Western Field; The Sportsman's Magazine of the West Volume 4

Western Field; The Sportsman's Magazine of the West 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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Wherever the river broadened out there were ducks, too, but I preferred the quail, though several of the other members of the party had good bags from a mile or two up the stream. Morrison puts out poisop whenever possible, to save his chickens from the inroads of wildcats and coyotes, and, as I came upon the dead bodies of fully a dozen of the two animals, I judge that a man with hounds could have most excellent sport in this section. I also saw several coyotes, apparently as unafraid of me as they well could be, and had I carried the rifle that day I might easily have gotten one. There was nothing but a half-breed bulldog pup at the ranch house, so no sport was to be had in that line. While I was at Morrison's several bands of geese passed over, their ha-ha hahonk ringing down through the still night air as I oft had heard it, moored in a boat along the swanip-srarred old Pacific's shores. The hills around this ranch, though quite low, have some deer in them and now and then a mountain lion crosses from the higher ranges and in so doing wakes the echoes of the old valley with his wailing cry. After a short stop at Morrison's hospitable caravansarai, we moved out across the Nevada Desert to the little stage station and postoffice at Manse--in Nye County. Here we got what we much needed, fresh meat in the shape of beef. A steady diet of bacon and game goes very well for a time, but one soon tires of it. We were told that there were many deer in the mountains back of Manse but had no time to investigate, though it was evident from the many tracks about the outbuildings that wildcats and other night prowlers were by no means scarce. The Colonel, however, was due in the northern city soon, so we left as quickly as possible, and after a short and...
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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540360
  • 9781236540362