As a former Nebraskan, antelope hunter and charter member of SI, I appreciated the spread on the one-shot antelope hunt out of Lander, Wyoming. However, I have to confess it appears Governor Foss of South Dakota with his usual sharpshooting ability, as evidenced by his wonderful war record, has the best "head," appearing to be 15 inches or more—near trophy size.
Thanks again for covering a wonderful sporting event, one close to the heart of any person that has participated.
DR. CALVIN MCEWEN
Garden Grove, Calif.
?Governor Anderson was indeed far from set with his bolt up. Governor Foss, first man to bring down a buck two minutes after the hunt opened, was given place of honor by Shoshone Indians in a tribal dance after the shoot.—ED.
Thank you and Mr. Scott Young for the September 19 story on wild geese.
As a resident of Cochrane, Ontario, which lies 184 miles south of James Bay, I am well acquainted with conditions on the mud flats of Hannah Bay and Albany where the snow geese fly in incalculable numbers. I also know Jimmy Cheecho who is an excellent and most trustworthy guide, and Len Hughes's camp is a credit to our great North Country. Truly, James Bay, north of Cochrane, is a hunters' paradise. I hope that it will remain one through conservation and strict control of bag limits, which our Department of Lands & Forests is now carrying out.
MAURICE D. DUBIN
It's good to see your FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR each week in SI. It alone is worth the price of subscription for many readers I know.
I guess every fisherman has his own ideas about what's a good fishing bet, and at times I have found myself at odds with some of the dope you gave for the Inland Empire area I cover, which extends from the Cascades on the west to the Rockies in the east.
One somewhat startling bit of info was that in the September 12 issue in which Kamloops trout, 18-25 pounds, were common from Coeur d'Alene Lake. Well, any rainbow, Kamloops or not, of this size is not a common catch for this area. Be that as it may, any trout over 5 pounds from Coeur d'Alene is newsworthy.
I strongly suspect the 18-to-25-pound Kamloops came from nearby Pend Oreille. But don't let anyone tell you fish this size are being caught by just anyone. It takes about 800 hours angling time to catch a Kammie this big.
Another minor error I noted in the same Idaho report was the spelling of the St. Maries River. This fine, old—but sadly abused—creek is a favorite of mine and I like to see other writers avoid spelling it St. Mary's. O.K.?