Image from page 68 of "First report of game and fish warden for New Mexico. 1909-1910-1911" (1912)
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M., New Mexican printing company
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ng unused to the handling of a boat, andtimid of venturing his person on the water; that a game warden should have nowoodcraft, and be afraid to venture alone into the woods; that another shouldattach himself to a shooting party and indulge with them in the illegal destruc-tion of game during the closed season—these are, to say the least of it, absurd-ties; and yet they are but few of the instances brought to tlie attention of yourcommissioners. * * * * * In the selection of ollicers for tlie outside service of the dei)artmentof game and fisheries it would seem that the principal general requirement^to be looked for are good character and sobriety, health, energy, strengthfearlessness, tact, thorough knowledge of the game laws and fishery regula-tions, and education sufficient to read and write; nm\ that, in ])articular. forthe fisli^ries ])rotective service, knowledge of the different fishes, knowledgeof the waters to lu patrolled; and. in jiarticular. for the inland service, know-
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OBLIVIOUS TO ALL CARES. REPORT OF GAME AND FISH WARDEN FOR NEW MEXICO. 00 ledge of tlio denizens of llie woods, their eliaracteristiL-s and habits, sliould beconsidered indispensable attainments. CLERICAL WORK. Jlie ekMiial work of this department since the license law went into effecthas assumed sucli ])roportions as to surprise anyone who has not given attentionto the matter. A comjdete change of system became necessary and on many oc-casions additional ofiice help was required to keep n]i witli the work. There are at present 148 collecting deputies who issue licenses. Every bookof licenses sent out must be charged to the party receiving it, and this involvestlio keeping of an individual and separate account for each license collector, andeach month, as the monies from the sale of the same are sent to the state treasurer,he in turn informs us of the amount which must be credited to the individualaccoimt of the person remitting it. Each license collector is required to makemonthly re
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