LW opinions on fox hunting, 1946

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LW opinions on fox hunting, 1946 - SECTION 2 SPORTS Bill to Remove Red Fox .From...
SECTION 2 SPORTS Bill to Remove Red Fox .From Protection Finds Opponent In Lowry Watkins A bill at Frankfort removing all protection from the red fox recently welcomed by small game hunters, is opposed by Lowry Watkins, Oldham County farmer, horseman and fox hunter. ... "I am sure it will do nothing but increase the illegal setting of steel traps and the wanton destruction of one of the most attractive maining," Watkins writes. . . as I do, I have had a number traps and have shot two or three to end their sufferings. I think the farmers will find that the destruction of all sport-in?: sport-in?: sport-in?: game in the country will have a depressing effect on land values, and there have been enough surveys made of the red fox by disinterested people to prove his reaj value on the land." Everyone will agree with Watkins that the fox has his placje on the farm, provided his number is limited. Ferhaps in his section, which is more populated than the average Kentucky farm country, the fox hasn't become a burden. . . . But farmers in other areas have reported wide destruction of game birds and rabbits by a vastly increased fox family. . , . From my own experience, I can say that this year, for the first time in all my years of bird Jtiunting, I have teen two or more foxes on every trip I have made. of the 'wild animals' now re . "Living near Harrods Creek of valuable dogs lost in steel

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 30 Jan 1946, Wed,
  3. Page 13

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