By Captain Flack
Captain Flack, identified for his columns within the box, released this checklist of the his stories of looking, capturing and fishing within the Southern states of the United States in 1866. beginning with an creation concerning the desert of the yank forests and lifestyles within the western prairies, the ebook is going directly to checklist the usual historical past of mammals and game-birds within the South. It presents picture descriptions of the author's encounters with flora and fauna together with antelopes, bison, bears, wild turkeys, fish, alligators and snakes, in addition to bee searching. 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 might be stumbled on, including information regarding routes and prices. This special and enjoyable account presents attention-grabbing insights into Victorian social heritage and invaluable information at the ecology of the Southern states at the moment.
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This time it is too far back, and the bull continues his headlong career, though his bloodshot eyes indicate the mischievous bent of his mind, and the young warrior had best be on his guard. But the youth is vexed at his want of skill, and still presses on the game. Another shaft flies from the bow with lightning speed; and with equal agility the buffalo turns upon the hunter. But the brave steed is a more experienced bisonhunter than his rider, and at this critical moment saves his master's life.
Bleached skeletons of horses and mules that have died of thirst, are scattered over the dreary plain. But these desolate regions are not the true home of the buffalo. He prefers a land where food is plentiful, and his instinct generally guides him aright. HABITS OF THE BISON. 41 Over the boundless grassy plains the buffalo roams in vast herds, as far as the eye can reach, covering the whole landscape, till their diminished forms appear in the distance like so many black spots on the horizon. These prairies are the true buffalo-grounds, and on them the bison is hunted by white-man and red-skin.
With plenty of game at hand those prices gave us a living; and, for my own part, I fancy it was better to lead this wild life than to accumulate wealth in a certainly less agreeable and, perhaps, less just manner. I much regret that ever I left those hunting grounds to become once more a dweller in cities. D 34 THE BISON. CHAPTER II. THE BISON. TtlLGO BUFFALO—BOS AMERICANUS—TAURUS MEXICANTJS—BCEUF SAVAGE—AMERICAN BULL. T HE bison, or buffalo, is one of the noblest victims sacrificed to the love of sport.