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Game Laws of the

CLOSE SEASON FOR GAME THE following table shows the close season for all game in the United States, with the exception of mountain sheep and goat and a few unimportant species, Where no dates are given kind of game does not exist, or close season at all times. Local laws, where operative, should be consulted.

MAMMALS.

BIRDA,

Deer.
Elk, Autlope,

Squirrel
Rabbit,

Quail,
Moose, Caribou.
1 Alabama
Jan, 1-Nos, (6)...

Feb. 1-Sept. I...

Mar, 1-Nov. 1.. 2 Alaska.

Feb. 1-Aug. 1...... Jan. 1-Sept. 1 3 Arizona Dec. 1-Sept. 15 (a). At all times......

Mar. 1-Oct. 15.. 4 Arkansas. Feb. 1-Sept. J..

Mar, 1-Noy. l... 5 California Oct. 1-July 15 (a).. At all times. Jan. 1-Sept. i..

Feb. 15-Oct. 15..... 6 Colorado Oct. 21-ait. l... To Oct, 15, 1911...

To Oct. 1, 1920.. 7 Connecticut To June 1, 1911.....

Dee, 1-Oct. 1 Dec. 1-Oct.1. Dec. 1-Oct. 1..... 8 Delaware

Jan. 1-Nov. 15.... Jan. 1-Nov. 15, Jan. 1-Nov.15. Dist. of Col. Jan. 1-Sept. 1

Feb. 1-Nov. 1 Feb. 1-Nov. 1.... Mar. 15-Xov. 1.... 10 Fiorida... Feb, 1-Xov. 1

Mar. 1-Nov. 1 11 Georgia. Jan. 1-Sept. 1....

Mar. 15-Nov. 1..... 12 Idaho Jan. 1-Sept. 15.. Jan. 1-Sept. 16 (1)..

Dec, 1-Nov. 1...... 13 Dlinois To 1917 (11)....

Nov. 16-July!....

Dec. 91-Nov. 10..... 14 Indiana. At all times...

Xoy, l-july 1....

Jan. 1-Nov, 10. 15 Long Island 4 days in Nov. (13).

Jan. 1-Xov. 1.. Jan. 1-Nov. l... Jan. 1-Nov. 1 16 lowa. At all times. At all times

Jan. 1-Sept. 1....

Dee, 15-.lov. 1.... 17 Kansas To Mar, 13, 1908.... At all times..

Dre, 15-Nov 15.. 18 Kentucky Mar. 1-Sept. 1.

Feb, 1-Nov. 15.... Sept. 15-Nov, 13.... JAN. 1-Nov. 15... 19 Louisiana Local Seasons

Mar. 1-Xor. l.. 20 Majue.

Dec. 16-Oet, 1 (19). DO 1-Oct. 15 (2).. To May 1, 1911. April 1-Sept. 1 ..... At all times ....... 21 Maryland Local laws.

Dec, 1-Sept. 1.... Local laws.

Local, la vs .... 99 Massachusetts.. To Nov. 1, 1909.

Dec. 1-Oct. 1... Mar, 1-Oct. 1..... Dec. Xov. 1... 93 Michigan Dec. 1-Nov. 10 (12). To 1913

Dec, 1-Oct. 15....

Dec. 1-wet. 15.. 24 Minnesota Dec. 1-Nov, 10. Dec. 1-Xov. 10(s)..

Dec. 1-Okt. 1. 25 Mississippi Mar. 1-Nov. 15..

Mar. 1-Xov. 1.... 96 Missouri.. Jan, 1-Nov.).

Jan, 1-June 1.

Jan. 1-Xov. 1. 97 Montana Dec, 15-Sept. 1 Dec. 1-Sept. 1 (3)..

At all times.... 98 Nebraska. At all times.... At all times

At all times...

Dec. 1-Yox, 15... 99 Xerada Nov. 15_Sept. 15 (a). At all times (7)

Mar. 1-Sept. 15.. SO New Hampshire.. Dec. 15 Dec. 1 (17). At all times. To Oct. 1, 1913 Mar. 1-Oct. 1 Dec. 157 cl. 1.. 31 New Jersey To Nov. 10, 1909

Jan. L-Xov, 10... Jan, 1-Xos. 10.. Jan. 1-Nov, 10. 32 New Mexico Dec. 1-Oct. 15 ($ At all times...

Feb. 1-Oct. 1. 33 Xew York Nos. 1-Sept. 16*.... At all times, Dee. 1-Sept. 16. See below

Dec. 1-Noy. 1.. 34 North Carolina... Feb. 1-Oct. 1

Local laws....

Mar. 1-Nov. 1... 35 North Dakota Dec. 1-Nov, 10 ... At all times

Oct, 15 Sept. 1..... 36 Ohio

Oct. 16-Sept. i.... Dec. 6- Xov. 15... Dx. 5-Nov. 15... 37 Oklahoma At all tirues... At all times

Feb. 1-Oct. 15..... 88 Oregon. Nov. 1- July 15 (20)

Jan 1-Oct. 1......

Dec, 1-Oct. 1 (19).. 89 Pennsylvania ... Dec, 1-Nov. 15......

Dec, 1-Oct. 1..... Dec. 1-Oct. 15... Dec. 1-Nov. 1...... 40 Rhode Island

Jan, 1-Xov.l..... Jan. 1-Nov, 1. Jan. 1-Xov. 1.... 41 South Carolina... Jan. 1-Sept. 1 (12)..

Mar. 1-Xov. 15 (19). 42 South Dakota .... Dec. 1-Nov, 1 To Jan. 1, 1911.

Jan. 1-Sept. 1 43 Tennessee To Oct. 1, 1911 (14).

Mar. 1-June 1(19)

Mar. 1-Nov. 15..
Texas.
Jan. 1-Nov, 1(a)... To July 1, 1919..

Feb. 1-Nov. 1.
45 Utah
Nov. 1-Oct. 1 (b)... At all iimes

At all times (12). 46 Vermont

Oct. 27-Oct. 21...... At all times... Dec. 1-Sept. 15... May 1-Sept. 15 Dec, 1-Sept. 15
47 Virginia
Jau. 1-Oct. 1........

Local laws....
Local laws..

Feb. 1-Xov. 1 (12).. 48 Washington D-c. 15-Sept. 15.... Nov, 1-Sept. 15 (a).

Jan. 1-Oct. 1 49 West Virginia.... Dec. 160ct. 15.....

Jan. 1-8ept. 15... Jan. 1-Sept. 16. Dec, 20-Xov. 1... 50 Wisconsin

Dec. 1-Nov. 11 (12). At all times. Mar. 1-Sept. 1..... May l-sep. I,.....To Oct. 1, 1918. 51 Wyoming Nov, 15-Sept. 15.... Nov. 16-Sept. 15.

At all times 1 Elk only.

2 Cow and calt moose ad arilou, all year. ., Mose, ca i bou, bison or Buffalo, all the year, 4 Prairie chicken--Oklahoma, Jan. 1-Sept. 1. 6 Supe-California, April 1-0ct. 15; Colorado, April 16-Sept. 10; New Hampshire, Dec. 1-Oct. 1. 6 Female protected all the vtar. 7 Antelope (males)- Nevada, Nov. 16-Sept. 16. 8 Rail-Convectáculo Jan. 1-Sept. 12. 10 Certain species. 11 Deer raised in inclusure for markit, may be killed at any time. 19 Local exceptions, 13 First two Wedgesdays and first two Fridays after first Tuesday tu November. 14 Eic.pt Fentress County, Jan. 1-Dec. 1. 16 11. Suffolk County. 16 Plover-Louisiana Mar. 1-Aug. 1; Missouri, Jan. 1-Aug. 1; Nebraska, Det. 1-Sept. 15; New York, jan. 1-Aug. 16. 17 In Carroll and Cook counties, Dec. 1-ixt. 1 ; Graston County, Dec. 15-Nov. 1. 1o Escept July 19 Except Mar. 1-April 20; Sundays and Mon lays are also closed reasons for ducks and other waterfowl. 90 Female deer, Nov. i. Srpt, 1. 21 Swan, all year; Goose, May 1-Sept. 1. Prohibitory laws against hunting doves and robins exist in Dearly all States. Sale of game during cluse season is prohibited in most States. License fees from non-residents required in some States.

(8) Female deer and elk and deer without horns protected at all times. (b) Except deer without horns. Non-resident not portnitted to kill.

*NEW YORK (Exceptions). Duke Orange and Sullivan counties, Nov, 16-Nov. 1. Fawus at all times. Hunting with

SQUIRREL-Greene County, Dec. 16-Oct. 1; Orange County, Dec. 16-Oct. 18; Chautauqua County, Dec. 1-Oct 16 ; Dutchess, Rensselaer and Sullivan courtles, Dec. 1-Oct. 1, Richmond County, gray squirrel at all times ; Saratoga County, Nov. 1 Sep. 16.

RABBIT, Hare-Albuny, Geneste, Monroe, Oleans eni Wyoming counties, Dec. 16-Sept. 16 Broome and Cortland counties, Dec. 1-Sept. 16, Dutch-ss County, Dec. 1-Oct. 16; Erie. Madison, Reu88elaer, Steuben and Sullivan counties, Feb. 16 Oct. 1, Livingston and Ulster counties, Jan, 16-Oct. 1, Richmond County, Dec. 16-Nov, 1, Westchester County, Dee. 1-Nov.); Greene, Schenectady, and Fulton countles, Feb. 1- Nov. l; Oneida aud Herkimer countles, Feb. 15-Sept. 16; Orauge County, Dec. 16-04t. 16; Rockland County, D-c. 31-Xov. I.

QUAll-Orange and Ulster counties, Dec. 16-Oct. 16; Rensselaer County, Dec. 1-Oct, 1; Cattaraugus and Chautauque counties, Dec, 1-( t. 16.

GROUSE AND Wooncock-Greene, Rensselaer, Sullivan, Dutchess and Tloga counties, Dec. 1-Oct. 1, Orange And Uister coupties, Dec. 16-Oct. 1a i Cattaraugus and Chautauqua countles, Dec. 1-Oct. 10; Saratoga County, Nov. 1-Sept. 16,

PHEASANTS-Dutchess and Suffolk couuties, Jan. 1-Nov. I.

Wild Birog---Catching, killing, or the possession of live or dead, and robbing of Desta prohibited at all times Icept
English sparrow, crane, hawk, crow, owl, and blackbird.

Hunting and shooting on Sunday prohibited.
Prport of game or birds taken lá (be sute is prohibited,

Several States, 1908.
IN THE UNITED STATES.

The first date of the close season and the first date of the open season are given. Open season may be found by reversing the dates.

Compiled and corrected to September 1, 1907.

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Grouse and Prairie
Chicken.
Wild Turkey.

Pheasant.

Woodcock, Duck, Goose, Swan. Plover, Snipe, Rail. To l'ec. 1, 1912 Mar. 1-Dec. 1 (6).. To Dec. 1, 1912...... Mar. 1-Nov. 1..... Mar. 1-Nov, 1.. May 1-Nov. 1 Dec. 16-Sept. I.

Feb, 1-Sept. 1.... Dec. 16-Dept. 1..... Mar. 1-Oct. 15. Dec. 1-Sept. 15... Mar. 1-Oct. 15...

Mar. 1-Oct. 15.
Dec. 1-Oct. 31 May 1-Sept. 1....
To Sept. 1, 1909.
At all times.

Feb. 15-Oct. 1 Feb. 15-Oct. 15 (5). Oet. 9-Aug. 20. At all times. At all times...

April 16.sept. 10 Oct. 31-Aug. 1 (5).. Dec. 1-Oct. 1 Dec. 1-4*1.1... Dec. 1-Oct. 1... Jan, l-sept. 1..

Jan. 1-Sept. 1 (8).. Jan. 1-Nov. 15..

Feb. 9-Sept. 1 Mar. 15-Sept. 1.. Dec. 26. Nov. 1.... Dec. 26-Nov. ....... Jan. 1-July 1...... April 1610t. 1..... April 1-sept 1..... Mar. 1-Nov. 1....

April 1-Oct, 1..

10 Mar. 16-Nov. 1.... Mar. 15-Nov. 1..... Feb. 1-Sept. 1..... Feb. I-Sept. 1 (10).. Mar. 16-Sept. 1. 11 Dec. 1-Aug. 15... Dec. 1-Bept. 1....

Jan. 1-Sept. 15 Jan. 1-Sept. 16. 19 To July 1, 1911. To July 1, 1913 .... To July 1, 1913..... Dec. 1-Aug. 1.. April 16-Sept. 1.. May 2-Sept. I. 13 Jan. 1. Nov. 10.. At all times

At all times... ... Jan. 1-July 1... April 1-Sepi. 1.... April 1-S p. 1 14 Jan. 1-Nov, 15..

Jan. 1-Nov.1 (15).. Jan. 1-Aug. 1..... Jan. 1-Oct. 1. Jan. 1 July 16. 15 Dec. 1-Sept. 1 Dec. 15-Nov. 1 Dec. 15-Nov.)... Jan. 1-July 10.... April 15- Sept. 1. April 15_sept. 1 16 Oct. 15-Bept. 15 (12) To 1913.

April 15-Sept. 1 Sept. 15-July 15.... 17 Jan. 1-Xov. 15... Feb. 1-Sept. 1.. At all times. Feb. 1-June 20... April 1-Aug. 15..

18 To July, 1909. April 1-Dec. 1..

Mar. 1-Xov. 1... April 1-Sept. 1 May 15-Aug. 1 (16). 19 Dec. 1-Sept. 15..

To 1913.
Dre. 1-Sept. 15.... Jan, 1-S+pi. 1 (10).. May !-Aug. l..

20 Lacal laws

Local laws.... Dec. 25 - Xov. 1. Local Law's....... April 10-Nov 1..... May 1-Aug. 15 21 Dec. 1 Oct.1.

Dec. 1-Nov. 1 (6)... Dec, 1-Oct. 1...... Mar. 1-pt. 1 (10).. Mar. 1-July 15
To 1910.
To 1910..
To 1910..

Jan. 2-Sept. 1...... Jau. 2-sept. 1...... Jan. sepi. 1.. 23
Xov. 1-Sept. 1....
To Jan. 1, 1910...... Nov.l-sept. 1.....

Nov. 1-Sept. 1.. 24 May 1-Jan. 1 (6)...

Dec. 1-Sept. 1... Mar. 1-Sept. 1,

25 To Dec. 1, 1919. Feb. 1-Dec. 1.. To Dec. 1, 1910..... Jan. 1-Aug. l... May 1-Sept. 15... May 1-Sept. 15 (16). 26 Dec. 1-Sept. 1.. Dec. 1-Sept. 1...

Dec. 1-Sept. 1. Dee. 1-Sept. 15.. At all times. At all times..

April 11-sept. 15 April 11-Sept.15 (16) 28 Mar. 1-Sept. 15. Mar. 1-Sept. 15... Mar. 1-Sept. lo.. Mar. 1-Sept. 15..

29 Dec. 1-Oct. 1...

Dec. 1-Oct. 1... Feb. 1-Oct. l.. Feb. 1-Okt. 1 (5)... 30 Jan. 1-Nov. 10. Jan. 1-Nov. 10..... Jan. 1-Nov. 10. Jan. 1-Oct. 1 (18).. May 1-Srpt. 1..... Jan. 1-May 1

31 Jan. 1-Oct. 1 Jan. 1-Oct. 1.... At all times.

132 Dec. 1-Sept. 16*

To 1910.

Dec. 1-Sept. 16".... Jan. 1-Sept. 16... Jan. 1-Sept. 16 (16). 33
Mar. 1-Nov. 1...
Local laws. Loral laws.

34 Oct. 15-Sept. 1. Oet. 15-Sept. 1... ... Oct, 15-Sept. 1.... May 1-Sept. I..

35 To Nov. 10, 1908

To Yor., 1908.. Dec. 1-Sept. 1 Dec. 1-Sept.1 (19).. Dec. 1-Sept. 1 (19).. 34 At all times (+). Jan. 1-Sept. 1... Jan. 1-Dec. 1....

Jan. 1-Aug. 1.... 137 Dec. 1-Aug. 15 Dec. 1-Oct. 1 Dec. 1 Ort. 1. Dec. 1-Oct. 1....... Feb. 1-Sept. 1. Jan. 1-Ag. 1..

39 Dec, 1-Oct. 15.... Dec. 1-Oct. 15..... Dec, 1-Oct. 15... Dec. 1-ct. 1... April 10-Sept. 1.... Dec. 1-Bept. 1

39 Jan. 1-Nov. 1... To Oct. 1, 1910.. Jan. 1-Xov. 1 April 1-Aug. 15.

10 Mar. 1-Nov. 15 (19) Mar. 1-Nov. 15 (12). Mar. 1-Nov. 15 (12) Jan. 1-Sept. 1..

Jan, 1-Sept. 1..... May 1-Sept. 1....... May 15-Sept. 1... 42 Mar. 1-Nov. 1. Mar. 1-Xov. 1 (12). Jan. 1-Dec. 1. April 15-ixt. 1.... April 15-Oct. 1...... april 15-Oct, 1..... To July 1, 1912 April 1-Dee. 1..... To July 1, 1912... Dec. 1-Aug. 1..... De, 1-Aug. 1...

Jan. 1 Oct. 1..... Jan, 1-Oct. 1...... Dec. 1-Sept. 15....

To(ct. 1, 1909, Dec. 1-Supt. 15. Jan. 1-Sept. 1.... Dec. 1-Sept. 1 (15). 16 Feb. 1-Nov. 1(12).. Feb. 1- Nov. 1 (12). Feb. 1-Nov. 1 (19).. Feb. 1-Nov, 1 (1%). April 1-ot. 15 (10). Jan. 1-July 20. 47 JX0.1-Sept. 1 Jan. 1-Ot. 1.

Mar. 1-B-pt. 1 (12). Mar. 1-Aug. 15... 48 Dec, 15-t. 15... ... Dec. 15-Oct. 15 .... Dec. 15-Oct. 15 ... Nov, 2-July 15.... April 1-Oct. 1...... July 1-Mar. 1... Oct. 15-Oct. 1 (12).. To (let. 1, 1915 Dec. 1-Sept. 1... Jan. 1-Sept. 1 (21).. Dec. 1-Sept. 1..

50 Sept. 1-Aug. 1 To Sept. 1, 1912.

May 1-sept. 1......May 1-Sept. 1. 51 FISH LAWS, NEW YORK STATE, OPEN SEASON. Tront.-Open season April 16 to Angust 31 (inclusive). Long Island, last Friday in March to August 30. May only be sold in New York City during open seasou. Monroe and Livingston counties, March 29 to Angust 31 (inclusive). Schoharie County (except Schoharie River), May 1 10 July 31 (inclusive). Cattaraugus, Chantanqua, and Cortland counties, April 16 10 July 15 (inclusive). Warren and Washington counties, May 1 to August 31 (inclusive).

Trout shall not be taken from streams in Albany, Chemung. Chenango.Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Greene, Livingyton, Otseg, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Sleuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster, and Wyoming counties at any time for selling or offering to sell.

Trout less than six inches long must not be taken from waters in New York State; must not be molested while spawning. Transportation allowed only with owner. Fish must not be taken in Walers where trout exist except by angling.

Lake Trout and Land-Locked Salmon. Open season April 16 to September 30 (inclusive) except lakes Erie and Ontario at all times - Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan. Orange, Rockland, Westchester, and Richmond, April 1 to June 30 (inclusive); Long Island, Aprill to September 30. Must be fifteen inches long and not molested while spawning.

Muskallonge.--Open season May 31 to last day of February. In St. Lawrence River, June 10 to December 31.

Salmon.--Open season March 2 to August 14.

Black Bass. -Open season June 16 to December 31; St. Lawrence River and Jefferson County, June 10 to December 31. Lake George and Schroon Lake, August 1 to December 15. Long Island, May 30 to December 31. Black bass less than ten inches lony must not be taken,

Salt Water striped Bass less than eigbt inches long shall not be taken from waters in New York State, nor possessed; and shall not be taken from Hudson River by net between April 30 and July 30.

Pickerel and Pike.--Open season May 1 to last day in February. License may be had to sell pickerel or pike taken without the State.

Fishing ouşunday prohibited within the State.

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Rod and Reel-Casting Records.

FLY-CASTING. Salmon Casting (Professional)- John Enright, 152 feet (rod 20 feet, 48 ounces), made at Central Park, New York, October 12, 1906. Amateur-Fred N. Peet, 121 leet (rod 16 feet, 23 ounces). Mudé at International tournament, Racine, Wis., August 16, 1907.

Switch Fly-Cysting-H. W. Hawes, 102 feet (rod 11 feet). 'Made at Central Park, N. Y., 1887.

Light Rod Casting-Peter Cooper Hewitt, 100 feet 5 inches (rods not to exceed 564 ounces): Made at Madison Square Garden, 1887.

Fly-Casting for Black Bass-R. C. Leonard, 101 feet 6 inches. Made at Madison Square Garden, 1897.

Light Rod Contest-Walter D. Mansfield, 129 feet 6 inches (rod 5 ounces). Made at San Francisco, 1902.

Single-Handed Fly-Casting-Walter D. Mansfield, 134 feet (rod 11 feet, 10 ounces). Made at San Francisco, 1902.

Single-Handed Fly-Casting-H. C. Golcher, 140 feet (rod 11 feet, 1076 ounces). Made at a club contest of the San Francisco Fly-casting, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1902. At the same club T. W. Brotherton made a cast of 137 feet in a heavy rod contest.

Dry Fly-Curling--For delicacy and accuracy at buoys 35, 40, and 45 feet. Fred N. Peet, 99 5-15 per cent., at Kalainazoo, Mich., August 3, 1906, in the International Tournament.

Distance and accuracy at buoys 50,55 and 60 feet. H. G. Hascall, winner, 99 10-15 per cent., at Chicago, August 18, 1905, in the International Tournament.

WEIGHT-CASTING. Striped Bass Casting (Light)-H. W. Hawes, 129 6-10 feet, average of five casts; sinker 146 ounces. Made at Central Park, NY., 1884.

Stripe ! Bass Chisting (lIca) -John A. Roosevelt, 204 feet 3 inches, average of five casts in lane 35 feet wide; rod 7 feet 5 inches; sinker 24 ounces. Made at Central Park, NY, 1884.

Striped Bass (hsting (Heary)-W. H. Wood, 250 leer, longest single cast without lane; rod 9 feet; sinker 24 ounces. Marie at Central Park, N. Y.,188).

Minnow Cresting for Black Belss- E.C. Sturges, 140 feet 11 inches, average of five casts; sinker Ke ounce Made at Camp Lake, Wis., 1891.

Minnow Casting for Black Bass-F. B. Davidson, 167 1-5 feet, average of five casts; sinker Kounce, Made at Chicago, 1894. Best single cast of 173 feet.

LURE CASTING WITH SOLID RUBBER FROG. Ashley C. Smith, 98 2-5 per cent., in open contest, Chicago, August 18, 1900. Following are the records made with younce casting weight:

One-quarter ounce contest for accuracy at buoys 60, 65, 70, 75, and 80 feet from platform, three casts at each buoy. Weight dropping in circle 30 inches in diameter to be scored perfect. Every foot or fraction of a foot froin said circle to be scored a demerit. The total of the demerits divided by tisteen and subtracted from 100 gives the percentage. 99 1-15 per cent., made by Wm. Stanley, in the International Tournament, Racine, Wis., August 16, 1907.

One-half ounce contest at buoys 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 feet, same rules as above. 99 per cent,, made by E. R Letterman, in the International Tournament, Racine, Wis., August 17, 1907.

Long distance cast on the lawn, 16 ounce weight. E. B. Bartholomew, with an average score of 183 49-60 feet for five casts. Longest lawn cast on record 230 feet, by O. E. Becker, at club contest of Chicago Fly Casting Club, June 1, 1907.

In the Angler's Club tournament at Central Park, New York, May 18, 1907, R. C. Leonard niade a new world's record for professionals of 214 ft. 7 in, in the single-handed bast casting contest, and Charles Stettath also made a new world's record for amateurs of 200 feet.

Team casting, Chicago won against San Francisco, with 97 15-30 against 94.7. Made at San Francisco, Cal., 1902. Height of the platform over water 18 inches.

ENGLISH FLY AND BAIT-CASTING RECORDS.
Salmon Fly-Casting, Amateur-J. J. Hardy, 140 feet 3 inches (1895) (rod 18 feet), Wimbledon,
John Enright, 147 feet (1896) (rod 20 feet), Wimbledon. Afterward, with the same rod, Mr.
Enright made an exhibition cast before reliable witnesses of 151 fret 3 inches.

Salmon Fly-Casting, Scotch Professiona–J. Stevens, 126 feet (1890), Twickenham,
Switch Sumon-Casting, Amateur-C.M.P. Burns, 108 feet (1888), Twickenham,

Trout Fiy-Casting, Single- Handed Rod-P. D.'Mallock, 02 feet (this distance was made by measuring the line after casting); R. B. Marston and Hyde Clark, tie, 74 feet; Reuben Wood (of Syracuse, N. Y.), 82 feet 6 inches.

Trout Fly-Casting, Two-Handed Rod-John Enright, 123 feet (1896), Wimbledon,
* Thames Bait- Casting, Amateur-R. Gillson, 191 feet il inches.
Longest Cust, Heary (3 ounces lead)-Mr. Hobden, 216 feet.
tollingham Bait- Custing, Amateur (2 ounces lenul)-J.T. Emery, 263 feet (1898),
Light Buit-Custing, Amateur (14 ounces leud)- J. T. Emery, 204 feet 6 inches (1896).
"In Thames casting the line is coiled at the feet of the caster,

In Nottingham casting the cast is made from the reel.
Contributed by Fred. N. Peet, Chicago, ni.

Ouoits. The fortieth annual quoit contest for the Bell Medal, representing the championship of the Grand National Curling Club of America, was held at Van Cortlandt Park, New York, September 19. The summaries:

FIRST ROUND. Rink No. 1- John Pepper. Van Cortlandt C. C., 21; C. S. Ogden, Van Cortlandt C. C., 4. Rink No. 2-T. Nicholson, St. Andrews C. C.. 21: J. F. Conley, St. Andrews C. C., 6. Rink No. 3.-El Sheridan, Yonkers C, C., 21; George B. Allen, Utica C. C., 0.

SECOND ROUND. John Pepper, Van Cortlandt, 21; Ed Sheridan, Yonkers C. C., 10; • T. Nicholson, St. Andrews, a bye.

FINAL ROUND. Pepper- 0, 1, 0, 2, 2. 2. 0. 2, 0, 1, 0.1, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 2, 1, 0, 1, 1, 2. Total, 21. Nicholson-2, 0.1, 0, '0. '0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, Total, 11.

Referee-George Grieve, St. Andrews C. Ć.

Rifle and Revolver Shooting. Remarkable scores were made by rifle and revolver marksmen during the season of 1907, as the following records will show:

INTERNATIONAL PALMA MATCH. The Palma trophy was shot for at Rockcliffe range, Ottawa, Canada, September 7, and the American team won, with a score of 1,712 out of a possible 1,800, 142 points higher than the best previous world's record, made by the Great Britain team in 1902. Bryant, of the winning team, also made a world's record of 74 out of a possible 75 at 1,000 yards. Other total scores were: Canada, 1.671; Australia, 1,633; Great Britain, 1,580.

Scores at respective distances of 800, 900 and 1,000 yards were: Americans--Major Winder, Ohio, 75. 73, 71; Captain Tewes, New Jersey, 71, 72, 69; Dr. Hudson, New York, 74, 69, 72; Sergeant Orr, Ohio, 71, 73, 61; Captain Semon, Ohio, 75, 71, 63; Captain Benedict, Ohio, 72, 73, 70; Captain Casey, Delaware, 75, 71, 69; Sergeant Bryant, New York, 74, 71, 74. Canada --566. 534, 531. Australia-570, 553, 530. Great Britain--551, 526, 503. Canadian scores were: Melnnes, 212; Russell, 214; Smith, 207; McHarg, 202; Graham, 212; Kelly, 211; Skedden, 206; Richardson, 207.

NATIONAL MATCHES, 1907. Team Match-Won by U. S. Navy; score, 3,421.

Other scores were: Massachusetts, 3,418; Ohio, 3,368; U. S. Cavalry, 3,360; Washington, 3,361; Naval Academy, 3,347;. Pennsylvania, 3,346.

National Individual Match-Won by Midshipman W. A. Lee, U. S. Naval Academy; score, 318.

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MATCHES.
Wimbledon Cup (long range championship)-Won by Capt. K. K. V. Casey, Delaware
N. G.; score, 88.

Leach Cup Match-Won by Capt. J. C. Semon, Ohi N. G.; score, 97.
President's Match-Won by Sergt. W. A. Berg. Washington N. G.; score, 310.
Regimental Team Championship-Won by the Sixth Massachusetts Infantry; score. 740.

Championship Regimental Skirmish Match-Won by Second Infantry, Washington N. G.; score, 419.

Championship Co. Team Match-Won by Company D, Second Ct. Infantry; score, 419.

Press Match--Won by Lieut. M. J. Phillips, Daily Press-American, Owosso, Mich.; score, 48.

Life Members' Match-Won by Dr. W. G. Hudson, New York; score, 65.
State Secretaries' Match--Won by Maj. J. E. Bell, District of Columbia; score, 47.

NEW JERSEY STATE ASSOCIATION MATCHES. Dryden Trophy (at 200, 600 and 1,000 yards; eight men)-Won by U. s. Cavalry; score, 1.001.

Columbia Trophy-Won by Second Regiment, Elizabeth; score, 1,066.
Tyro and Company Matches--Won by Company C. Fourth Regiment; scores, 129 and 298.
Inspectors' Match-Won by Capt. S. W. Wise, Sixth Massachusetts; score, 93.
Spencer Match-Won by G. W. Chesley, New Haven; score, 71.
Interstate Regimental Match-Won by Sixth Massachusetts; score, 756.
Revolver Match--Won by J. A. Dietz, New York; score, 125.
Hall Match-Won by Lieut. T. Whalen, U. S. Infantry; score, 49.
Stokes Championship Medal-Won by Maj. A. Rowland, New Jersey; score, 180.

OTHER RIFLE RECORDS.
In the Ohio State Association shoot the Herrick Trophy was won by Ohio; score, 1.585.

The McAlpin Trophy Match in the New York State Association shoot was won by New York; score, 1,023.

The Sixth Regiment Infantry, Massachusetts, won the tri-color trophy in the Massachusetts State shoot; score, 2,038.

A. D. Topperwein, of San Antonio, Tex., broke 7.000 wooden targets of 214 inches. A. F. Laundensack, of New Haven, made a string of 86 shots in one minute at the tournament of the Indoor Twenty-two-Calibre Rifle League.

REVOLVER RECORDS. Indoor revolver championships of the U. S. Revolver Association (distance, 20 yards; artificial light; any revolver; 50 shots on Standard American target) resulted as follows: W. G. Kreig, Chicago, 454 out of a possible 500; S. E. Sears, St. Louis, 445; Lieut. R. H. Sayre, New York, 443, and J. A. Dietz, New York, 441. Pistol championships (same rules as above)-J. A. Dietz, 455 out of a possible 500; W. G. Kreig, 445; P. Hanaford, New York, 439; Lieutenant Sayre, 434. State champions. Revolver-W. G. Kreig. III.; E. Hochen, Jr., La.; W. M. Fawcett, Me.; C. E. Heath, Mass.; S. E. Sears, Mo., Maj. S. J. Fort, Md.; Ralph M. Ryder, N. J.; Lieutenant Sayre, N. Y.; F. B. Barrett, N. C.; B. L. Devers, Pa.; !. c. Parkhurst, R. I. Pistol champions-w. G. Kreig, Ill.; Dr. H. P. Holmes, Iowa; S. B. Adams, Me.; S. E. Stasberg, Mo.; R. M. Ryder, N. J.; J. A. Dietz, N. Y.; F. B. Barrett, N. C.; William Almy, R. I.

Outdoor Championships. Distance, 50 yards. National-J. A. Dietz, New York, 445 out of a possible 500; Lieutenant Sayre, 444. State champions; revolver-J. A. Dietz, N. Y., 445; Ivan W. Lee, Ill., 435; J. H. Wessels, La., 358; F. L. Hayden, O. E. Gerrish and S. B. Adams, Me., 410; Maj. S. J. Fort, Md., 347; K. D. Jewett, Mass., 350; Charles Dominic, Mo., 442; R. M. Ryder, N. J. 443; G. R. Decker, Ohio, 420; J. T. Moore, Ore., 416. Pistol champions-P. Hanford, N. Y., 455; W. G. Kreig, ill., 461; J. H. Wessels, La.. 413; S. B. Adams, Me., 426; Dr. M. R. Moore, Mo., 420; R. M. Ryder, N. J., 412; P. D. Hale, Ohio. State military champions-Lieutenant Sayre, N. Y., 516; W. G. Kreig, ill., 515; W. E. Thorne, N. J.; J. B. Anderson, Ohio.

Lieut. F. B. Barrett, New York, won the Pinehurst pistol event by a score of 361 to 293 for Capt. E. O. Greuner, of New Haven.

Rudolph Gute made the high score of 2.469 out of a possible 2,500 in the indoor gallery match of the Zettler Rifle Club of New York.

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Skating. Important skating fixtures for the season of 1907, in their order, and the winners are as follows:

Canadian Amateur Skating Association Championships.-At Montreal,. February 2. Amateur, 220 yds. (boys under 16 years)-F. Logan, Verona Lake,

N. J.,

20 1-5s. One mile (boys' under 16 years)-E. Lamly, Saranac Lake, N. Y., 2.53 3-5. One-hall mile (boys under 12 years)--Claudius Lamly, Saranac Lake, 1.57 3-5. 880 yds.-F. Logan, Verona Lake, 1.28 1-5. One Mile-E. Lamly, 3.06. Three miles-F. Logan, Verona Lake, 9.34 4-5. 880 yds. backward--A, Aird, Montreal, 1.37 4-5. 220 yds. hurdles--W. E. McGee, Montreal, 30 3-4s. Professional. One-half mile-Norval Baptie, Bathgate, N. Dak., 1.22 2-5. One mile-Norval Baptie, 3.01. Three miles--Norval Baptie, 9.34 4-5.

National Championships.- Orange Lake, N. J., February 12, Quarter-mile-Morris Wood, Brooklyn, 44s. Hall-mile-Wood, 1.33 3-5. One mile-E. Lamly, Saranac Lake, 3.19. Five miles-Wood, 17.47 4-5. Metropolitan Championships.-Beacom's Rink, New York, February 23.

100 yds. dash-A. J. Mendes, 11 1-5s. 440 yds., 880 yds., and one mile-Phil Kearney, in 42 4-os., 1.30 3-5, and 3.21 respectively. Five miles-E. A. Taylor, 19.33 1-7.

Indoor National Championships.-Duquesne Garden, Pittsburgh, February 23. One mile--E. Lamly, Saranac Lake, 3.04 3-4. Quarter-mile-Morris Wood, Brooklyn, 1.26 2-5. Five miles-E. Lamly, 15.09. Professional (held same place March 2). Half mile-Norval Baptie, 1.19 4-5. Two miles-Baptie, 5.58. Quarter-mile, backward-J. K. McCulloch, Winnipeg, 49 3-58.

National A. A. U. Championships.-Woodlands Lake, N. J., March 16. 100 yds.-A. G. Stolz, Northwestern A. c., 11 1-58. 440 yds.-E. A. Taylor, Irish-American A. C., 46 1-59. 880 yds.-Phil Kearney, New York A. c., 1.36. One Mile-Phil Kearney, 3.23 1-5. Five miles-E. A. Taylor, 19.03 2-5.

International Meet.-Davos, Switzerland, February 2-3. 500 metres (546.8 yds.) – Oeholm, Davos, 44 4-55. 5,000 metres (3 miles 188.6 yds.)-Oeholm, 9.06 4-5. 1,500 metres (1,640.42 yds.)--Oeholm, 2.31 4-5. 10,000 metres-Schilling, Christiania, 18.44 1-5.

Skating Records.- Revised, 1906, by a committee appointed by the National Ama. teur Skating Association, consisting of F. M. Clark, S. J. Montgomery and J. C. Hemment. 50 yards—6s., S. D. See and C. B. Davidson, Dec. 28. 1885. 75 yards--83-5s., S. D. See, Dec. 30, 1883. 100 yards-94-58., J. S. Johnson, March 1, 1893. 150 yards--157, S., G. D. Phillips, Jan. 27, 1883. 150 yards (with wind)-141-5s., G. D. Phillips, Dec, 26, 1835. 200 yards--16 2-5s., J. C. Hemment, Jan. 24, 1895. 220 yards-19 4-5s., LeRoy A. See, Feb. 2. 1900. 300 yards—31 2-5s., G. D. Phillips, Dec. 30, 1883. 440 yards—35 1-58., H. P. Mosher, Jan. 1, 1896. 600 yards-5549., O. Rudd, March 5, 1893. 880 yards-1m. 20 2-5s., J. Neilson, Feb. 1, 1896. 1,320 yards—2m. 13s., J. S. Johnson, Feb. 28, 1894. 1 mile-2m. 36s., J. Neilson,' Feb. 2, 1893.1 mile (straightaway, with wind)-2m. 12 3-5s., Tim Donoghue, February, 1887. 2 miles_5m. 42 3-5s., 0. Rudd, Jan. 23, 1893. 3 miles 8m. 23s., J. F. Donoghue, Feb. 4, 1897. 4 miles-12m. 18., J. Nilssen and A. Schiebe, Feb. 13, 1894. 5 miles-14m. 21s., O. Rudd, Feb. 20, 1896. 10 miles 31m. 11 1-5s., J. S. Johnson, Feb. 28, 1891. 30 miles-1h. 53m. 209., J. F. Donoghue, Jan. 26, 1893. 40 miles -2h. 34m. 465., J. F. Donoghue, Jan. 26, 1893.50 mlles3h. 15m. 59 2-53., J. F. Donoghue, Jan. 26, 1893. 60 miles-4h. 7m. 3-5s., J. F. Donoghue, Jan. 26. 1893. 70 miles4h. 55m. 15 3-58., J. F. Donoghue, Jan. 26. 1893. 80 miles-5h. 41m. 55s.,

J. F. Donoghue, Jan. 26, 1893. 90 miles Ch. 25m. 57 3-58., J. F. Donoghue, Jan. 26, 1893. miles_7h. 11m. 53 1-5s., J. F. Doroghue, Jan. 26. 1893. Best metr records.-500 metres (546.8 yards) 41 4-5s., J. S. Johnson, Jan. 24, 1895. 600 metres (636.17 yards)-59 3-58., Morris Wood, Feb. 13, 1904. 1,000 metres (1,093.61 yards)--1m. 478., J. K. MoCulloch, Feb. 10, 1897. 1,500 metres (1,640.42 yards)—2m. 40 4-58., J. K. McCulloch, Feb. 6, 1897. 5,000 metres (3 miles 188.06 yards) Om. 25 2-58., J. K. McCulloch, Feb. 10,' 1897.

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Curling. Annual events held under the auspices of the Grand National Curling Club of America, the date and place of their occurrence, in 1907, were as follows: North vs. South of Scotland, Van Cortlandt Lake, New York, January. 31.

NorthGeorge Grieve, skip, 10; D. G. Morrison, skip, 12; Thomas Archibald, skip, 21; Thomas J. Watt, skip; 15. Total, 58. South-Robert Boyd, skip. 16; William Stewart, skip. 24; I. Frazier, skip, 9; S. Peene, skip. 12. Total, 61. W. Stewart won the Hoagland flag and T. Archibald' the Kirkpatrick medal.

Dewar Cup match, Hoboken, N. J., rink, February 5. Utica, No. 1, G. H. Brown, skip, 20 vs. Empire, No. 1. Manhattan, D. G. Morrison, skip, 15. Utica No. 2, T. K. Baxter, skir 13 vs. Caledonian, T. Archibald, skip. 15.' St. Andrews, J. Leslie, skip, 11 ys. Thistle, No. 2, A. F. Dickson, skip. 12 Empire, No. 2, Manhattan, D. Ballantyne. skip, 10 vs. Thistle No. 1, T. J. Watt, skip, 18. Second tie. Thistle, No. 1, 14 vs. Thistle, No. 2. 22. Caledonian, 12 vs. Utica, No. 1, 19. Third tie. Utica, No. 1,' 15 vs. Thistle, No. 2, 12. Utica, No. 1, having won the cup three times, becomes permanent owner.

Mitchell Medal match, Albany, N. Y., February 7. St. Andrews, No. 1, New York, J. Leslie, skip. 15 vs. Empire, No. 2, Albany, W. S. McEwen, skip, 12. St. Andrews, No. 2, R. Boyd, skip, 5 vs. Empire, No. 1, J. E. Frederick, skip. 20. Utica, A. H. Munson, skip. 9 vs. Terrace City. Yonkers, J. Kellock, skip, 13. Second tie. Terrace City, 17 vs. Empire, No. 1, 8. Third tie. St. Andrews, No. 1, 13 vs. Terrace City, 12. St. Andrews, No. 1. won.

Gordon Medal match, Utica, N. Y., February 8. Yonkers, George Grieve, skip, 4 vs. l'tica, J. E. McLaughlin, skip, 31. St. Andrews. New York, T. Nicholson, skip, 24 vs. Empire. Albany. W. McMurray, skip 9. Final. Utica, 22 vs. St. Andrews, 9. Utica won.

International Gordon Medal match, United States vs. Canada, Utica, N. Y., February 9. St. Andrews, New York, T. Nicholson, skip, 16 vs.

St.

Lawrence, Montreal, D.

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