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Wild Game in the 40's / Pittman Robertson Tax


January 18, 2023

Dear Editor

While traveling the highways between Saco and Malta, you can't help but notice all the antelope on the north side of the highway. I was thinking about them, and the game we have now and what I can remember as a boy in the 1940s. There were no deer. There were no antelope. I never saw an antelope where I was raised south of Saco until the late 40s, maybe even 1950.

I have no idea if antelope came down from Canada, in the hard winter of 49 and 50, I know I never saw them, there weren't any deer either. The BLM land in South Valley County was fenced in 1951, up to that time it was...

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