Seal and Salmon Fisheries and General Resources of Alaska; Reports on Seal and Salmon Fisheries and Correspondence Between the State and Treasury Departments on the Bering Sea Question 1895 to 1896, with Comments on That Portion

Seal and Salmon Fisheries and General Resources of Alaska; Reports on Seal and Salmon Fisheries and Correspondence Between the State and Treasury Departments on the Bering Sea Question 1895 to 1896, with Comments on That Portion

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...exclusively for taking seal. I think that from what I have been able to learn about half the seal shot are lost, the hunters being unable to secure them before they sink. (John C. Tolman.) About 60 per cent of the seal shot with shotgun are lost. A much larger per cent is lost when rifle is used. (Peter Trearsheit.) I get most all the seals that I hit with the spear. I lose one-half of those I shoot with a gun. (John Tysum.) When the spear was used all seal speared were secured. About 50 per cent of the seals are lost when shot with shotgun. Whenever I have used a rifle for shooting seal a much larger proportion of those killed have been lost on account of shooting them at a longer distance from the boat. (James Unatajim.) I think I generally lose about 75 per cent of the seals shot with shotgun. (George Usher.) I have learned from personal observation and from conversations with parties that they lose in killed and wounded at least two out of every three obtained. Other sealers have told me that their loss is much greater. (Charles T. Wagner.) About 50 per cent are lost when shot with shotgun. When rifle is used a much larger per cent is lost. (Rudolph Walton.). I have often conversed with the hunters relative to the percentage of the loss of seals to those taken, and some tell me they get one out of five or six. (Elkan Wasserman.) My hunters use shotgun exclusively. They carry a rifle with them in the boat, but have not used one this season to my knowledge. I think, as near as I can estimate, about 33J per cent of the seals shot are lost. (P. S. Weittenhiller.) From my knowledge and experience in the business it is my conviction that within the last few years, since the sealers have become so numerous in the Pacific and Bering Sea, that not...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535170
  • 9781236535177