Fishing and Shooting Along the Lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, the Prairies and Mountains

Fishing and Shooting Along the Lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, the Prairies and Mountains

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...greatest of Canadian deer. Bear (black) are also very numerous; there are plenty of ruffed and spruce grouse, and a few caribou. Sportsmen can travel comfortably by rail to these grounds from Winnipeg in a few hours. From Winnipeg those looking for wing shooting may reach the haunts of prairie chicken and grouse (pinnated) by driving a few miles out upon the prairie, and in the brush in the valleys of the Red and Assiniboine rivers ruffed grouse and Wilson and jack-snipe are abundant, and sometimes rabbits will be found; but ruffed grouse shooting is somewhat difficult, owing to the thickness of the cover. Such a trip means starting early in the morning and returning to Winnipeg in the evening. Occasionally the fun is varied by knocking over a few duck and snipe at the sloughs. Winnipeg is the metropolis of the Northwest, and it is a very good centre to work from. It is on the edge of the prairie. The forest country, which has spread uninterruptedly from the Atlantic, becomes thinner and more scattered until it finally ceases at the eastern bank of the Red River. The western bank is the beginning of the true prairie, which stretches for almost a thousand miles to the base of the Rocky Mountains. This gives the sportsman who makes Winnipeg his headquarters the choice of many varieties of game. Eastward, as well as to the north, he will find big game such as moose, caribou, deer, whitetail and elk, while to the westward there extend illimitable prairies on which are to be found flocks of sharptail and pinnated grouse. In any direction from Winnipeg unlimited quantities of wildfowl will be found. Wherever the ground is in the least damp, you will find mallard, teal and other choice varieties of waterfowl. In April, the prairies, even in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629272
  • 9781236629272