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Wild ducks conservation

Manuscript in which the author describes the need for duck conservation in Oregon due to hunting. Duck hunters want the season to be longer, which is reflected in a new game bill that was introduced in the Senate (Senate Bill 99) and the House of Representatives (House Bill 108). The document asks the Oregonian to "raise its voice" in response to the duck hunters.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Hunter in grass, aiming gun

Photograph of an unidentified man aiming a gun. He is facing to the left and is sitting in a clump of grass on the bank of a lake or river. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Hunter in grass, aiming gun

Photograph of an unidentified man aiming a gun. He is facing to the right and is sitting in a clump of grass on the bank of a lake or river. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Documents discussing Oregon and northern California refuges

Documents focus primarily on the destruction of bird nesting sites through the careless practices of the Reclamation Service, including prescribed burning and leasing of land for grazing. Other topics include cooperation between the Reclamation Service and Biological Survey, duck hunting, and recommendations for restoring refuges to ideal nesting conditions. A map of the Klamath Irrigation Project is included.

United States. Bureau of Reclamation

Migratory Bird Advisory Board, 1934

Document focuses include changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act, waterfowl conditions, and extent of hunting seasons. Additional focuses include homesteading issues on wildlife refuges and hunting practices, including baiting.

Fernald, Charles

Migratory Bird Advisory Board, 1933

  1. Address given by W. C. Henderson, Associate Chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey, regarding the condition of waterfowl populations; 2. Directory listing individuals and groups responsible for wildlife conservation; 3. Correspondence discussing length of bird hunting seasons in Alaska and Migratory Bird Law changes

Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce

Arizona-New Mexico expedition, 1929

Arthur Pack's field notes from an expedition with William Finley in Arizona and New Mexico, April 6-May15, 1929. Activities described include documenting mountain lion hunting as well as a trip into the Grand Canyon.

Pack, Arthur Newton, 1893-1975

Trip to British Columbia and southern Alaska, 1926 and 1931

Field notes of William Alakangas, the chief engineer of the "Westward", documenting a trip along the coast of British Columbia, May 2-19, 1926. Included is an article draft by Alakangas, "It's a scream, but no fair laughing $5,000,000.00 reward for a suitable title." The article discusses a trip along the coast of British Columbia and southern Alaska with a group, including Arthur Pack and William Finley, July-August 1931. Activities described include hunting porpoises, fishing for salmon, and collecting bird specimens.

Alakangas, William

Articles

Articles discussing duck and quail hunting in Mexico, North American Wildlife Conference, and visit to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

Oregon Journal (Firm)

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