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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, No. 577

Saturday, November 24, 1832

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1832
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,604 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.9
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 493
Added to site: 2006.02.10 12722
Genre: Periodical

and the hunter is impatient or inexperienced, terrible conflicts ensue on such occasions. Another mode is to watch at night, in the neighbourhood of the salt-licks. These are spots where the earth is impregnated with saline particles, or where the salt-water oozes through the soil. Deer and other grazing animals frequent such places, and remain for hours licking the earth. The hunter secretes himself here, either in the thick top of a tree, or most generally in a screen erected for the purpose, and artfully concealed, like a mask-battery, with logs or green boughs. This practice is pursued only in the summer, or early in the autumn, in cloudless nights, when the moon shines brilliantly, and objects may be readily discovered. At the rising of the moon, or shortly after, the deer having risen from their beds approach the lick. Such places are generally denuded of timber, but surrounded by it; and as the animal is about to emerge from the shade into the clear moonlight, he stops, looks cautiously around and snu



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