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Wisconsin. State Conservation Committee (1915-27) / Biennial report of the State Conservation Commission of Wisconsin for the years 1915 and 1916

Game farm,   pp. 63-64 PDF (453.0 KB)

Oshkosh headquarters,   p. 64 PDF (196.8 KB)

Page 64

of securing them is not great. Most of the expense is the transportation
charges, as the government -will furnish them for the expense involved in
capturing them.
                   OSIIKOSH   HEADQUARTERS.
  Soon after this commission assumed the management of this depart-
ment, we discovered that the most extensive hunting and fishing grounds
of the state were at the confluence of the Fox and Wolf rivers, Lakes
Winnebago, Poygan, Big and Little Butte des Morts, in Winnebago and
Fond du Lac counties. This territory had never had adequate warden
service and the most flagrant violations of the fish and game laws were
constantly taking place, and wholesale slaughter of both fish and game
laud become the chief occupation of a number of market hunters. They
had built up a profitable business at the expense of the law-abiding citizens.
  It was important that this practice be stopped, and in proceeding we
established a headquarters for a corps of wardens at Oshkosh by providing
an office in the state fish hatchery, equipped with telephone, and other
accessories necessary for commodious sleeping apartments, a sufficient
fleet of boats, motorcycle and automobile for patrolling the territory, a
spacigus boat house for securely caring for the boats. It has resulted in
a general cleaning out of the offeniders and has established a wholesome
obserx ance of the law that is redounding to the conservation of both fish
an(l game.
  Arrests have been many and the heavy fines inflicted by the courts at
Oshkosh have became an obstacle of terror to the violaters. One visit
to his Majesty's court has sufficed their appetite for illegal game, and
have concluded that it pays to observe the law.
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