By Captain Flack
Captain Flack, recognized for his columns within the box, released this list of the his stories of looking, capturing and fishing within the Southern states of the USA in 1866. beginning with an advent concerning the desolate tract of the yankee forests and existence within the western prairies, the booklet is going directly to checklist the common background of mammals and game-birds within the South. It presents photograph descriptions of the author's encounters with natural world together with antelopes, bison, bears, wild turkeys, fish, alligators and snakes, in addition to bee looking. Flack describes the South because the paradise of the genuine sportsman. In an appendix, the writer offers a advisor to the destinations the place every one type of video game could be came upon, including information regarding routes and prices. This unique and enjoyable account offers interesting insights into Victorian social background and necessary info at the ecology of the Southern states at the moment.
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While they were absent, the camp-keeper's duty was to sweep out the hut, roll up the blankets, and procure wood for the fire, as well as to stake the horses in a fresh pasturage. When he had done this, green coffee-beans had to be parched in the fryingpan, and ground, so as to make another jorum of hot strong coffee against the return of his companions. According to their success the hunters were early PASTIMES OF FOREST LIFE. 29 or late in their return, and each man then saddled his horse and returned to the forest for the purpose of bringing his game to the camp, from the spot where it lay; unless they happened to have killed turkeys, which were packed in on the hunter's back.
It is not less difficult for a writer to describe a prairie in words than it is for a painter to depict one on his canvass. Even the traveller, when he first stands upon the outskirts of one of these immense plains, fails to comprehend its full extent, although his view is confined only by the horizon. But when day after day has been passed in the saddle, and night after night in the plain of waving grass, which extends on every side as far as the eye can reach, 40 THE BISON. he begins to form some conception of the immensity of an American prairie.
43 Old World, we say, ' Hie to the West, go far beyond the outposts of civilization, and you will be amply rewarded for the toil and tediousness of your journey. ' The Indians hunt buffalo in various ways. One or two small unimportant tribes hamstring their game, but they are despised by the larger and more sporting tribes. The manner in which they perform the operation is this: They procure a long pole forked at the lightest end, and across this fork an old knife or razorblade is fixed, the edge of which is brought to as fine an edge as possible; then mounting their horses they run up to and hamstring the buffalo at the moment when the tendon is at its greatest tension, taking care to sever the tendon upon the side opposite to the direction in which the horse's head is pointed, so that the buffalo may fall away from the path of the horse.