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Address at National Audubon Society Meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 12, 1962.


To avoid careless destruction has been the constant aim of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, and this is the basis of our strict regulations, inflexible accountability for control poisons and control devices, and emphasis on professional supervision at all levels. Our goal is to manage wildlife damage at a level tolerable to those sustaining it and without jeopardy to populations of animals regarded as desirable. It is our job to find ways for people and wildlife to live harmoniously together in this complex age.