Shooting Simplified; A Concise Treatise On Guns And Shooting

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJames Dalziel Dougall

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... GKOUSE SHOOTING. There can hardly be a greater proof of the national fondness for field sports than the importance which is attached to the Twelfth Op August--the opening day of grouse shooting in Great Britain, as the twentieth of the same month is in Ireland. The red-grouse, Lagopus Scoticus, has been watched by thousands of persons interested, through all the incidents of the pairing, hatching, and rearing seasons, and has now reached the very climax of his fate. It is not too much to say, that the pursuit of this beautiful and gallant bird moves the very mainsprings of a great part of the higher branches of society, while to very many individuals its comparative plenty or scarcity is a matter of grave concern. During the whole spring and summer there is a stream of sportsmen setting into the North in quest of shooting quarters; towards the end of July this stream becomes a torrent--and it has even been whispered that Parliament itself is not unaffected by the strength of the current. About this time a hurrying on of the legislation, and that postponing to a future session, and indiscriminate throwing out altogether of numerous bills which has been aptly termed "the slaughter of the innocents," come round regularly with the season; and however grave the state of public matters may chance to be, somehow or other the sport of grouse shooting seems paramount to all questions. Of course, no hint of such a thing is ever given in the "houses of parliament assembled," but the fact remains the same nevertheless. In our northern cities, for some weeks previously to the Twelfth, countless pointers and setters may be seen being led about the public streets and in the neighbourhood of the shops of gunsmiths, who brighten up wonderfully about this season. Most of t...

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... GKOUSE SHOOTING. There can hardly be a greater proof of the national fondness for field sports than the importance which is at...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217048137

ISBN - 13:9780217048132

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