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MAP ILLUSTRATING THE NEED OF GREATER PROTECTION FOR WILD DUCKS.
Blank areas indicate no protection; dotted areas, protection chiefly between April and September, when most of the ducks have gone north to breed;

crosses, partial protection during spring migration, close seasons beginning in March; and ruled areas, complete protection during pring migration, close seasons beginning on or before February 1. Under ideal laws the entire map would be ruled.

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY,

Washington, D. C., August 9, 1901. SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith, and to recommend for publication, as Bulletin No. 16 of the Biological Survey, a report entitled 'Digest of Game Laws for 1901,' by T. S. Palmer and H. W. Olds. The object of this report is to present in convenient form the provisions of the laws now in force, including the amendments enacted during the present year. In view of the fact that the game season opens in several States on September 1, it is desirable that this bulletin be published and distributed as promptly as possible. Respectfully,

T. S. PALMER,

Acting Chief, Biological Survey. Hon. JAMES WILSON,

Secretary of Agriculture.

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