The British Colonist in North America; A Guide for Intending Emigrants

The British Colonist in North America; A Guide for Intending Emigrants

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...and sold for 10 to 15 cents per lb. Besides these fish there are in this lake numbers of large trout, weighing from four to six pounds, and also what is called the " bull trout," a slender, handsome fish with pink spots, caught as heavy as 9 lbs. Wallowa Lake is easy of access, and the climate there during the summer and late into the autumn is delightful. There is still some fair hunting to be had in this district. The game is much the same as before described. There is some good duck and snipe shooting in the Grande Ronde Valley, and ruffed grouse in the timber, and lots of small trout in the mountain streams, and salmon come up the river in the season. Good hunting will be found in Willowa County. In Klamath County (in the mountains) there are some bands of " Wapiti " deer (called elk) and there is some very good hunting ground here; there being no railroad communication. An exciting scene was recently witnessed by some hunters in the "Linkville" district. A band of wapiti accompanied by a fawn and headed by a " Monarch of the Glen," was discovered in a small valley, and the hunters were preparing to shoot, when suddenly some large, grey wolves dashed out from the bush and pulled down the fawn. The band of wapiti at once went to the rescue, and forming a cordon round the wolves, presented their formidable antlers to the foe. The wolves, with sav-age ' yells, sprang again and again at the wapiti, only to be hurled back mangled and bleeding. Closer and closer pressed the wapiti, presenting an impenetrable chevaua: de-frise with their antlers, till at length the wolves were left dead on the ground, only one mangled animal having, strength to crawl off. Unfortunately, the hunters had...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785983
  • 9781236785985