After reading our July issue of the H. T. T., the best sporting magazine ever, and noting Mr. F. Potter's good word for the little 20 gauge, was tempted to join in on the "Hurrah! for the 20 gauge." My husband being a great out-of-doors man, fond of hunting and hiking and by no means a poor shot, presented me with a 20 gauge Winchester pump as a Christmas gift, which I have certainly enjoyed taking out, oft-times alone, to try my luck on grey squirrels, rabbits and other small game.
It is not too heavy for a lady hunter, and, by the way. why do we not hear more from the lady followers of Diana? Surely in these days when women are sharing more in the manly sports there must be some with interesting stories to tell of the camp fire, or the wooded hill side. Come on girls, lets join in.
My husband and I have often gone out, he carrying his 30-Ofi and I the 20 gauge and done our 15 and 20 miles with no complaint of being all "tired out" to offer at "The End of a Perfect Day." He gets the big ones during the deer season with his 30 and sure thinks it a bit of all right gun.
Just a word now about Oregon. We have our valleys, where the China Pheasant abound, numerous mountain streams, lakes and rivers tilled with trout, salmon and steelhead, to tempt the angler, but best of all are our heavily timbered mountains where deer, cougar and bear are to be found, and what could be more pleasant to the nature lover than a day spent tramping the woods and over these beautiful evergreen clad hills, with a good gun and a real Buddy? Under foot Mother Nature has carpeted the ground with soft springy mosses, while ferns of every description grow rank along the trail. Truly all the joy gained does not come from the amount of game procured, some fresh venison, a nice fat grouse, a squirrel or a rabbit is not to be despised, as an evening meal, when two buddies come into camp hungry and tired.
Nina Adams, Oregon.
Hunter-Trader-Trapper. October: 1921,
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