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Author: William Chester Hazelton

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 026576193X

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Excerpt from Tales of Duck and Goose Shooting: Being Duck and Goose Hunting Narratives From Celebrated Ducking Waters Each year that the duck hunter goes out he will pick up some new wrinkles from some grizzled old pusher, or from some of the canny boys that lie around the lakes. I have been at the lakes when some seasoned old pirate would sit grumblingly around the fire in early Spring, only deserting his warm place to go outside and look at the sky, or spit on his finger and hold it up to see which way the wind was blowing. Meanwhile the not so hardened shooters would be working their heads off to bring in a dozen ducks a day. Then some morning old Groucher would be missing, and would come in at night loaded to the stumbling point with ducks. He had been watching the signs. And when he got ready had poled and cut his way in to where the birds were feeding and had made a killing. That, of course, was in the old days. Days when there was no limit, either to the birds or to the number you could kill. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
2017-10-26 By William Chester Hazelton

I think not. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: William Chester Hazelton

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330220048

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Excerpt from Tales of Duck and Goose Shooting: Being Duck and Goose Hunting Narratives From Celebrated Ducking Waters It appears but natural that a utility point of view in regard to wild-fowl should have been taken by the early settlers of the country. To a considerable extent they were dependent on wild birds and mammals for their food. If one was to have Thanksgiving turkey, for instance, he must needs go to the woods and shoot it. An old cook-book begins its receipt for making Welch rarebit with the injunction "First catch your hare." No doubt that was a very pertinent and sober remark at the time of which we write. Under such primitive conditions it is likely that nearly anything was grist which could be ground. The pioneer doubtless shot and ate in times of need, and these were many, a great number of birds which no shooter would today consider legitimate game. It requires imagination for us to realize that at one period there were times when, even in our now densely populated districts, dry powder and straight shooting were all that stood between life and starvation; yet such was undoubtedly the case. Hence it behooved these people to know what could be eaten and what could not. How greatly all this has changed! Obviously a great change was bound to come with the civilizing of the country, the diminution of game owing to its destruction for the table, and the extensive raising of poultry, with the consequent decrease in importance of game birds as food. Those conditions might perhaps account for the changed status of the game bird from an important article of food to an object of sport. But could it account for the general interest manifested among sportsmen today in game birds as to some extent our fellow creatures, full of kindred human interest? I think not. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
2015-06-26 By William Chester Hazelton

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: John Baptiste MacKlot De Thompson

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1293503088

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: William Chester Hazelton

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1293350230

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Author: John Baptiste Macklot De Thompson

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 1298682622

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"This is a wonderful collection of stories from the golden era of waterfowling at the turn of the century.

Author: William Chester Hazelton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1482773945

Category: Duck shooting

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Tales of Duck and Goose Shooting is a wonderful collection of hunting tales by sportsmen who were fortunate enough to have hunted in the golden era of waterfowling. "Whether a relic of Barbarian ancestors getting food or to exercise acquired skill with a gun it must be something imperative that causes man to forego creature comforts, brave possible sickness by exposure to inclement weather, or to brave dangers of accidental mutilation or death. But the hunt brings such an uplift of spirit, that all other sport dwindle to the vanishing point. Far be it from reason to explain. When the season comes there is an indescribable longing only satisfied by fondling a gun and examining the ammunition box. Has there ever been a duck hunter who has filled his bag, made impossible shots, gloated over the fall of birds as they hovered over the decoys who has not had almost as much pleasure in anticipation as realization? Then the night after, there passes in review the incidents of the day, the missed shot, the folding up of graceful wings, the splash of the fall, the chase of the cripple, and the satisfaction of a clean kill at 50 yards." This is a wonderful collection of stories from the golden era of waterfowling at the turn of the century.
2013-03-14 By William Chester Hazelton

A selection of stories and articles about wildfowling and country life from one of the leading outdoors writers. This anthology is the ideal bedside book for everyone interested in country pursuits.

Author: Eric Begbie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781409216117

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A selection of stories and articles about wildfowling and country life from one of the leading outdoors writers. This anthology is the ideal bedside book for everyone interested in country pursuits.
2008-07-09 By Eric Begbie

The morning went as expected, with a steady stream of geese dropping into our decoys. ... sitting in Market Street Deli eating scrapple, egg and cheese sandwiches while patrons inquired about the “shooting” across from the high school.

Author: C.L. Marshall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439658390

Category: History

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It takes stubborn dedication and passionate optimism to brave the frosty, wet conditions for the chance to shoot ducks and geese. And yet the tradition continues every year as more than one million waterfowl occupy the waters of the Chesapeake. Whether you are setting decoys or watching the sun rise from a blind, hunting the bay is as challenging as it is rewarding. No one understands that better than the generations who have experienced it, from the goose pits of Rock Hall and Chestertown to the frothing whitewater of the Tangier Sound. Join author and hunter C.L. Marshall as he recounts more than forty years of stories and anecdotes chock-full of dogs, good friends and fast-paced waterfowl action.
2016-11-07 By C.L. Marshall

... ed., Duck Shooting and Hunting Sketches (Chicago, 1916). Similar stories can be found in other anthologies and in the hunting magazines of the day. 6. Harold Grieg, “Duck Shooting in British Columbia,” in Rod and Gun in Canada, Vol.

Author: Kurkpatrick Dorsey

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295989792

Category: History

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In the first decades of the twentieth century, fish in the Great Lakes and Puget Sound, seals in the North Pacific, and birds across North America faced a common threat: over harvesting that threatened extinction for many species. Progressive era conservationists saw a need for government intervention to protect threatened animals. And because so many species migrated across international political boundaries, their protectors saw the necessity of international conservation agreements. In The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy, Kurkpatrick Dorsey examines the first three comprehensive wildlife conservation treaties in history, all between the United States and Canada: the Inland Fisheries Treaty of 1908, the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911, and the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916. In his highly readable text, Dorsey argues that successful conservation treaties came only after conservationists learned to marshal scientific evidence, public sentiment, and economic incentives in their campaigns for protective legislation. The first treaty, intended to rescue the overfished boundary waters, failed to gain the necessary support and never became law. Despite scientific evidence of the need for conservation, politicians, and the general public were unable to counter the vocal opposition of fishermen across the continent. A few years later, conservationists successfully rallied popular sympathy for fur seals threatened with slaughter and the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention was adopted. By the time of the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916, the importance of aesthetic appeal was clear: North American citizens were joining chapters of the Audubon Society in efforts to protect beautiful songbirds. Conservationists also presented economic evidence to support their efforts as they argued that threatened bird species provided invaluable service to farmers. Dorsey recounts the story of each of these early treaties, examining the scientific research that provided the basis for each effort, acknowledging the complexity of the issues, and presenting the personalities behind the politics. He argues that these decades-old treaties both directly affect us today and offer lessons for future conservation efforts.
2009-11-17 By Kurkpatrick Dorsey