Pigeon Raising

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Outing publishing Company, 1913 - Pigeons - 113 pages
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Page 123 - Crossman, who is one of the best-known rifle experts in the country, takes up in detail the care and repair of the gun. He discusses such questions as The Present Development of the Gun — Tools for the Amateur — Rifle Barrels — Smooth Bore Barrels — Rifle Actions — Pistol and Gun Actions — Rennishing and Processing — The Stock, Sights and Aids to Accuracy.
Page 123 - Full instructions are given in the use of both revolver and target pistol, including shooting position, grip, position of arm, etc. The book is thoroughly illustrated with diagrams and photographs and includes the rules of the United States Revolver Association and a list of the records made both here and abroad.
Page 116 - ... Spraying — Harvesting and Storing — Markets and Marketing — Some Hints on Renovating Old Orchards — The Cost of Growing Apples. 5. THE AIREDALE, by Williams Haynes. The book opens with a short chapter on the origin and development of the Airedale, as a distinctive breed. The author then takes up the problems of type as bearing on the selection of the dog, breeding, training and use. The book is designed for the non-professional dog fancier, who wishes common sense advice which does not...
Page 124 - ... Holder. Mr. Holder covers the whole field of his subject devoting a chapter each to such fish as the tuna, the tarpon, amberjack, the sail fish, the yellow-tail, the king fish, the barracuda, the sea bass and the small game fishes of Florida, Porto Rico, the Pacific Coast, Hawaii, and the Phi-ippines.
Page 122 - HANDBOOKS as the author of books on Terriers. His new book is somewhat more ambitious in that it carries him into the general field of Selection of Breeds, The Buying and Selling of Dogs, The Care of Dogs in the Kennels, Handling in Bench Shows and Field Trials, and at considerable length into such subjects as food and feeding, exercise...
Page 122 - ... intensive methods in agriculture. This book is designed for the convenience of practical farmers who find themselves under the necessity of making a living out of high-priced land. 30. PRACTICAL DOG BREEDING, by Williams Haynes. This is a companion volume to PRACTICAL DOG KEEPING, described below. It goes at length into the fundamental questions of breeding, such as selection of types on both sides, the perpetuation of desirable, and the elimination of undesirable, qualities, the value of prepotency...
Page 116 - CAMP COOKERY, by Horace Kephart. "The less a man carries in his pack the more he must carry in his head," says Mr. Kephart. This book tells what a man should carry in both pack and head. Every step is traced — the selection of provisions and utensils, with the kind and quantity of each, the preparation of game, the building of fires, the cooking of every conceivable kind of food that the camp outfit or woods, fields or streams may provide even to the making of desserts, practice and long experience.
Page 122 - The arguments are illustrated with instances of what has been accomplished, both good and bad, in the case of wellknown breeds. 31. PRACTICAL DOG KEEPING, by Williams Haynes. Mr. Haynes is well known to the readers of the OUTING HANDBOOKS as the author of books on the terriers. His new book is somewhat more ambitious in that it carries him into the general field of selection of breeds, the buying and selling of dogs, the care of dogs in kennels, handling in bench shows and field trials, and at considerable...
Page 110 - ... the head unpicked. Care must be used not to break the skin. If the bird is well fattened the skin is not easily torn. The process of tweaking the neck also stretches the neck so it is not easily torn. If killed with the killing knife it is best to attach a weighted wire in the mouth. These wires are six inches long, hooked and pointed at the upper end, and weighted at the lower end with a piece of lead the size of a small walnut. As soon as the first man finishes killing he starts in to pluck...
Page 67 - HAVE alluded to the extreme sensitiveness of the high-bred pigeon. It was my pleasure to sit for hours at a time on a camp stool in my pigeon yards and study the faces and motions of my feathered beauties. I found them capable of expressing all the emotions of human beings; love, hatred, forgiveness, sympathy, horror, disdain, remorse, charity, jealousy, avarice, vanity, tenderness, lasting affection, fickleness, domesticity, a love of gadding and gossip, dignity and reticence, sarcasm, and a love...

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