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Mail Tribune 100, March 5, 1921, Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

March 5, 1921, continued


Together with the increase in the cost of angling and hunting licenses comes a number of changes in the angling and hunting laws. Under the new laws a closer inspection of the wild life of the state is hoped for by the state commission.

Angling licenses, which used to sell for $1.50, will be $3 in the future. Hunting licenses will advance the same. Combination hunting and angling licenses, which formerly sold for $3, will sell for $5. Minors from 14 to 18 years of age will be permitted to purchase resident county licenses at $1.50 each, but if they desire to hunt outside of their own county the $3 license fee will be charged. Guides will pay a license of $1, fur dealers $3, taxidermists $5, and trappers $2. All soldiers of the world war who are inmates of the soldiers’ home will be issued licenses free.

Under the new licensing system unnaturalized citizens will have to buy gun licenses for $25 and a combination hunting and angling license. This will affect hundreds who have been buying their licenses on the strength of first papers.

Changes in the game laws are numerous, both east and west of the Cascade mountains. All migratory waterfowl will be controlled by the federal migratory bird act, so that there will be no longer conflict in this respect.

In district No. 1, which comprises all the counties west of the Cascade mountains, the deer season will be changed from September 1-October 31 to August 20-October 20. The Chinese pheasant season will be pared down from the whole month of October to October 15-31. A bag limit of five is provided, with 10 in seven days, of which only three must be females. Bobwhite quail will have the same season cut as the Chinese pheasant.

Fifteen days will be cut off the trout season. Instead of starting April 1, the new season on 6-inch trout will begin April 15. An all-year-round open season has been arranged for perch, sun-fish, catfish, and crappies, with a bag limit of 30 fish in one day. Perch and sun-fish are new game fish.

During December, January, February, March and April an open season will be permitted on trout over ten inches in the ocean tide.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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