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Page 165 - fireside for anything under five brace an hour, would be inclined to complain, and would think, if he did not say, that his presence had been obtained under false pretences. The mode usually adopted is as follows:— " First get together eight or ten crack shots, who may, many of them, be in wheeled chairs, or on
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Page 288 - little, if anything, to say that will assist you in your new edition: but I must observe that I think you would be doing a service to the community if you would lend a helping hand to improve the breed
Page 142 - facsimile reproduction of targets made by the author will enable the sportsman to see at a glance the comparative density of patterns, and the approximate killing spread of the gun. These targets, obtained with guns of different gauges, may be approximated by guns of any gauge by altering the load or the range, or both.
Page 156 - day, and a quick looser may get four out of ten in a gale, which would bring the picker down to two. Sixty in a hundred is good shooting throughout, any day, but thirty is nearer the mark with most good shots, if you take the season through, allowing for a fair proportion of wild game.
Page 296 - was directed to give them a good dressing. One of them would not hunt for them again, and became so timid that the officer desired the keeper to get rid of it. It was given to a gentleman in the neighbourhood, who knew he could not be far away in accepting it.
Page 297 - (a great thing), none can beat him. I should like to increase his breed for the sake of the shooting community : yet I have no wish to keep him publicly as a sire, nor to send him away. I think I should be doing a general benefit if I gave it
Page 297 - should you find it of any, it is quite at your service. Since I last saw you I have had many more opportunities of observing the extraordinary nose of the dog I showed you—a quality in which I fancy forty-nine out of fifty dogs are deficient. I sent him down to