The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 19, 1976 · Page 23
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 23

Hays, Kansas
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Sunday, December 19, 1976
Page 23
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HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGK '2, r i December 19, 1976 Beavers Stage Comeback In Southern States ATLANTA (UPI) - The furry little beaver, symbol of America's pioneering past that once was nearly trapped to extinction, is making a comeback in the South to the delight of conservationists and the woe of big timber owners. There are close to a million beavers now in Alabama, Arkansas, eastern Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, western Tennessee and western Kentucky, according loan admittedly "wild guess" by Dr. Ed Hill of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hill said the busy creatures are doing, as expected, an efficient job of flood erosion control on hundreds of streams in the South. With dams constructed of tree trunks and limbs, they increase wildlife habitat and provide water impoundments for irrigation and livestock. But they also cause sometimes large timber losses and occasionally flood a farmer's field of cotton or soybeans. The timber destruction and crop damage are the reasons the beaver now is considered a problem in .some states, Hill said. But the desire of commercial Umber growers to eliminate the beaver has clashed with the viewpoint of environmentalists, state wildlife officials and even some farmers who value the good things the beaver does. "Back during the late 1800s they were trapped to .near extinction by Hudson Bay personnel who came Into the southeast," Hill said. "They were completely eliminated in some areas. "But the game and fish divisions in some states did live trapping and moved some of the remaining beavers around. They took very well to the restocking program and became re-established in the whole ^southeast region." The re-stocking took place in the 1930s through the 1950s, Hill said. In the meantime, the beavers' natural enemies, such as bears, mountain lions and wolves, were driven out by man. The oldtime professional ~ trappers passed out of the picture. With few natural enemies and being an animal relatively free of disease, beavers, thrived and multiplied. The Georgia Forestry Commission conducted a survey last year which showed that the area on which trees were damaged increased 128 per cent over the level shown in a 1967 study. The commission said there were approximately 287,700 acres inhabited by beaver In Georgia. It put the loss of commercial timber at more than 2.8 million cords of pulpwood and one billion board feet of saw timber. The timber loss was valued at more than $45 million in the 10- year period. The commission said, however, that in most counties there were landowners who desire to keep the beaver for the benefits his activities produce. Hill, a wildlife researcher stationed at Auburn University in Alabama, said there were an estimated 10,000 acres of beaver ponds in Alabama, a similar acreage In South Carolina, and 23,000 acres of beaver-flooded land in Mississippi. Larry Thomas, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Atlanta said some of the 38 federally-controlled wildlife refuges in the Southeast were reporting some timber damage caused by beavers, especially in the Delta and Piedmont areas. But he said 'that in refuges farther south where alligators arc present, beaver populations are held in chock. WILSON'S Skinless Franks MEAT OR BEEF 58 12»0Z. PACKAGE WILSON'S HICKORY SMOKED SLICED BACON 1-LB. PKG. Z-LB. PKG. $129 WILSON'S ... CHUNK Braunschweiger. BAR-S ... MEAT OR BEEF Skinless Franks BAR-S ... MEAT OR BEEF Sliced Bologna... OSCAR MAYER ... MEAT OR BEEF Skinless Franks 2 , LB. 12-OZ. . PKG. 12-OZ. ..PKG. 58 C 89* 1-LB. PKG. OSCAR MAYER ... MEAT, BEEF OR SQUARE 8-OZ. PKG. Sliced Bologna. 79 e Turkeys SWVT'S U.S.D.A. grad* 'a' ButterbaU Turkeys 10 TO 14-LB. AVERAGE LB. SWIFT'S BUTTERBALL Belfsville Turkeys U.S.D.A. GRADE'A' U.S.D.A. GRADE A 6TOB-LB. AVG. LB. 79° RIVERSIDE BRAND Hen Turkeys _ • • ^^^^ U.S.D.A. grad. 'a' LB. JENNIE-O ... 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