The Journal of Agriculture Volume 4

The Journal of Agriculture Volume 4

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...the following description. " It should be two feet ten inches in the b1rrel, about ten pounds weight, and of a bore suited to balls of forty in the pound; a description of rifle shot, experience has taught me to prefer to any other. This, however, is a point on which you will seldom find two sportsmen agree, as your fellows of light metal generally prefer a bauble. I have invented a powder flask," he adds " to contain caps, balls, and powder, to save the necessity of fumbling with cold fingers in different pockets, for the several articles." Thus accoutred, let's to the forest, but " hark forward," for this sort of sport requires tact. " If on arriving at the scene of action, you find the wood abounding with fresh tracks, stand steady for a time, and observe if any of the deer are in motion. If you spy one that does not see you, contrive to be concealed by the trees, whilst you approach him--should your step be heard, stand still, and never stir till he begins to move: when within shot, fix your eye on a space through which he must pass; your finger, rifle, and eye, all ready. If you require it, take a rest against a tree, but be sure to cover the spot, and as he passes, aim for the shoulder, and fire. Should you miss the deer, don't stand gaping like a fool, but load again at once, as he may be simple enough to give you a second shot, and you may have the luck to hit. Should he go off with his single (tail) Down, he is wounded. Keep as close as you can, and if he do not fall from the effects of the first shot, you can make sure of him by a second; your hunting knife must then be employed in the necessary operations--and, lastly, in opening the muscle of the nose and sinews of the fore legs, so as to admit a gad of the blue beech to pass through, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 640g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676750
  • 9781236676757