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4   COMMISSION OF CONSERVATION

destroyed the homes of the muskrat or musquash, the mink, the otter and the beaver. The fisher and marten never seem to exist long near man's habitation. Even the fox, which appears to increase near settlements, will decrease if the forests are wholly removed or burned.

 

INCREASING PRICES OF PELTS

(Statement Based on the London Sales of C. At. Lampson & Co., by Alfred Fraser,
New York.)

 

 

 

KIND OF SKIN

PERCENTAGE

1892-1901

over

1882-1891

INCREASE

1902-1911

over

1892-1901

IN PRICES

1892-1911

over

1882-1891

Fox, silver    

155

55

300

"   cross    

10

100

125

red   

85

85

245

blue    

20*

145

100

white    

120

100

350

Marten, pine    

470

15

580

Fisher or pekan    

0

430

430

Mink   

60

150

300

Skunk    

20

110

150

Muskrat    

0

230

230

Lynx    

25

130

200

Otter, land    

30*

170

80

it   sea    

110

65

240

 

 

 

 

* 1Jecrease.

DECREASING NUMBER OF PELTS

(Statement Based on the London Sales of C. At. Lampson & Co., by Alfred Fraser,

New York.)

 

PERCENTAGE DECREASE IN NUMBERS

KIND OF SKIN

 

 

 

 

1892-1901

1902-1911

1892-1911

 

over

over

over

 

1882-1891

1892-1901

1882-1891

Fox, silver   

10

45

50

"   cross

......................

5

65

70

it   red    

53

2

55

"   blue    

34t

40

23

white    

750t

25

510t

Marten, pine   

65t

55

20

Fisher or pekan    

5t

95

95

Mink    

75t

55

20

Skunk    

30t

55t

110t

Muskrat    

250t

10

215t

Lynx    

3800t

80

700t

Otter, land    

45t

30

5t

"   sea    

65

50

85

t Increase.


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