This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
By Mr. John Mortimer Murphy. New York: Orange Judd Company. No sportsman need be told that hunting is one of the fine arts - not fine in a particularly aesthetic sense, but an art which requires a fine touch of good judgment as well as of experience to pursue it successfully. Yet there are few works which treat of this art. It is strange that there have not been more. This one will surely have a good sale. It treats especially of wild turkeys, grouse, sage-cock, ptarmigan, quails, swans, geese, ducks, woodcocks, snipes, bay-birds, rails, pigeons, and many others. It describes the habits and ways of these several creatures from the hunter's standpoint, explaining the various modes of trapping as well as the use of the gun.