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Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper

Autobiography, experiences and observations of Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock during his fifty years of hunting and trapping.

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,949 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.6
LoC Categories: SK, CT
Downloads: 1,858
Added to site: 2010.10.13 29262

more balls and this was before the days of fixed ammunition.

When I came to the trap there was an ugly bear in it and he had the clog fast in some roots and among some fallen trees. After firing one shot at the Bear's head, which I missed, I then shot the two remaining balls into the bear's body with the only effect of making him more determined to get at me. I now cut a good club determined to put a quietus on Bruin in that manner but after landing several blows my knees began to feel weak. I gave up the job and returned home leaving Bruin in the trap feeling as well as he did when I first found him, so far as I was able to see. But when I returned the next morning with help and now with a regular gun we found Bruin nearly dead and helpless from the shots that I had given him the day before from the revolver.

I have met with other circumstances not quite so fascinating as those just related. At one time a young companion and I were camping and trapping several miles from home and several miles



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