Fifty Years with the Gun and Rod; Including Tables Showing the Velocity, Distance, Penetration or Effect of Shot

Fifty Years with the Gun and Rod; Including Tables Showing the Velocity, Distance, Penetration or Effect of Shot

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... tongue. Season.--In the Middle States and the Dominion of Canada, from September first to November first, after that time further south. Localities.--In secluded bayous and ponds, along the margins of rivers and creeks, where the water is shallow, among wild rice, deer tongue, lily pads and flags. Time.--Early in the morning and just before dark in clear days, but if cloudy, windy, or rainy, or you are in a "teal hole," all day. Charge.--12 gauge gun, 3 to 3 drams No. 1 (fine) powder, and 1 to ii oz. No. 8 shot; 10 gauge, 4 drams No. 2 powder, and i4 oz. No. 8 shot. Where To Hold.--No. 8 shot are projected 51.46 yards--9.35 rods--in one-eighth of a second. The blue-winged teal in full flight and plumage, go at the rate of from 80 to 100 miles per hour, or 18.4 feet in one-eighth of a second. At that distance and at right angles, you must aim from 14 to 18 feet ahead of the bird, varying according to angle and distance. Pintail. A. Acuta.--The male of this duck is very handsome; some of its feathers being in great demand for salmon, bass and trout flies. Its tail and neck are quite long and unproportional, as compared with other ducks generally. It measures 28 inches in length, 34 inches in extent of wings, and weighs from 2 to 2 pounds. They are "high flyers," and when not broken up move in quite large flocks, but not so rapid as they are " airy" and graceful. Few prettier sights can greet the eyes of the sportsman than to observe a flock from a great height catch sight of his decoys and swoop down in zig zags and gyrations, and finally hover over them within easy range of his ready gun. They never dive for their food, but seek it with their long necks and bills, with their slim tails in the air, in the shoal more

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