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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta tHE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 19, 1971 T ameiope helicopter and 15 fish and wildlife personnel. After the animals quieted each was marked and a record made of age and hunters use nets I.ARKV ilK.NNT.TT (ravels, of the animals. the antelope study program for Sfiff Writer a antelope- is j Alberta. iT-L-anturcd. founrl dead or kill- Several Lethbridge Commu-If by chance >ou sco an an- jr- a buntcr who return? the uity College range management 'dope wearing a tie ar.d oar- may be dc- students observed the opera-rinc? iL's mi the way 10 dm- con.'iiitinq Ihe rec- i lion, ner it's working Tor the Al- i -Little is known about the berta fish and wildlife depart- marked j blood of the Saskatchewan and ment. i Alberta antelope, and we hope Anieloix fmm smitbeast of pp (ran to establish some understand-Manybcrrief arc bring ''dress- 'V'phro 'i o[ w'lat the of a ed up" to help biologists and ('lf' heallhv animal is said eeologists from Alberta. Sask- Joe Hnatiuk, fish and wildlife at chew an and Montana gather ecologist for the department of about their migra- "lc natural resurccs. fish and lion habits ami sunival ;a SlCCP wildlife branch of Saskatche-The markings carried bv exi.-.ung ii.v. iiii1 1-1-- f. ..h rc" con-i-t if a "-T.-i's or...- SKIC ol Hnatiuk said the trap currently being used in the area about 25 miles southeast of Manyberries was designed by the fish and game department in Montana and has been used for 24 years. Manyberries is 60 miles south of Medicine Hat. Inform New information about the adaptability of antelope may be discovered as the result of a round-up currently underway in southern Alberta. "The arlelope found in the southwestern Prairie region of Canada have had to adapt to different foods and a harsher climate than those living farther south. "The Prairie region represents thc northern-most area inhabited by antelope and very few studies have even been done on said Joe Hnatiuk, fish and wildlife ecologist for the Saskatchewan department of natrual resources. Mr. Hnatiuk introduced the funnel-type game trap used in Montana ari'telope studies for 24 years into Canada last fall. "The antelope is a separate species, but is closely-related to the domestic sheep. It has not teeth on its upper jaw and is a browsing Mr. Hnatiuk said. "Its primary surce of food is a particular sage found only ES far north as Montana. The antelope in Canada have adapted to eating other foods." Mr. Hnatiuk said the breeding season for antelope starts in mid-Ssptember and continues through October. The gestation period 's 240 days and twin births are very common. "Occassionally three young 1 antelope are born and in one case reported in Saskatchewan four young were delivered, but one was a still-birth. "The multiple conception of antelope presents an interesting question. At the time of con- multi-color, coded collar. a funnel, the- 'ithcr silk' i.- .-range plastic number- irom foo: r ed car tag 'and a metal ear ".-.m I'.nk tcnfe A Clio. The funnel is about b'-O yard-; i The collar, tag and eiip all long and narrows a? i! ap- signifv thc and loca- preaches Ihe m.'wnnard slope, jj tion of the animal when it was Th. slope conceal, the net-like f" marked. The collar and Ihe tap tra-i at end a ?o -implifv the obsen-ation ot at the bottom of t'no VI 1'f> marked animals in the field. is. a ?o by 75-i'on; oval t, A careful record of the col- Of nvlon netting sunnorted bv lar color pattern ard the tig -t-'l on pay 10 cents a copy for and dip numbers allow? bwlo- a new.'paper that costs 30 cents H5L, and ceologiststo chart the of" j animals as they leap agauw it. Fublishcr to t h e southern m hc, ''l'1 bcrla Council on Public Affairs. to !nci ara-; The publisher went on to M plain the reason so many news-After the ann tails papers and magazines were h-'v" !ln'- finding it impossible to con-III lltiL Hill mal is wcighcd. a blood -am- i tinllc publishing. pie is taken and age is deter- j '-jook at what Tlie Herald. "lined by examining tne teeth, j cosl.s. Eacn subscriber pays 60 The mulii-colored. coded i cem.s a for the leatherette collars fit snugly gets 14 cents Tlw Sir .Mexander r.alt Mil- ahout the of each animal blank, white news-seum will reopen Sunday and and are fas'incd by two nv- p..lrt costs 2o cents and on lop will continue to operate two as. we must pav thc trans_ days per week until further no- Th? charges for tiiicking rjc'e. plastic t.-.i; H through ,ne newspaper to as far away The hours of operation for the a in (1-- riSht as Fernie. winter are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednes- in place by arrowhead type "jjaji subscribers cost even day and Sunday. tip thv end o: a short i morei So that our subscribers A color slide presentation of Thc mr'IRl Is lo who receive their paper by earlv U-thbridge, combined rai'. mail can get it the same day, witli commenlarv. will hieh- V we truck the paper to their lo-light the first program Simdnv. aml al) lo cal post offices all over south-It will be held in the meeting ern Alberta. Then, of course, room at p.m. animal wo to pay postage. Momhoro nf i ho e dnescay was a doc wiiicb "Someone has to pay for the iuemoeis 01 me ijetnunntze 'VHr-H IIP -n- Historical Sncietv ofiiir-ntors B poiu.ds. Jhi extra charges. That someone is Historical Mcictj. of advertiser Mr Mowers citizens are unitetl to the 100 special opening. pounds M "An amelope has several drci- gran, Thcir ch-cuiatjon had QUALITY DENTURE by at off- But' il cost iust rilMir jj the jaw development thc i much to produce the Telegram LLINIL proximate age may be deter- i as it cost to the To. EDDY DIETRICH 1 1 mined, said Jforley Barrett of advertising Certified Dental Mechanic the Lethbridge fish and wildlife i ratcs were 'rougwv equn-alent Copiiol Fumiiur. Bids. B: branch. advertisers were PHONE 328-76S4WI Mr. Barrett is in charge of ine for thc best buv f FIVE TO ONE ODDS It took five men to restrain one 100-pound antelope while special marking tugs and collar were applied. In 1 Vi hours Wednesday 21 antelope processed for study. Before release a blood of each animal was taken. Information on antelope adaptability sought i. I O ception as many as six em- bryos are present, but as they develop, as many as five seem to be absorbed. Xo one has been able to determine said Mr. Hnatiuk. Time of the year and weath- er temperature seem to be cri-; tical for would be too warm and Ihi animals would suffer needlessly from over-exhaustion and shock. When the is warm there is a possibility many would not survive ths chase. "The ideal temperature encountered with UK? program is the lack j of cc-epcration by hunters. j Many times marked antelope 1 have been found where tli3y j were shot it lumt-jcrs think they have brrrkn a 1 panic regulation by is to work the best. "It is not against any game regulation to shoot a marked antelope, ar.d it is to the hunter's and sportsman's advantage to turn in the tegs and aid us in our study. "The proper eclogy and successful antelope the consideration of the ani- j animal. management" of the animals j mals is bclwcen 7e-o and 30 "It is essential that we be could result in more and better able to keep labs on as many animals being available to trapping. "If we try to trap them too j said Mr. Hnatiuk. early in the year the weather! "The greatest problem we Enimals as "possble if our hunt." said Mr. Hnatiuk. smiu FOR IRBHTT'S CONGRATULATIONS TO -REV. W. J. GAMBLE AND HIS CONGREGATION ON THE COMPLETION OF THE PENTACOSTAL TABERNACLE FRO A', HAMILTON FLOOR COVERINGS It has i pleasur0 'o r'n thfl floor coverings in the meant, by advertising in the vVtar, they were getting their sales messages to many more people for the same money. With advertising losses, the Telegram could not meet the hre ii k-even-point for statement Separate school board trustee E. S. Vaselenak has been blamed for causing "untold barm'1 by stating publicly that 80 students in one area of the ciiy have ledt Catholic schools in favor of a public school education. Bob Kimmilt, s e p a r a te school superintendent, told Wednesday night's bosrd meeting that Mr. Vaseier.ak's statement that 80 students from the Assumption area hsd "defected'1 from Catholic schools totally incorrect and w a s i broadcast in a news report on a j local radio station. "Tlie number is four, not said Mr. Ktmmitt. "But a lot of these parents have radios arid they become quite concerned when they hear 80 students have left our schools." Mr. Kimmilt said in future such matters should not be dealt with in oral reports. "If a trustee insists on such reports at a public meeting then the news media have a richt to get. n report in writing, properly researched." information i.s goal Better dissemination of agricultural Information to farm-! ers and ranchers is the aim of Hie joint Alberta department of j and Lethbridge Station meetings Thurs-: ri.iv and Friday, i Tohn Calnas, regional agriculturist Tvith the ADA, opened the 1071 meetings hy mapping out 1 h e reorganization o f liis department and explaining j its aim under the new policy 1 lino.s. The first Chianina cattle in America were viewed by the visiting district agriculturists from 13 southern Alberta centres. Leave note If n parking meter is out of order, a driver may park his car in the space, provided he