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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - July 30, 1964, Cedar Rapids, IowaIt Oamild and Stream Spring pheasant counts indicate that i the 1964 Spring pheasant lation was slightly higher than in 1963, the state conservation commis Sion announced today. Or. Gene Klonglan assistant superintendent of biology said. This does not necessarily indicate Iowa s fall pheasant popu lation will be higher than last year speak numbers he said it does mean the potential for an excellent pheasant crop is Here but whether there will be food pheasant Hunting this fall depends on the Hatch ing Success this summer. Hatching Success is determined primarily by weather conditions Dur ing the nesting and Brood rearing season. Counts taken by biologists game managers and conservation officers showed there were eight per cent fewer cock Calls tills year than in 1963. The sex ratio observed during Field counts the past Winter was 3.6 hens per cock which compares to an average of about 3.0 hens per cock in past years. This ratio Indi Cates there Are still Many surplus Cocks left since according to commission biologists it is known that we could have twice As Many hens per cock with no 111 effects on Breeding Success. This ratio is no doubt a result of More Liberal Hunting regu lations last fall with More Cocks than usual being harvested. The eight per cent de crease in cock Calls could be attributed mainly to a decline in Calls heard i North Central Iowa. The remaining portion of the state showed stable to slightly higher numbers of Calls. Greatest in creases were in South West Iowa. A 25 3 ounce Channel Catfish is the new All time Leader in the cat fish division of the offi Oil Iowa big fish records state conservation commis Sion announced today. The huge Catfish was 35 inches Long and was taken by Lawrence l. Carpe 2723 Maple St., Des Molnes at Rock Creek Lake in Jasper county. This Channel Catfish is the largest taken since the commission has kept re cords the 25 Pounder topped the old record caught by Larry Meeker of Logan by 4 pounds 1 ounce. Two county conserva Tion boards in Iowa have assumed ownership of former state Parks. The Iowa executive Council has recently granted approval for conveyance of title to the land involved the state conservation j i. F commission announced today. Silver Lake state Park adjacent to the town of Delhi on Highway 38 now becomes the responsibility of the Delaware county conservation Board picnicking and fishing have Long been popular activities in this Park. The Palo Alto county conservation Board is the new owner of lost Island state Park famous in the past for its Bullhead fish ing. Talk about gardening it May seem Early to be thinking about bulb planting but it in t too Early to make a list of the varieties you would like to Plant says Ben f. Vance Extension Horticulturist at Iowa state september and october of Are Ideal times for Plant ing Spring flowering bulbs such As tulips daffodils grape hyacinths dutch hyacinths and is Berlan quills. Perhaps you have had an Opportunity to visit b lib Gar Dens in Bloom last Spring and made a list of some of the better varieties. Place your order with your local Nursery Gar Den Center or favorite mail order Nursery so the bulbs will be delivered to you in plenty of time for Early fall planting. Daffodils especially need to be planted Early to establish Good Root system before the ground freezes. If your Early Garden is finished you May want to consider planting a Green manure crop to turn under this fall. A Green manure crop is an builder. Such a crop will Supply organic matter and will also help to loosen heavy soils in Early August sow Rye at the rate of 3 to 5 pounds per Square feet. Even if sown around the Middle of a gust it should have sufficient time to make satisfactory growth before coi 5 weather arrives. You can turn it under this fall or if erosion is a problem leave it on As a Winter cover crop and turn it under next Spring. Citizen times july so 1964 m m m m i m i i m m i m m m t m m m m h m h m m t i h m m m t t m m 11 u i i h m Don t miss the game of the Channel 2 wet to Les Burianek commercial photographers insurance claims Day or night Industrial advertising Aerial architectural publicity portraits weddings id passports color Iowa s leading commercial photographers anytime anywhere personal attention Tutti professional service Sincl f935 nites pm 3-2707 camera Urianek 6 Center 319-3rd St. . Saturday Cincinati at St. Louis sunday los angles at Philadelphia Fleck falstaff sales co. Kieth Fleck dist. Union delivered look out Are Heffi the world Champion lightweight motorcycle comes to America 12 different models easier starting and shifting quieter running. More useable horsepower. More conf table to ride. X up to 200 Miles per gallon. On the spot waking Pazour Cycle co. 1507 c Street so

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