Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on March 12, 1939 · 104
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Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming · 104

Casper, Wyoming
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Sunday, March 12, 1939
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fry ." 1 KrftrrMmiif:.',, i i.cii and reward are spelled with capital letters in the above photos by J. E. Ilaynes, Yellowstone (left) and Crown of St. Taut (right) AnglerV " Paradise lis Goal Millions of Fightr ing Trout Added to Streams and Lakes eases is a problem bains given close " study. Excess Take in Spawning A new record for the stats was set . In spawning operations at the Sho-fhone lake station in October, 1928, when eight million eastern brook eggs were obtained twice the num-bar ever spawned at a single jstaticn ',in Wyoming The operation resulted "; in an excess "take" ' for xhich a market was found. The purchase of ; trout eggs frcm outside the state reached a new low while 1.500000 wire .sold to the state of Utah end a quarter million to a Montana dealer nt a profit. More eggs were obtained from the state's own trout than ever before despite the failure of the Lake DeSmet station, regarded as the most important. One half million California golden trout egs wore obtained from Cooks lake last July and these have been . distributed in virgin waters at. high altitudes. The Sunspee golden trout, found in only cne lake in the state, will later be handled at state hatcheries and given wider distribution. In all, 8,179,-620 trout eggs were collected bv the department in 1937 and 12,233.000 in 1938. .. . ' Rearing pond construction has proceeded rapidly as an auxiliary activity. There are now 148 ponds in the state aside from these on hatchery grounds. 20 pre under con struction and 30 more are planned Large projects at Jackson lake tnd Meeteetse were undertaken by the commission. Work at Pinedale, Valley, and Saratoga was carried cn cooperatively with the lorest terv-ice or clubs. Projects at Sheridan Lander. Newcastle and Buffslo had the aid of the WPA and sportsmen's clubs. Thirty smaller ponds were built with the cooperation of land owners and sportsmen's organizations. Th3 same period witnessed abandonment of the warm water rearing ponds at Guernsey as not iuitabie. As importcnt as fish propagation and distribution vas the work of the department in continuing lake and stream surveys started in 1937. Ai great savins is already reported in preventing the planting of fish In waters not suited to them, mistakes' of long standing in this connection also having been revealed. Twelve men were engaged on this work last summer and its continuation is recommended of all waters that may not be productive. Improvement in fish culture has been an objective of the department through scientific study, and an educational program has been rponsored "to keep the public informed of activities, including the publication of "Wyoming Wildlife," a mimeographed magazine in large demand. HUNDREDS of thousands of fighting trout Were taken from I Wyoming streams and lakes . last , year. ; Millions more were planted to replace . them, hatcheries and rearing ponds were operated to capacity, surveys of the state's wafers were continued to insure planting where chances of survival were geed, one new hatchery was completed and another started all in the interest of maintain the state's, reputation as an englar's paradise. The number of fish which found their way to the frying pan .will ; never be known, but in Yellowstone National park where tourists report .their catches, more than 160.000 ' trout were caught. The state's- own . fishing waters were whipped and . trolled from the start of Wyoming's long season to the, end. ' , Looking to the immediate future. the record cf the - Wyoming gs me and fish commission- i impressive in ' I that it supplied during the last bien-' ; nium nearly 20 million of the 26,372.-731 fish which it distributed. The ! rest came from federal agencies, ; including the U. S. bureau of fish-, jerirs, and the totals-was divided i a ' follows; : --5 : , - - ' Blackspottecf trout,' 8,992.277: rain- bow, 6,151,172; brook. 10,100,027; mackinaw, 421.616; brown, 325,439; , California- golden,- -158,450; other species: grayling, 127,200; yellow- Eerch, 800; black bullheads. 39.650;-lack crappie, 1,200; L. M. black -' bass, 53,650; bluegill, 650; reck bass.' ' 600. . . '. New Hatchery Complete 1 -'.- . Last year saw the completion of . the new Tensieep- hatchery,- largest ! and finest in the state, followed by : the ebandonment cf the' old Hyatt-. ville hatchery. The new plant is accessible the year 'round, arid to '- It is credited the most remarkable . growth of trout ever witnessed - at ! a Wyoming hatchery. The report of Pish Warden JameJ R. Simon notes that they attain a length cf three Inches in three months and ere deep-bodied. healthy fish. Rapid : growth, is credited to a constant wa-'. ter temperature cf 54 degrees. v. ucod news to the Wind river valley region was the drawing of plans for the construction of a new; hatch-: ; ery at Jakey's fork, near Dubois, following abandonment of the Blue- ; Holes site. A "disappointing development in this connection was the dis-ecvery that mineral properties in ; Wie Blue Holes water encrusted the eVrss and ruined them, for propaga-. i tion. Tests. made before coins ahead tvith the original project saved the state a heavy investment loss. '' is The hatchery at Jjkey's fork will have 40 fish troughs, two mw type. ; outdoor raceways, and a large egg fncu'dator of modern design. .The seven state hatcheries are now regarded as strategic illy placed - for serving the st?te. others being ; situated at Corlv. Cokeville. Daniel, ' Laramie.' and Story. The Evanston . plant was abandoned In 1937. All . Hatcheries Improved Practically all the hatcheries have been improved rnd some have been . enlarged.- At Ccdy.- a . new log building and four outdoor raceways were constructed. The hatchery I here released 6,000 eight-inch trout last year as a result of improved facilities. Display ponds and raceways and a superintendent's residence were constructed at Coke-valle. Twelve new troughs were , added at Daniel. New ponds for fish were built at Laramie and Story. Enlargements have increased hatchery outpute vithout increasing the cost of operation. : Electric plants installed at Cody, Laramie, Story and Tensieep will permit the use of equipment to the proper preparation of fish food at a saving of 20 per cent In cost, it 't3 'stated.1 Treatment of trout dis- FOUNDED m t- i1 o i u W 4 it ' $ ; y r : 1 - j . -. 1 i i mil All r ' ' . . . t .-.- h.. , 'Ak - r " N n 'V- -if, '':: i o C.sper Ixxlgc -No. 22, I. O. O. F. meets vcry Tuesday night. The Rcbekahs meet every Wednesday except In July and August. - . The buildin in open from 9 a. m. to 12 midnight every day In the year. , ; . . - - , All members are invited and urged to take fullest advantage of the Lodge's splendid accommodations and visiting: members , are cordially requested to make the hall their headquarters while in Casper. S a g e t : li o d e Eto. FORWARD with CASPER Instituted March 8, 1894, with 15 charter members, Casper! Lodge No. ,22, l.O. O. F.. proudly looks back over Its 45 years of existence and faces the future with continuing faith and, optimism. The original building was erected in 1890 with no building fund.-Bonds were sold among the members and enterprising citizens of the town, then about 800 population. The north 30 feet of the building -was erected in 1918. The lodge room was remodeled in 1929. and is second to none in appointments and equipment. This also is true of the dining and game rooms. , The , early years of the Lodge In meeting Its obligations were beset with many difficulties but with the careful guidance of a number of the older members, particularly deceased Brother James II. Bury, all debts were met and every obstacle was surmounted. The Lodge has been free of debt for a number of years and its assets compare favorably with the larger lodges over the country. Casper Lodge is third in size west of the Mississippi river. All branches of the order meet in the Lodge room on the second floor of the building which is used exclusively for fraternal purposes. ' The membership has grown from a meager beginning of 15 to 600 Oddfellows, ouu iteoesans, vu junior uaaieuows ana I .,. T . ' 80 ThetA Rho trills a. tn)I . nifmhr.Oiln '"" urrgc j. of 1,550. . .. . . Marrcll, Deputy Grand Sire, I. O. O. F. of World, of Columbia. Mo., speaker of evening on March 14, lGlh annual roll call on our 45lh anniversary. 22, LI OlF

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