Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
16-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Saturday, October Distillery may help south hunters Pheasant rejuvenation? By JOE BALLA Herald Staff Writer It may be that the establish- ment of a multi million dollar distillery at Lethbridge will, among other things, play a key role in the rejuvenation ot the pheasant populations throughout the south. A position paper on pheasants in Alberta by the lish and wildlife branch dated January. 1973. says the es- tablishment of the distillery could be one of the better things to happen to Alberta's pheasant population in the near future. The industry, the paper says, would require a con- siderable corn acreage. As a result, there should be increased food and cover for birds. The new distillery at Lethbridge has been designed to handle 4.000 acres of corn at the outset and gradually increase this to 8.000 acres. The south's corn acreage in the irrigation belt has varied little in many years. A few hundred acres have been rais- ed annually lor the cannery and tresh frozen trades. A few acres have been raised for the fresh produce trade and a few hundred acres as a forage crop. This limited acreage has given many southern Alberta and visiting hunters the oppor- tunity to shoot in the corn patches. It is usually tough going, but productive. Because of the new dis- tillery, a corn acreage spread across the breadth of the south's irrigation belt could alter the existing situation considerably The position paper says the Alberta pheasant population can be expected to fluctuate considerably from year to year as a result of climatic conditions. Studies by the United States, and .John Stelfox. now a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, shows winter mortality may account for 50 per cent or more of the total population, depending on the severity ol the weather. Freezing temperatures combined with high winds will result in suffocation of the birds Deep snow will cause starvation. Losses to predators and road kills may also increase considerably under extremely cold conditions. Cold, wet weather during June, and July has caused a decrease in the chick broods ot 43 per cent. LOTS OF ENEMIES In addition, the pheasant has scores ol natural enemies from the red fox. to domestic cats, great horned owls and crows and magpies that rob the nests. Clean farming has become widespread throughout the pheasant range and it's not likely to be reduced. Increas- ing size of individual farm holdings eliminates the need for fences, numerous building sites and hedge rows. Burning of weeds along fences and COLD WEATHER EXPERTS NICK PALAZZO IVOR MEYER Winter Checkup SPECIAL 1 Test Anti-Freeze 2 Check all Hoses 3 Check Charging System for Proper Output 4 Check Starter for Current Draw 5 Check All Lights 6 Check Exhaust System for Leaks 7 Check Fab Belts and Adjust if Necessary 8 Test Battery Condition 9 Sun Engine Scope Test for Condition of Spark Plugs, Points and Spark Plug Wires 5 .95 Plus Parts Winterize Your Car Now and Save Costly Repairs JR78x15 STEEL BELTED RADIAL TIRES 80.00 59 Special ..............W W Installed and balanced while itockt last UNION 76 MAGRATH SERVICE 422 Mayor Mag- rath S.rvic. Phone 328-9766 STEVE SPISAK Smith traded BOSTON iAPI Reggie Smith, controversial Boston Red Sox outfielder, and relief pitcher Ken Tatum were trad- ed to St Louis Cardinals Fri- day for right-hand pitcher Rick Wise and outfielder Ber- nie Carbo. the American' League baseball club an- nounced Wise, 28. was 16-12 with a 3.37 earned-run average this season. In two years with the National League Cards he had a 32-28 record. He played seven years with Philadelphia Phils before going to'St. Louis lor pitcher Steve Carleton Carbo. 26. hit .286 with eight homes and 40 runs batted in in 111 games last season. Smith, who has had his troubles this year with Boston fans, indicated at mid-season that he wanted to be traded. The 28-year-old centre fielder, was sidelined briefly with knee trouble this season, but hit .303 in 115 games. He has a lifetime average of .281 with 149 homers. widespread use of herbicides reduce the amount of winter cover and weed seed supply. Ditch banks are mowed ear- ly in the summer for hay production with little or no regard for hatching dates. Road shoulders are mowed again in the fall to rid them of weeds that may cause snow drifting. Wind breaks and hedge rows which were once left full of weeds are now cultivated. Legume crops like alfalfa are highly preferred by the pheasant as nesting sites. But the alfalfa patch becomes nothing more than death traps tor the pheasant when mowing takes place without any regard to hatch. With beef prices high, there's a tendency for the farmer to increase his herd size. This all too often leads to overgrazing and the trampling ol nests and loss of cover. The loss extends into the willow and other shrubbery often found in the wetter locations. Replacement of dirt irriga- tion ditches with asphalt and concrete reduces more of the prime pheasant habitat. The caragana appears to be the best cover adapted tp the Alberta scene for pheasants. But. South Dakota studies show that shelter belts for the birds should be at least 300 teet in width Otherwise, chances are the birds will become trapped in the drifts which occur during blizzard conditions. The Alberta paper concludes: "The continual harvesting of female birds depends on the ability of the population to compensate for this loss by self induced reduction in other mortality factors, increasing the reproductive success. The conclusion must be there is no reason to believe that the population can be maintained under a province wide hen season every year." This is the second successive year that hens may be shot province wide in Alberta And. isn't this just what our new distillery is waiting for? Shouldn't it make a contribu- tion towards the privilege of carrying the pheasant label on Alberta's finest. West Castle Ski Club GENERAL MEETING Men., Oct. p.m. in the JUNIOR FOREST WARDEN HALL Pincher Creek, Alberta AGENDA: on Season Passes Day and Films ALL INTERESTED PARTIES URGED TO ATTEND Increased Service Effective immediately the Lethbridge office of the Unemployment Insurance Commission, Located at 445 Mayor Magrath Drive Will be offering Additional Service Claimants living in Lethbridge and the surrounding area will be pleased to know that, for their convenience, their claim records have been transferred from our office in Calgary to the Lethbridge office. It will now be possible to have claims processed in Lethbridge and all enquiries and applica- tions for benefits should be directed there. In addition, all persons having questions regarding their rights and obliga- tions under the Ul Act should contact the office. 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