Lion Hunting and Sporting in Algeria

Lion Hunting and Sporting in Algeria

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...incredible, and I do not hesitate to aflirm that the number of wild boars would amount to some tens of thousands. The spring season is equally advantageous for a hunt of another kind, and which, in my opinion, affords more amusement than the one I have just mentioned. At this period of the year the boars leave the wood rather early, and go to a considerable distance in search of food and a spring, near which they will remain until dawn. Who subsequently commanded one of the assaulting columns at the taking of the Malak0fl.--Translalo1. The hunters, who know beforehand at what time the animal is expected to return, deploy as skir-. mishers in the confines of the wood. As soon as one or more black points areperceptible in_ the plain, every one is in movement, and each persgn manceuvres so as to keep the game as far as pos_ sible from the cover, and to prevent it breaking through the line formed by the hunters. Boars attacked in this Way are almost always killed to the very last; and hunts of this kind are so very productive, that when it is intended to take away the carcases, it is always desirable to be followed by one or moreponveyances. Of all the various modes of hunting the bear, this last one appears to me the most agreeable for those who really enjoy the sport. In marshhunting, it is necessary to wait until the morning dew has evaporated, so that the rushes in the islands may at once take fire; and thus the hunters suffer a great deal from the heat of the day. It is a ditficult matter to conduct a hunt in the wood, nor is it unattended with danger, both to horse and man, owing to the numerous falls which take place in going among brambles, underwood, and through all sorts of obstacles, which cannot be overcome even by the best riders...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866428
  • 9781236866424