Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper

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Pelican Publishing, Sep 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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More than fifty years of hunting and trapping adventures fill the pages of E. N. Woodcock's autobiography. Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper begins with Woodcock as a young boy, learning to hunt and trap small game in the wild woods of Pennsylvania. Later he examines the merits of traps versus guns and tells of near escapes and exciting hunting trips to other parts of America. Detailing the hardships that accompany such a life, Woodcock is decidedly forward about his profession. But his voice never wavers in his obvious undying fondness for the outdoors and the adventure that it offers.
 

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This is at times repetitive, in fact a collection of articles in book form. The value is in the look at the life of a market hunter and trapper in N Central PA in the post-Civil War era. I have hunted ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER I Autobiography of E N Woodcock
15
CHAPTER II Early Experiences
22
CHAPTER III My First Real Trapping Experience
28
CHAPTER IV Some Early Experiences
35
CHAPTER V Some Early Experiences Concluded
55
CHAPTER VI A Hunt on the Kinzua
68
CHAPTER VII My Last Hunt on the Kinzua
78
CHAPTER VIII Fred and the Old Trapper
93
CHAPTER XX Deer Hunt Turned Into a Bear Hunt
207
CHAPTER XXI Dog on the Trap Line
212
CHAPTER XXII Two Cases of Buck Fever
218
CHAPTER XXIII Partner a Necessity
223
CHAPTER XXIV A Few Words on Deadfalls
227
CHAPTER XXV Advice from a Veteran
232
CHAPTER XXVI The Screech of the Panther
244
CHAPTER XXVII Handling Raw Furs and Other Notes
249

CHAPTER IX Bears in 1870 ToDay Other Notes
103
CHAPTER X Incidents Connected with Bear Trapping
113
CHAPTER XI Pacific Coast Trip
119
CHAPTER XII Some Michigan Trips
125
CHAPTER XIII Hunting and Trapping in Cameron County Pa in 1869
133
CHAPTER XIV Hunting and Trapping in Cameron County
141
CHAPTER XV Trapping and Bee Hunting
162
CHAPTER XVI Hits and Misses on the Trail
183
CHAPTER XVII Lost in the Woods
188
CHAPTER XVIII Traps and Other Hints for Trappers
193
CHAPTER XIX Camps and Camping
203
CHAPTER XXVIII The Passing of the Fur Bearer
258
CHAPTER XXIX Destruction of Game and Game Birds
265
CHAPTER XXX Southern Experiences on the Trap Line
274
CHAPTER XXXI On the Trap and Trot Line in the South Fall of 1912
281
CHAPTER XXXII Trapping in Alabama
288
CHAPTER XXXIII Some Early Experiences
296
CHAPTER XXXIV The White Deer
302
CHAPTER XXXV A Day of Luck
306
CHAPTER XXXVI A Mixed Bag
311
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Woodcock worked the "trap line" for more than a half-century, and was a faithful contributor to Hunter, Trader, and Trapper magazine for a decade. In his later years Woodcock became an advocate for more stringent hunting and trapping laws, and believed conservation was the answer to the declining population of all game animals. In his more than fifty years, Woodcock never hunted illegally or out of season.

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