Calgary Herald

1948-01-31 Page 13

G. E. Watt Re-Elected Game Group President
Huestis Tells Convention High Costs Prevent Increase in Rearing Ponds, Fish Hatcheries

George E. Watt of Calgary was re-elected president of the Alberta Fish and Game Association for the third consecutive year at its 19th annual convention  in the Palliser hotel this morning. G. M. Spargo of Calgary was re-elected secretary-treasurer.
VICE-PRESIDENTS elected were: J. G. Keltie of Edmonton; D. M. Moore of Medicine Hat; K. J. Webb of Turner Valley; C. E. Brown of Edmonton; Gordon Cummings of Calgary; J. E. Wiggens of Red Deer and Tommy Evans of Lethbridge.
E. S. Huestis , fish and game commissioner of Alberta, stated that fish hatcheries and rearing ponds were not increased during the past three years mainly because the cost of such projects had increased by two and a half times since 1943 and in the case of fish food the cost had jumped by as much as 300 per cent.
In the afternoon J. G. Cunningham, game commissioner of for British Columbia, told the delegates they had passed up a golden opportunity by rejecting a resolution Friday calling for a separate game department in Alberta that would be independent of any government agency.
ARGUMENTS flared up several times during the tabling of resolutions passed by the various committees when submitted to the general meeting Friday afternoon and evening.
The question of opening the present closed season of antelope was stormily debated and finally rejected by a majority vote.
big game committee rejected a resolution calling for an end to the issuance of special permits but when voted upon by the general meeting the majority completely reversed the committee's ruling and voted that the special permit practice be discontinued. 
A NEW NOTE in the annals of hunting in the province was sounded with the adoption of a resolution calling for Sunday shooting of big game.
A similar resolution calling for Sunday shooting of upland and migratory game birds was referred to the executive committee.
The advertising of Alberta as a paradise for hunters and fishermen was given thorough airing. Delegates voted to ask the province to stop such advertising in... 

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Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-09-30