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Contents

PAGE L INTRODUCTION    1

II. EARLY ATTEMPTS TO DOMESTICATE THE FOX    13

III. MANUAL OF FUR-FARMING       
COMMON RED Fox:

THE SCIENCE OF BREEDING    16

RANCHING PRACTICE    25

FINANCIAL ASPECTS    48
POLAR OR ARCTIC Fox:

BLUE FOX FARMING    56

BLUE FOXES OF THE PRIBILOF ISLANDS    60

RACCOON    70
WEASEL FAMILY:

MINK    71

MARTEN OR AMERICAN SABLE    78

FISHER, PEKAN OR PENNANT MARTEN    79

CANADIAN OrIER    80

SKUNK    85
RODENTS:

MUSKRAT    89

BEAVER    90
REINDEER AND MOOSE:

THE REINDEER IN CANADA    92

MooSE    95

IV. PREPARING SKINS FOR MANUFACTURE    96

V. THE COMMERCE IN RAW FURS

CENTRES OF THE FUR TRADE    104

PRICES OF SILVER Fox SKINS    109

VI. APPENDICES

  1.  VALUE OF WILD ANIMALS    115

  2. EXPERIENCE IN RAISING VIRGINIA DEER   117

  3. SELECTED ARTICLES FROM AMERICAN BREEDERS' ASSO-

CIATION REPORTS:

OBJECTS OF BREEDING WILD MAMMALS    119

EXOTIC SPECIES FOR DOMESTICATION    120

BREEDING OF THE WAPITI    122

BREEDING THE VIRGINIA DEER    123

BREEDING FUR-BEARING ANIMALS    125

  1. REINDEER PROGRESS IN ALASKA    131

  2.  CANADIAN LEGISLATION RESPECTING FUR-FARMING   135

  3. STATISTICS OF FUR PRODUCTION    138

  4. STATISTICS OF FUR PRICES    146

VII. INDEX    161

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