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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 19, 1921

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

Aug. 19, 1921


Bert Anderson received a message today from A. E. Burghduff, state game warden, stating that a shipment of cat fish fry would be unloaded at Gold Ray station tomorrow morning.

These fish will be planted in the sloughs above the Gold Ray dam and will be protected until they multiply in sufficient quantities. The cat fish will not inhabit the cold waters of Rogue river, but should do well in the sloughs.

Mr. Anderson and J. W. Berrian will go up to Gold Ray to receive the fish and plant them tomorrow.

The ex-middle westerners and easterners who formerly sat on the banks of the streams and angled for “kittie fish” will soon be able to try their luck again.

The bass for the Lake of the Woods will be received later on.


The 1921 deer season opens tomorrow morning at sunrise in all counties west of the Cascades, and will continue for 60 days. The season opens September 1st, in all counties east of the Cascades.

While there will be plenty of hunters in the hills tomorrow and Sunday, most of them will wait until the first rush is over, and the excitement of the opening days has calmed down. In former years the season opening saw a dash for the hills, but recurrence of “I-thought-he-was-a-deer” tragedies, has made many dubious about entering the danger zone. Every deer hunting season for years has resulted in several of these tragedies.

Under the state law each hunter is allowed to bag two bucks with horns. He is prohibited from using decoys, dogs, or hunting at night, or laying in wait at licks for deer.

The deer this season are reported plentiful. In ever direction from this city there is good hunting, the most popular section being the Umpqua Divide country.


Up to date 10,061 persons have registered at the Medford entrance of Crater Lake, and with six weeks to go it is plain all records will be smashed for attendance in 1921.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com