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The Game Birds of the Coasts and Lakes of the Northern States of America: A Full Account of the Sporting Along Our Sea-Shores and Inland Waters, with a Comparison of the Merits of Breech-Loaders and Muzzle-Loaders Robert Barnwell Roosevelt

The Game Birds of the Coasts and Lakes of the Northern States of America: A Full Account of the Sporting Along Our Sea-Shores and Inland Waters, with a Comparison of the Merits of Breech-Loaders and Muzzle-Loaders

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331931102
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450 pages
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Excerpt from The Game Birds of the Coasts and Lakes of the Northern States of America: A Full Account of the Sporting Along Our Sea-Shores and Inland Waters, With a Comparison of the Merits of Breech-Loaders and Muzzle-LoadersIn preparing this work,MoreExcerpt from The Game Birds of the Coasts and Lakes of the Northern States of America: A Full Account of the Sporting Along Our Sea-Shores and Inland Waters, With a Comparison of the Merits of Breech-Loaders and Muzzle-LoadersIn preparing this work, after I had written the account of Florida, which, as a sporting country, had never been fully described, and was to occupy the principal part of my attention, and when I came to the second division, that relating to the game-birds of our waters and coasts generally, I found so much in a book on a kindred subject, which I had written years ago, that I concluded I could do no better than quote from it freely. The directions therein given are as correct now as then, the information as well founded, and I hope the reader will find the stories of sporting excursions as interesting.My main purpose is to call the attention of my brother sportsmen to that paradise of the devotee of the rod and gun, the Southern Peninsula of our Atlantic States. Game is disappearing from our home country- woodcock and ruffed grouse have almost been exterminated- ducks are less plentiful- bay snipe now make many of their flights directly at sea without passing over the land- and if we are to obtain satisfactory shooting, we must go some distance for it. Many persons who are fond of outdoor life cannot stand exposure to cold weather, and still more, to keep up their interest, must have the chance of making a larger bag than they can count on at the North.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.