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Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

Abstract

An experimental bob-white management area was divided into two parts, the northern part of which was designated as the pay-shooting area because the farmers were permitted to charge $1 per man-day for hunting privileges. The southern part was designated as a free-shooting area because the farmers were not permitted to charge for hunting, but instead were paid 10 cents an acre by the Iowa State Conservation Commission in 1936 and 1937. Both areas were to carry out identical, recommended game management practices.

Designated game management practices in 1936 included: (1) Planting sorghum and Korean lespedeza; (2) setting out trees; (3) fencing an eroding ditch or a feeding station; and (4) constructing a feeding station; in 1937, the stipulated practices were growing a food patch and fencing a gully. The materials, except fence posts, for these practices were furnished the farmers without cost.

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