miles north of Tallahassee. AREA AND D E SCRIPI'ION : Lake Iamonia is a vast flat, 12 miles long E -w by maximum width of 4i of very irregular outline because of numerous arms and coves, and covered normally with shallow water. It is dotted here and there with high dry islands with rounded c rowns of live oaks, pines and other trees, and is surrounded by rolling terrain, partly devoted to agriculture, partly left in oak and pine woodland Although the lak e has no outlet, except at high water through a slough at the west end into the ochlockonee River, the 1931 drought has brought its level 3 feet or more below normal, exposing great areas of bottom that have grown up to grass and fennel so that the lake now /looks like a central Florida, "prairie." The only extensive open water is now at the east end, thoug h most of the botto m is still marshy. Many of the large patches of button-bush that occupy the coves and margin the islands -the ideal rookery sites -are now entirely out of water, and some are still blackened and partially leafless from fires of the past winter. DATE INSPECTED: June 19, and 20, 1932. GUIDE: Audubon warden Thomas J Roberts.

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-2ACCESS: By auto from Tallahassee. Hotel Floridan, Tallahassee, is modern and first class, but hot; in warm weather the Tallahassee Tourist Camp, on the Quincy road, is much preferable. The cabins are neat, clean and well-screened; there is a hot and cold shower and c lean toilets; and the camp i s the coolest place in Tallahassee. NEST ING BIRDS : N one that could b e located. Roberts, Duncan Mcintosh (my volunteer chauffeur from Fairhope, Alabama), and I, on the 19th, tramped the marshy laRe bottom for miles through the swelter-ing heat and humidity, without lunch or water, in a vain endeavor to find a rookery in the button-bushes of the south shore coves (there are no suitable sites on the north shore); and on the morning of the 20th worked out the entire west end of the lake. But although scores of and Snowy and hite and ..,..rood / V" 7 Ibises, and many Ward' s Little Blue,and Louisiana Herons were feeding everywhere over the flats, no sign of a rookery could be found. It must be assumed, therefore, that the drought drove the birds to abandon Iamonia in favor of Miccosukee or same other more suitable place. Audubon Warden Walter s Odom, of the Micco-sukee Rookeries, believes that the birds that bred on Gannet Lake (a southwestern cove of Lake Iamonia) last year represented an overflow from the Mic cosukee Rookeries and this year simply return-ed home to breed. It is possible that the birds had finished nest-ing but the only immature birds certainly diagnosed were a few of the Ward' s Herons and some mottled Little Blues and hite Ibis. WARDE N : Tho mas J Roberts, Bradfordville, Route A Tallahassee, Florida. Roberts is a young man, married to a sister of U s Game Protector E B Whitehead, and has t w o small children. He is commissioned

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an Honorary Game Warden, State of Florida, and makes a living by serving as game warden on the George F. Baker estate during the shooting season, and by trapping predators, mostly skunks, on the same estate at other times. He served in 1931 as Audubon Warden for Lake Iamonia at $ 100 for the season. 1ISCELLANEOUS: On the south side of Lake Iamonia are t w o large quail-shooting preserves; an estate of 18,000 acres, with a lake frontag e o f about 2 miles, owned by George F. Bake r New York; and a 12,000-acre estate, with lake frontage of about 1.5 miles, owned by Miss Frances Griscom, New Jersey. Both are posted. RECOMMENDATION S: Roberts was not put on duty for 1932, and is not due salary for this year. He has been requested to notify the Association when and if the birds reestablish a rookery on Lake Iamonia. In view of the large holdings in game preserves surrounding the lak e there seems little likelihood of raids on a rookery, and it is my opinion that the money for a warden's salary might be more advantageously used somewhere else. The west end o f the lake is 8 miles from Roberts' h o me, and if the rookery is r eestablished there, he could hardly be expected to look after it for less than $ 100 27, 1932 approved _, ..

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.. : f M ICCOSUKEE ROOKESIES LOC TION : N orthwestern Jefferson County n orthern Florida rear f M onticello ACCESS: D y nutom o bile f r.mm Monticello. aREAS : May's Pond (125-150'acres) and about 100 acres of a gum s wamp in south edge of iccosukee Lake. PHYSIOGRli.PHY: i,fay' s Pond is a sink of about 125-150 acres, without outlet, filled with mossd-rap:id cypress and tupelow gum growing in water normally about waist deep, and surrouni ed by rolli:r:ig terra i n of cultivated fields. It lies approximately in N E corner of Sec. 7 2 N 4 E b etwee n northward -pointing prongs of Lake IUccosukee, and about 1/2 ile N from lake s hore. All s pecies listed below breed here, the smaller herons in the lowe r growth Lake M:iccosukee is a hug e shallow body of wuter without islands, but l a rgel y covered with aquatic veget&tion Growing in its southern ioo.rgin in water about knee-dee p is a tract of perhaps 100 0 acres of tupelo gum extending from the lake outlet to a point opposite Uonticello. n gret colony occupies about 100 acres of this s wamp next the lake outlet, nesting in the t all gum s The surrounding terrain is rolling farmland. TENURE: Consen t of owner of May' s Pond; none for the gum s wamp Est ablished Il'1"ay 1922, through B Jhitehead, D e puty U S Game Protector, by employment of S Odom to guard May's Pond, owned by H ome r William s of Thomasville, Georgia, for whom Odom a c ted a s _'igent in renting the l ands to negroes. In 1929 protection was extended to the colony in L ake. May s Pond purchased by Captain H l:i. \'hite, Whitehaven", Thomasville, Georg i a (1933?). Odom has served continuously SPECIES PROTECTED ; s Heron ...Americ a n Egret '1.ioui sana Heron Dlue eron "'Bl a c k -crowned N ight Heron CLASS O F Breeding refuge. PLANT : None ..Creen Heron VSnowy Egret Wood Duck 'ifater urkey WARDEN SERVICE: Breeding season only. Total p a y $75.00. Egret Fund WA DE S COIILISSI9N: Deputy U S .Game W arden. Honorary Game Flo rid a, Rpril 5, 1933. WARDEN: Walter S Odom Metcalf, Georgia. I NSPE C'I'ION Holt, 1932; Allen, 1934. MAPS: S t u t e of 1'lorida S PECIAL P OBLE ,1S : Crows 1/2 / 3 5

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Nov-,ber 1930 I _2&_ D ATE AND LOCALITY Sunday ______________________ Tuesday ________ ----------W edneOOay ___________ ___] UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BUREAU OF B IOLOGICAL SURVEY WEEKLY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES or use of emplo y ees of Division of Game and Bird Conservation) ,L C(/' ___ ________ ___________________________________ to (Title) ---------P-----------------------1 193 OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED s. ct...??--J, r-g,_,..,-...,... 9 ,W........__,.., ..... "' I ..

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DATE AND LOCALITY Thursday ___________________ Friday __________________ ___ -Saturday------------------REMARKS: .. OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED (To be prepared and maile d to the Bureau promptly at end of ea.ch week occurring wholly within ea.ch calendar month; periods of l e ss than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate-itinerary; ) .............. ,.p;-,.;;;;. ..,.., ,.., s 6243a

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Form. Bl-'176a November, 1930 DATE AND LOCALITY Sunday ______________________ UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY WEEKLY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES (For u se of employees o f of Game and Bird Conservation) OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED /

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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Thursday ___________________ Friday ____ -----------------REMARKS: (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of less than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary.) v ........................ ...,.., ,.., s-6243a

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Forni Bla November, 1930 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY WEEKLY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES (For use of employees of Division of Game and Bird Conservation) ( I 'Cl Period from _________________________ to ____ ,---------- 193 DATE AND LOCALITY I OUTLINE OF w ORK PERFORMED Sunday------------------.m, Tuesday-----------------

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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Thursday ___________ _______ Friday __________ _________ __ __ Saturday REMARKS: I 1 (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of les s than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary.) ....... .,. .,. ..... ,.,,.. omaa, .... s-1124aa

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DATE AND LOCALITY Sunday ______________________ UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY WEEKLY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Tuesday ___________ _________ JPJ Q.d._.... ?,t10 P.'?-n.

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I DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Thursday ___________________ Friday ______________ _____ REMARKS: (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week oc curring wholly within each calendar month; periods of les s than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary.) .... 00 ...,. ... ,..,NTn
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,, :?orm. Blt't6a N ovdpa>er, J9,30 '. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY .(,1..,. WEEKLY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES q;:j t (For use of employees of Division of Gamez;/. Period from J[) __ to __ @-___ ?:n_ __ r------------1 1933 DATE AND LOCALITY Sunday ______________________ Tuesday_______________ ______ .. r, fl Co:3o#? 7r). (OVER) 8-5243a

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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Tinn -------------------Friday _______________________ REMARKS: -.. (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of les s than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary.) ................. ,.,,. .., .. .... s-li2t3a

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F orm. B1i76a. November, 1930 s11 UNITED STATES D EPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY 1 WEEKLY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES __ <:' ,, Period from ________ / f _______ t o __ __ 3__4__ a_ ; : L __________________ 193 DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Sunday ______________________ Tuesd ay------------------(OVER) 8-5248a

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' DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Thursday ___________________ REMARKS: (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end o f each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of les s than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary.) o ........ ,,u ..... ,,, ,.. ., ,.,, s-5243a

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DATE AND LOCALITY Thursday ___________________ REMARKS: OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED p (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of lesr. than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary.) .............. JUN ... aarn .. ,,,. s-5243a

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' 7orm Bt-'176a N o vembe r, 1930 Sunday ______________________ -

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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED :.?.:_ uJ,::J.J.. REMARKS: .. t; ,!Jr ef /-n. (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of less than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary.) o .. oonJU
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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED REMARKS: (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; p eriods of less than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary.) u ........ .,..,.,.,mTmna"' "" s-5243a

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Form Bt!i76a. Novembe r, 1930 DATE AND LOCALITY Sunday-----------------OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Yi d G(.-L-" -;._. ... Al "'--<> f! '--t41-( OVER) 8 5243&

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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Friday _____ __ Saturday w._/_/j ___ o REMARKS: (To b e prepared and mail e d to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring who ll y wit hi n each calendar month; periods of less than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate iti ne rary. ) u ...... """.""'""""'"'"" .... s-s24a.

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Form. Bl-4,761\ Nove mber, 1930 U NITED STAT ES DEPARTMEN T OF AGRICULTURE (J. lLJl_--f;.j_ J BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY lJ.. 1 g J:I WEEKLY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES ,rt(} qi} :___ (Fo, m of om:l:y=-of Diviion of "' ) JI.. -Per10d from _"a2,.. ____ U_ _____________ /-?-4 '?--- to ___ 1= ___________ /2;{,L __ 193't. DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Sunday ______________________ Tuesday !) a,;O v 5 :4 ti-a C.ut--Jf R?h (OVER) 8 5243a

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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Satuxdayl _RJ.._J'/.--.S;;l. o a_ If 1 3 lJ P. 'n<.. REMARKS: (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of 'less than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary. ) ...... ,.,.,,., ... ,."",,. ..., ., .... 8-5243

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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF w ORK PERFORMED ul CD' REMARKS: (To be prepared and mailed to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of l ess than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary. ) ...... ..,. .... ,.,.,., ,., ., .,, s-5243a

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' Ji,n:n B1a *vember, 1930 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE .Jd BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY ., ,, __ WEEKLY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES \ (For use of employees of Division of Game and Bird Conservation) ----------------------------------1.. --------.. -(Name) (Title) ,,, Period from --------------------------------------------------------------- to ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1931 / DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLINE OF WORK PERFORMED Sunday ______________________ 0 J I

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DATE AND LOCALITY OUTLIN E OF WORK PERFORMED Thursday ___________________ Friday _______________________ Saturday--------------------REMARKS: (To be prepared and maile d to the Bureau promptly at end of each week occurring wholly within each calendar month; periods of less than a week at the beginning or end of any calendar month to be covered by separate itinerary. ) o ...... ..,. ... ,.,,..,,.. orna., .... s-s243a



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1 1 Gt\LCASI E U CA11ERON R OOKERI E S L O C 'ION: C alcasieu and western Cameron Parishes, s outhw e stern Louisia n a ACCESS: .filJ::d Island__nd Willow Isla nd by a u to 36 miles S W :Crom L ake Charle s to I Hebert s f a r m thence horseback across the m ↱ Gos s a n d T r a h a n Slough by auto from L ak e C h arles; by speedboa t from O range Texas. Lake Charles is the logica l cente r from w h ich to visit the various. rookeri e s It has two g o o d hotels, of iw hich t h e IIote1. Charleston is t h e more mcdern and is thoroughly s atis f a ctory AND PHY SIOGRAPHY : Bird Island, pertlaps 20 acres or willcw s button bushes, a n d cypress, in t w o sections, in extensive marsh on t h e 6 000 acre F R Ranch, property of R A Moore, Orange Texas. 7ater. knee-dee p Location, a bo u t miles s of Calcasieu line, in Cameron Parish, and u b o u t 12 miles E of Sabine Rive r Floating Island, a d r y islund of hardw o od trees in o pen marsh on property o f Yount-Lea Oil Compan y o n B l a c k Bayou, Cameron Parish, 8 or 9 miles S E o f O r a n g e T exas a n d about 1/2 mile N E of t h e Sh e l l Oil Camp. .Goss Pond, about 40 acres of artificia l p ond, mostly r o n u p to button -bushes, willows, and a few cyp r e s ses and gums, with a small area of o pen water, principally a t the lower end about t h e dam. It is part o f a tract o f 1160 acres o f cultiv ated and o p e n p ine l a nd l e v e l owned by Fred E Breucher, La k e Charles, whose brothe r Georg e c Breucher is residen t on the p lo.ce and does the farming Loc ation, about 8 miles N of Lake C h arles, in northeaster n Cal.casieu P arish Traha n Sloug h a b out 10 acres o f buttonb u s hes and willow s in cutgrass filled slough wi thin a few hundred y ards of dwellings on t hree sides, and flanke d b y w ood s on the f o urth in southwestern Calcasieu Parish, abo u t 7 miles N of B ird I sland Property o wned by-Joseph Duhon, Sulphur, L o uisia n a Willow Island, 8 or 10 acres o f willow s mostly de ad, sta n ding in wat e r a n kle -to half kneede ep in bull r ush marsh i n north w estern Cam eron Pt:..rish, about 2 il e s N of Bird Island TENUR E : Consent of Owners H ISTORY : Established 192 0 by Dr Pearson, who examined rookeries May 1 8 and engaged John A C arruthers to g u ard Bird Island on Cameron Farm Other colonies added from tim e to tim e Carruthers' w arden s h i p continuous until his deat h on July 20 1932. J ohn r. D emarie appointed to succeed Carruthers, his;. service b e ginning with 1933 season. SPECIES PR07ECTED : C o r morant/ 72 a t e r -Turkey J Many ...qard' s Heron./ /Many 4rr1erica n Egret Many .1'$nowy Egret ./ 1 00' s L ouisiana l,.eron)lOO' s CLASS O F SAlJ CTUA.RY : Breedirlf, r e fu.ge (continued) Little Blue Heron../ lO O s Com Few Few 50 Heron B-c. N i ght Heron Y-c. H i ght Heron Rose ate Spo onbill 10/15/3 2

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Calcasie u Cameron Rookeries (continu ed ) 2 PLANT: None WARDEN SERVIC E : Breeding season only. Tot a l pay $ 1 00 Egret Fund VJARDEN' S AurrHORITY : Commis s ions as Special Agen t La DEP t. of Conservation, and U S Deputy Game T'Tardm ( a t request of N A A S.) WnRDEN: John T Demarie, Or a n g e -Cameron L and Company, O r a n ge Texas. INSPECTION R E PORTS: Hol t 19 3 2 MAP S : State of Louisiana 10/15/32

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CALCASIEU-CAMERON ROOKERIE S No warden Report for 1932J due to death of Warden J A carruthers on July 20 1932. For condition of Sanctuary in 1932, see Holt' s Inspection Report.

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H. J. L. STARK, PRESIDENT G. E. OOLBERT, Vxo a PnE4roENT G. W. RABORN. GENEH.t..L MGM. H L. COHENOUR. B F. BROWN, Tu:l!llASOBIDB ORANGE-CAMERON LAND COMPANY, INC. ORANGE. TEXAS M r E G Holt 1775-Broadway N ew York City. Dear Ernest: Sept. 8, 1933 I am sorry I have delayed i n answering your letter but I have been in Colorado most o f the time since your letter c ame. John Demarie has had lots o f bad luck, having lost his d a ughter and his Blue Lake has turned muddy due to overflow hig h water. I w i l l tr-to give the loeation o f places mentioned in John's report. v Mud Lake is on t h e lands of the Ca meron L and Com pany' s lands o n the East end near C ameron. Slush is on our land, t hree miles South o f the Clubhouse. Tha t is the place where you and Jones walked out in the mansh looking for a nest of Spoonbills. Ged Willow Island is t hree miles West o f Ged Oil Field o n t h e Grey"Estate land. That pond is just a short distance Eas t o f Orange near the S a bine RiveT. Lost ake is three and a half miles North of Ora n g e on the of Sabine river in Louisiana. Old Bayou is t w o and a h alf miles West of our Club House on the Company s lands. FirstvBayou Pond is on our lands near Mud L ake and empties into Mud Lake. Gum Island is k n o w n to Natives as Johnson Ridg e and is about four miles South of the Intracoastal Canal about h alfway between Vinton and the Hackberry Ferry. I believe this will give you the locations of the places mentioned in John's report tha t you did n o t unde r stand. G W R : B Enc;l

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Paul tT. 'P.ainey fT ild i e Sanctuary. vree .ly eport, ct. -15, 1 32. Octo er ic spent the day in ca.mp. cto er 10, I eturned to Cntlp in the n:orning, patrolled north and west in t e afternoon on sections 25 and 2 ctober 11, Raw fires start early in t1e east of ca.mp, located it from the tower and went to ayo. Tori in histler", fo nd. sor.ie Rtate men setting fire on our south line with a nort win on cto er 12, ot. sides of t1e Payou, went in t.e marsh and stoppea. t 1er returnecl to ayou aect on found a out f o urned ut no da.rr. e dore. n wal :ed o section 3 north o oun t 1e pone a ere in f"OC'd intai s ari ?lue-wingea om a."1.c wal ed on t is sectio,, e afternoon we ne e sle ale, uc? feP d a."1.a a few present. ctober 13, Ppent t e day in camp repairi our duo : oat. Qotober 14, o o our r en car.,e to camp, sent then vti t ctober 15, to err.1il on ay \vhere t ey vral on sections 2 and 30, aroun l the nol?:'lan J es. pat:rolled to rhenier Au we t to A bevil e, rain ept t e oys in oanp. n cto er 12 we saw t. e first allards of t e season, 7 irds visited. el e ale a.>e. A few lue are reported L t e vioini ty ut as re have seen none on tLe ?anctuary can not record them yet. ,..,ots are )ecot nin courion. re sogce, y gone sout A P .oe e spent the no st of t 1e rreek in the carp yard.

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ct. 1 ct. 17, ct. 1 ct. 19, ct. 20, Oct. 21, 0ct. 2Z, Rema.I" s, ,ainey Wild ife Ranctuary. eport, ct.16-22, 1932. came to camp, patrolled the Rcho oner nnd Coles ayous area. on the way in. !onday we spent at camp renailing and pa1nt1 ng a boat. ic and went to Hell .ol e and to t e head of og ayou in the istler". n overhaulin6 the motor in the "Widgeon" we found two rooker arms bro en, I took ther.1 to Abbeville to e welded. icl patrol ed south in "Chic to elle Isle Ridge. returned in the morning \Vi th the repairs, put the "Widgeon" engine together and got her running. n the ai'ternoon burned the along our anal! canal going south to elle Isle idge in order to e able to cut the brush which has grovtn nearly a11 the way over the canal. eft ac \: and another nan in camp, went to Ab evi le to line up sone men for to cut a7/ay the rush along the one and one half Miles cif canal starting fror. elle ale i g e and extending north to the ig canal south of camp. .io. an the man in camp pulled our arge out on tli e way s and scrappe er ottor:1. On the 17th we e 1.W our first lue Geese plying over camp, 17 birds, t e main flight not yet here. n the 20 a small floe of Canad P e passed over elle el e Lalre. A brown er spent rr'lost of the day in the o p yar eeding in the china tre '" S one day the week.

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en -l: 0 u -cc: f$ 0 z 1933 WARDEN'S ANNUAL REPORT for National Association of Audubon Societies NOTE-(This report should be filled out as promptly as possible after the close of the breeding season. Salary will not be paid until receipt of a detailed report.) Name of Warden John W Demarie P. 0. Address Box 775 Orange, Texas Date Jnly lst, 1933 Area protected (state name of island, lake or pond, and location) Fl Isl and Bird &and, Schumari;:r Islana, Ged Island, Gum Cove I V Loss Lake, Isl. and Old Bayou Pond Mud Lake, First Bayou Pond, Sixtee Slush. All the above water and ponds on the Lands of the Orange Cameron Land co. 0 Q QUESTION 1. Name all species of birds you protected, and give approximate number of old birds present __ R.IJ..Si!e'-'"s'-"e'-5a.._t.,_e.,__,..,sy,;p,_,,0Lla,,_n ..... b,.,_._; _.J_.J-"s,_,,__:G..,,__._r ..... ec..eaLJt,__.._Aml.U..Oe"-'-r_. .__..E ..... g::,-... r-_.,.e_...t'-"'s,___.a"-nL.L.-...,,_a __ Snow Egrets, Blue Herrons, Groebecke, in fact, all game birw. 50/Roseate Sp.bills were on the lands of the Orange Cameron Land Company this 50 Roseate Sp.bills on Et&ton cove 251'R. Spbills at Schumacker Lake 2( Roseate Sp.bills at Mud Lake on Orange Cameron Land co. Thousands o f both species o f Egretes and Blue Herrons

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QUESTION 2. Approximate numbers of young of each species reared this year: Roseate SDoonb1lls Bird Isl:' 40 young II Brou..ssard.;: 35 II tt Ged 50 Young There were more of both types of Egrets this year on floating None on Broussard Isl. last year but 3 or 4 hundred this year. QUESTION 3. If storm tides occurred, when? __________________ 1 QUESTION 4. Were the birds or their eggs disturbed? (Give particulars. ) Neither birds nor egg s were disturbed. 0 0 z 0 QuESTION 5. Was there any rncrease rn the number of birds this year? Yes, especially in both types of Egrets and I saw more Roseate 0poonb1lls this xear than L last year. QuESTION 6. Give below any detailed notes of interest regarding the protected -l:I1 to () 0 -en

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CA.LCASIEU-cAMERON ROOKEBIES 1934 WARDEN'S ANNUAL REPORT for National Association of Audubon Societies NOTE-(This report should be filled out as promptly as possible after the close of the breedinir season. Salary will not be paid until receipt of a detailed report. ) z ::S Name of Warden J"ohn Demarie p. o. ::X:: 0 u -0 z Orange, Date /1,_J f __ Area protected (state name of island, lake or pond, and location) _______ Ged Island, Lost Lake Island, Floating Island, Bird Island Shoemaker Island, Sixteen Mile Slush on o range Ca meron Land Company's land, M ud Lake Slush, Black Island. 0 O QUESTION 1. Name all species of birds you protected, and give approximate number of old birds presen E g r et, Groesbeck, Blue Heron, Night Heron. 2 00 s erican E grets 2000 Hlue Herons 1000 ") .. /.s ? A

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QUESTION 2. Approximate numbers of young of each species reared this year: QOUJlld not find any nesting this year at anb o f t'*se places. 2000 Egrets, 1000 American ?O Blue erons 500 N ight erons. l l QUESTION 3. If storm tides occurred, when? N o storms this year QUESTION 4. Were the birds or their eggs disturbed? ( Give particulars. ) Not by any persona but desturbed some by crows. 0 0 t z 0 ( ,, I ..., t :;;r::l QUESTION 5. Was there any increase in the number of birds this year? I-< Yea in both large and small Egrets more this year than last ..., :put Spoonbills this as last year. trj J i:: .J.. J c .:; 1 c 10 c ...... u J t:C QUESTION 6. Give below any detailed notes of interest regarding the protected ::i> () colonies 'rhere has been no disturb in&?: o f birds on anv of thA IslATin s. mentioned above. The Roseate Spoonbills fc:ir some reason 0 did 'Tj not breed at places. where they have been bree.ding but during ..., ::c past: month have been coming into their old feeding grounds I-< en where they fed last year. They seemed to have had some other t"' I-< place and are coming back tb. their old places. z I trj I I

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CALCASIEU-CAMERON ROOKER IES, LA.-1935 WARDEN'S ANNUAL REPORT for National Association of Audubon Societies NOTE: This report should be filled out as promptly as possible after the close of the breeding season Salary will not be paid unti l receipt of a d e tailed report. Name of Warden U:'lr P. 0. Address [9-j't>---LDate /Jr_ __ Areas protected: list each separate colony (island, pond, swamp, etc.) and give lo-Q uESTION 1. Name all species of birds you protected, and give aP. roximate number of old birds in eac separate colony. J :..1

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QUESTION 2. Were a normal number of young reared this year? If not give reasons. Answer separately for each species ._._ ___ ______ __.,__ __ QuESTIOn 3. If damage was caused by the elements-storm tides, rams, etc.-state when and extent of damage _,')U/,.._.. ___ _________________ QUESTION 4. Were the birds or their eggs disturbed by factors other than weather. Give QuESTIOn 5. Was there any increase or decrease in the number of old birds this year? QUESTION 7. On additional sheets give any notes of interest regarding the birds and recommendations for improvement of the sanctuary and warden service.

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ct. 23. Oct. 24. ct. 25. Oct. 2 ct. 27. Oct. 2 Oct. 2 Per:; s. ainey A ,eville, Jn. ,.ly eport, ct. 2::S-2P, H'l32. Pun day a you t.e Joy in Cal"'ip 1ent tote head of ::el sou t to t{o nayou. c e to c with seven of our trap era, too s and food, went sout to the flume a..'rl.d started olearin"' out t e rush along t a 1 foot canal goinr south: 10 n.o re of t e ruen oane in t eir ovrn oat, continued t e clearing all d y. Wo r el 1 ay vi t nine en on t e c al, A evil.e in afternoon for food. went to Took t e rnen on t e Marsh and burned the grass on sor.ie section in or e!' to let the new goosa and foods starte .J e_ t two rnen oal ing and repairing t e rge t c tip, too t e r"et south to t' e flur1e a'rl.cl cleaned t e small can going thru the r:1 rs to Tio s I :e. Finis ed Nith the arge, ,ave er a coat c! tar Emd put her over. Too t .e rnen bac:: to A eville and ath in t 1e .... :"'ternoc-n l ..,,-J ce of tl en in c p. n t e 25t a of n. out 15 at. wall viai ted' t e l e ne .1.r c p and on t e sill':le c ay v e SEi.\7 c i.tr first a.nvaa aok of t e season. mwo no ins cal .ed on us at on t e 27th. 'Jn t c 2 th su.r: one rre e an.ct m Ar-1erica.i'I ser, all these the first seen t: is season.

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October 30. Ootober 31. November 2. November 3. November 4. November 5. Remarks. Rainey Wild Life Sanotuary. Weekly Report, Oct. 30-Nov. 5., The two men in oa.mp went south and walked in to the Hadley Ponds, report a ft!!'ff duoks here. Very bad weather., high wind and rain kept the boys in oamp and me in town. I returned to oamp in morning. Patrolled south to Chenier Au Tigre in afternoon. found about 5.,000 Blue Geese just off the Sanotuary on the Mcilhenny traot near Chenier Au Tigre. Nick went south in oanal and Walked east around the head of Big Island Ba.you .. I went to Schooner and C&les Bayous, walked in from Vermilion Bay on Section 19. Niok and I went to Bayou Tom and walked to some pond.a east of the bayou, found about 100 Mallards and Gad.wall here, returned to oamp via Vermilion Bay. Made some repairs on the "Whistler" in forenoon., I went to Abbeville for repairs for her and to see about duck feed in afternoon., one of our men oame to oamp, he and Niok took down a camp on Big Island Bayou. I drove in the country around Abbeville looking for a good. lot of duck feed., Nick and the man in oamp finished. taking the oamp down and went to Deep Bayou and prepa.tetf a plaoe for 1 t. On Ootober 31 we saw the first Soaups of the season, a few Soaups and Canvasbacks have been feeding in the lake at oamp during the week. B].ue Geese have been ooming in all week but have not sta.7ted on the Sanctuary yet.

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Rainey Wild Life Sanotuary. Weekly Report, Nov. 6 -12 -1932. November s. SUnday mrning I brought two men to camp from town and had. them help Nick finish moving the oamp from Big Island Bayou to Deep Bayou. I dmve the "Whistler" all the way up the river to Abbeville. November 7. Nick oame to Abbevi_lle, I got the repairs for the "whistler's" engine out of freight office and we worked all day changing the blook. The boys in OaJYlp started. rebuilding the OaJnp on Deep Bayou. November 8, Niok and I finished the "Whistler" engine at noon and drove her to camp in afternoon. The boys almost finished the camp. November 9. Sent two men to the Hadley Ponds and Redington Square they found about 1,000 Mallards. I went to Nicka Lake and found 1300' mixed duoks .. November 10, Cleaned the "!idgeon" and oamp yard. November 11, I went to landing and got a sign painter, brought him to camp and painted the name and numbers on "Widgeon". November 13. Tried to get the "Widgeon" to landing, low tide, oould. not omas .the bay so left her in camp and went out in "Chiok". Left the boys finishing the oamp on Deep Bayou. Remarks. On November 9 we found the Mallards fairly plentiful in the pond.a for the first time this fall. In Nicks Lake there were some Shovelers, Gadall, Blue-winged Teal and Pintails mixed with the Mallards. While the Blue Geese are plentiful on the Moilhenny traot to the west of the Sanotual"y we have only about 500 feeding ift aouth of Belle Isle Ridge. 15 White PelioBna passed over the oainp on Noveruber 9.

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Rainey Wild. Life Sanctuary. Weekly Report, Nov. 13-19, 1933 .November 13, Two of our men spent the day in cainp. November 14, Moved two men into the Deep Bayou oaznpa in the "Whistler", did some repair work on these oainpe. November 15, Went with a Government man(making mapa) to the head of Big Island Bayou and also to the head ot Bayou Tom and located some of our section corners for him. .November 16, Niok and I went to landing with "Widgeon" and met three families of our trappers, moved them in to the camps on Schooner Bayou, the home camp and one on Big Island Bayou. NoTember 17, Built a water tank for the Deep Bayou cam.pa and moved some things out to Schooner Bayou for the man there. November 18, C'old rain kept us in camp most of day. November 19, Went to Chenier Au Tigre in the forenoon to see a couple of our trappers. Went to Abbeville in the afternoon, Nick in cmnp. Remarks. Ducks have steadily increased in numbers during the week and several thousand Baiue oe eae are feeding on section 28, east of the Hadley Flats.

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Rainey Wild Life Sanctuary. weekly Report, Nov. 20-26, 1932. November 20. Niok went up Belle Isle Bayou after a house boat I had borrowed for the winter, brought it to camp .November 21. Niok came to the landing with several. of our men in the "Widgeon" towing two barges and houseboat. I oame from town with more men, we wheeled dirt onto the Audubon lot at landing all day, returned the men to their oamps in "Whistler at night. November 22. Returned to landing in "Whistler", sent Niok up Vermilion River 15 miles with "Widgeon" and barge with three men after load of wood, I wheeled dirt with rest of crew until return of "Widgeon" then loaded thirty bags of rioe and continued to camp towing barge of wood, unloaded rice. N ovember 23. Unloaded wood in morning and returned to landing with men in "Whistler, wheeled dirt all day. November 24. All days rain kept us from work on the lot. Moved a man to the Big Island. Ba.you camp and one to the Belle Isle Ridge camp. Patrolled south to Chenier Au Tigre. N ovember 25. Went to landing with the "Whistler", got the house boat with man and family and moved it to camp .November 26. Left the men all carrying their traps on the marsh, went to Abbeville. Remarks. we started the feeding on Nov. 23, one bag, and increa.st! to two bags Saturday morning, the 26, when we had about 4,000 duoks in the lake at camp, 500 of them being Canvasbaoka, 500 Scaups and the rest Mallards. During the rain on the 24th the duoks scattered. to all pa.rte of the marsh from osinp to the Hadley Flats and are still feeding there, I figure about ten thousand, mostly Mallards, on the marsh beside what are in the lake at oamp. Pintails, Gad.wall, Shovelers and both the Teals are mixed among the Mallards thru the marsh.

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No11ember 27. NoTember 28. NoYember 29. NoTember 30. Deoember 1. Deoember 2. Deoember 3. Rema.rte. Rainey Wild Life Sanctuary. Weekly Report, Nov.27-Deo. 3, 1932. The boys in caznp fed the duoke in Belle Isle take, Niok oame out from town and spent the day around. camp. Nick came to the landing with 11 of the men, I met them there and. we wheeled dirt on the Audubon lot all day, returned the men to their oampa at night. Returned to the landing with the men and finished the filling, returned to oemp at night. Spent the forenoon in camp, went to the Deep Bayou camp in the afternoon and did some work on the fur house. The firat catoh of fura. Ya.de the camps at Big Ialand Bayou, Bayou Tom, Schooner Bayou, Coles Bayou, Deep Bayou and Belle Iale Ridge, catch, about 1200 rate and aome mink and coon. I went to Abbeville with a very bad cold.. Nick went aouth to the Belle Isle Ridge camp and put on a new root. Nick made some repairs on the Chick" and went to the head of Big Ialand Bayou and walked south on aectiona 17 and 18. The duoka in Belle Iale Lake at camp increased in number during the week to about 1,000 oanvasbaoka, 700 aoaupa and about 3,000 mallard, also about aoo coots. The ducks in the marah remain about the same. A f f!lfl thousand blue geeae are feeding on the Sanctuary on sections 33 and aa, south of the head of Bayou Tom but the most of this flock are just east, on the State Wild Life Refuge. The boys report seeing several deer on the Sanctuary, the d.eer are very tmne and, in some oases, let the men pass without taking alarm.

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Rainey Wild Life Sanctuary, Weekly Report, Deo. 4-10, 1932. December 4. Nick i'ed the ducks. I brought a party of people who wished to see the ducks fl'Om Abbeville, spent the day on the Sanctuary and returned to Abbeville. December 5. Bought 90 bags of rice to be delivered at landing next day and returned to camp making all the camps on the way in. December 6. Nick and I went to landing w1 th "Widgeon" and barge, loaded 90 bags of rice and towed to camp and unloaded. December 7. Sent Nick to Big Island Bayou and Bayou Tom in "Chiok", I patrolled south to Chenier Au Tigre and the Belle Isle Ridge camp. Deoember 8. went to Hell Hole in "Chiok and walked to the CanlJ' on south west Pass. December 9. Went to Schooner and Coles Bayou camps in the afternoon. December 10. I went to Landing and to New Iberia to see about selling our mink and ooon. Niok went to the Belle Isle camp and finished fixing the roof. Remarks. Duoks have not changed much in numbers during the week, five or six thousand, mostly mallards, are still feeding in the Redington Square, south of Belle Isle Ridge. Canvasbacks increased to close to 1500 in the lake at camp. I estimate that we have around 15 ,ooo duoks on the Sanctuary from the lake at camp south to the Hadley Flats, mallards predominating. Al tho we have some good range the have not started feeding on the Sanctuary in numbers yet but are both east and west of us, probably owing to water oond.1 tions. I saw a purple gallinule feeding with some f'loridas at Belle Isle Ridge on December 7, showing that at least some of them winter here.

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Rainey Wild Life Sanotua.ry. Weetly Report, Deo. 11-17, 1932. Sun. Deo. 11. Niok went to the Schooner and Coles Bayou oamps in "Chick". December 12. Nick made some repairs on the main oamp roof. I stayed in town to attend a State fur salle December 13. I went to the sale and returned to oamp making all oamps on the way in. Niok went to the oamps on Bayou Tom, Big Island Bayou and at Belle Isle Ridge. Deoember 14. Niok and I went to Coles Bayou and. made some ohangea in the drying shed on aooount of the wet weather. December 15. Patrolled south to the Gulf and Chenier Au Tigre in the "Whistler". December 16. Rough weather and rain kept us in oamp. December 17. I went to Abbeville, Niok went south to the Belle Isle Ridge oamp. Remarks. Two Rough-legged Hawks have living on Belle Isle Ridge the past few days. Ducks have fallen off in numbers at camp but about the same numbers still feeding in the marsh. Blue Geese seem to be feeding both ea.st and west of the Sanctuary as they fly over a.long the Gulf beaoh in numbers every day but are not f eed.ing on the Sanctuary at present.

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Rainey Wild Life Sanctuary. Weetly Report, Dec. 18-24, 1932. December 'l8. Nick went to Hell Hole in the "Chick and walked to the camp on South est Pase. December 19. I came out from Abbeville with supplies, stopPed at the camps on Coles, Schooner and Deep Bayous. December 20. Nick and I patrolled to the head of Bayou Tom in the forenoon and south to the Gulf in the afternoon. December 21. We went to the Coles Bayou cramp and finiehett making changes in the fur house there. December 2a. Went to South West Pa.as in the "Widgeon", towing the "Chiok", used the "Chick" in the pass replacing signs from Vermilion bay to the Gulf. December 23. Patl'Olled aouth to the camp at Belle Isle Ridge and al.so one at Chenier Au Tigre-. December 24. Getting short of d.uok feed. we towed a barge to the landing with the "Widgeon" and left her there for loading, went to Abbeville leaving three men in camp. Rema.rka. Duoks have not ohanged much in numbers during the week, the trapPers report lots of Mallard.a south from the Hadley Flats on sections 31 and 32. The Blue Geese have started. feeding on section 33' next to the State Refuge and are working baok on the Sanctuary here we have plenty of good feed. The two Rough-legged Hawks are still living at Belle Isle Ridge. The trapper here reports finding the remains of one Robin and one Meadowlark both eaten by mink.

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Jl I j Deoember 35, December 26, Deoember 27, Deo ember 38, December 29, December 30, Deoember 31, Remarks, Rainey Wild Life Sanctuary. Weekly Report, Dec. 25-31, 1932. I oame to oamp in the morning and spent the day, returned to Abbeville at night. Being unable to get our rice delivered because of sent Nick to oamp in "Whistler". I brought 70 bags of rice from Abbeville to landing, Niok met me there with three men, we loaded barge and "Widgeon" with wood and '!rice and towed to camp unloading some wood at camps on the way in. Niok went to Bayou Tom and Big Island Bayou and got Mink and Coon, I went south to Belle Isle Ridge camp and" ... also visited two men on Chenier Au Tigre, made collection of Mink and Coon. Went to Ooles and Schooner Bayou camps and collected furs, took them to Abbeville. Nick gathered up all the traps sent us for trial from the several trappers and put them out himself on one line the better to teat them out. I got some buyers together, got in touch with New Orleans buyers, sold mink to New Orleans at #2.40 average. Sold croon in Abbeville at $1.10 average, no demand. Niok got two men to help and built the duok trap for banding in Belle Isle Lake. We are still having lots of rain and the ducks are scattered thruout the marsh, in Belle Isle Lake at oamP' they have fallen off somewhat in numbers during the week.


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