American Rifleman Volume 37

American Rifleman Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... the school children of Stoneham, and dividing the country into sections sent them out in little parties to shovel away the snow and deposit grain and suet in a suitable manner for their foodA slide which aroused much enthusiasm showed Mr. Baynes with a chickadee clinging to his chin and pecking away at a pieceiof nut held between his lips. Other pictures showed the tracks of birds and bird enemies in the snow, and the methods adopted in putting out the grain and suet. The last pictures were of bison, taken in the Corbin Park, Newport, N. H., adjoining which Mr. Baynes has established his home for the present, and is studying this magnificent relic, Amfficais grandest native animal. Mr. Baynes is endeavoring to arouse the public to the gravity of the situation regarding this nearly extinct mammal. The only survivors of this wonderful beast, which formerly inhabited our western plains in countless numbers, are two or three herds mostly owned by private parties and liable at any time to extinction by contagious disease or to being sold for their heads and hides, which command enormous prices. These animals are of great economic value, the flesh being similar to beef, and the skins for robes and the heads for ornamental purposes will bring high prices. The bison can be raised readily, but the present remnant is ridiculously small and should be cut up into small herds isolated front each other, and thus the danger of extinction, now so threatening, be guarded against. Mr. Baynes offered the following resolutions which were unanimously adopted: "Whereas the American bison (Bison Americanus), the finest native hoofed animal in this country today, is now on the verge of extinction, and Whereas, it is most desirable that the buffalo should...show more

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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859227
  • 9781236859228