Date of this Version
608 mail carriers kept records of game birds seen during the week of April 21 - 26. This was the eighth time that mail carriers have cooperated on a statewide basis. April counts were omitted in 1946 but comparisons are made below of 1945 and 1947 data.
The mail carriers' work provides an inexpensive method of getting extensive statewide observations, and informational bulletins returned to the carriers are of definite value as a public relations step. (Many ot the carriers send in long letters, in addition to the card form, and in a number of instances they have reported information useful to the law enforcement division in following up local game law violations.)