Chiploquorgan; Or, Life By The Camp Fire In Dominion Of Canada And Newfoundland

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byRichard Lewes Dashwood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... donica rangiferina) also on lichen, and the moss that hangs in festoons from the firs and tamaracs. In summer they will browse on leaves. During winter when the snow is deep, they dig down several feet with their hoofs to get at the white moss, and not with their horns,--long since cast,--as has been erroneously stated. On one occasion when hunting near the head waters of the Washademoak, I stalked some cariboo, on a very still day, and when there was a bad crust on the snow, which made a crackling with every step. The snow was deep, and the animals, who were hard at work digging for moss, made so much noise with their hoofs, that I was enabled to approach unheard. In summer time the old stags are solitary. The does are accompanied by their fawns, and sometimes by young stags. At the approach of the rutting season in September, cariboo congregate in herds, each of which has a master stag, who fights all interlopers. When winter sets in, the big stags herd toge ther, the small stags still remaining with the does. The principal resort of these animals is in the neighbourhood of barrens, or in open woods of scrubby spruce or pitch pine, where grows the white moss, their favourite food. There are large tracts in New Brunswick answering to this description; though in the absence of fir growth they are frequently found in hard wood ridges, but from the comparative" scarcity of food in such places, they are never in such good condition as when found in the vicinity of barrens. Cariboo never remain stationary in one place like moose, but are always wandering about from plain to plain, revisiting the same spots at intervals. No one, therefore, need be disheartened when hunting these animals, at not seeing fresh tracks, provided there be old ones, as the herds are al...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... donica rangiferina) also on lichen, and the moss that hangs in festoons from the firs and tamaracs. In summer they will browse o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021769571X

ISBN - 13:9780217695718

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