Speaking in favor of such a plan, an official of the National Wildlife Federation said, "The Federation for many years has supported the basic concept that land held out of agricultural production by Federal programs should be maintained in conservation practices or devoted to uses of public benefit. "We believe most American taxpayers, including many farmers, find something distasteful in offering cash to keep land idle. Diverting unnceded acres into beneficial uses which do not complicate problems of surplus production are much more acceptable practices." As a prelude to such a plan, agricultural and conservation agencies have for years been urging and assisting with plans that encourage farm wildlife. In Wisconsin, J. R. Smith, chief of the game management division, said several years ago, "The forces threatening wildlife range all over the world are economic in nature, and unless wildlife can be recognized as an economic asset on private lands, it will continue to disappear. In many cases die uncontrolled use of private lands by hunters hastens this disappearance. The long-term question which a sportsman must decide is not really whether he is for or against free hunting, but whether or not he wants wildlife produced on the largest area of land in the United States." Smith said that development of a stable program that will interest landowners in maintaining and developing wildlife habitat is the only way to provide hunting on millions of acres of land. The "free hunting" which Smith mentions is, as the term implies, use of private land for hunting without the payment of a fee. Until such time as this fee is forthcoming from the government in the form of incentive payments, many fanners have successfully t v «wr- fi J' m U It'll take a lot of talking to convince me your shells are any better than the ones Fm using now. We'll take just three words-Remington "Power Piston" We'd be the first to admit it. Your shells will knock down the birds they reach. But Remington "Express" loads with "Power Piston" reach more birds. With more shot, a And the "Power Piston"— Remington's remarkable, new wad column—is what does it, a "Power Piston" actually gives you a more effective pattern for any given choke, at any given distance, D It starts by eliminating pattern- ruining shot deformation. The shot never touches the barrel. And the "cushion" construction at the base reduces shot-against-shot deformation. a The "Power Piston" carries the shot through the barrel, then falls away letting the shot fly straight and true, with no out-of-round flyers. a Result: A lot more shot reaches the target. (It's as if you were shooting magnums!) Q "Power Piston" also gives you another great advantage. The "cushion" at the bottom actually reduces the recoil effect of your gun. Reduces the chance of a bird- missing flinch, P You can get all this in 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauge Remington "Express" loads. All with famous Remington plastic-shell construction. worked out a fee program that charges the hunter for use of the land. Ralph is one of them. "I certainly didn't go in to this to make money," he said, "but when the word got around town about the hunting out here, I simply had to work out some way of controlling hunters on my land. "I talked to some of the hunters about charging a fee and they were in total agreement with it. They pay willingly, knowing that there is good hunting on the farm and that I won't allow so many people to hunt at one time that there is no elbow room. "A lot of the fellows have offered to help me if I need a hand with shrubbery planting and such things. I've made some good friends, and I've even made a little money from this thing." Most of ah 1 , however, Ralph appreciates the pleasing character that his farm has taken on since he put his wildlife plan into operation. "I found that many of the things that the Soil Conservation Service and and the state conservation boys recommended were things that were just good land practices," Ralph said. "We worked on stripcropping, field borders, windbreaks, hedges, tree planting and 'odd area' management, and all of these are just good common sense things to do to keep your farm-from washing or blowing away." "Watch it," Ralph said suddenly as one of the dogs stiffened on point. The hunter from the city and the landowner moved slowly up behind the rigid dog. The three of diem were approaching the climax of an Agreement to help each other. They were excited and pleased with each other, except that the dog was just a little concerned about those dead birds that flew off when the last covey was flushed. " »nd "Power PiXon" »«Indcnuriu of the Rcmin»ion Arms Coropuv, |«c., Bridgeport, COM. 06601 In C*M<t*: Remington Arnu oTCfiuiti Limited, 3« Quern lOiwhnh Blvd.,Toronto, Onl.
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