A NEW JERSEY HUNTER
Here is a letter I hope will be published in the best magazine for sportsmen. I am going to tell you about my supply of guns, which I think is a good one. To begin with, the first rifle I had was a Belgium Twentieth Century, .22 caliber, single shot. It was an accurate shooter and I shot many rabbits and squirrels with it; but when I heard about the "repeater" I bought a .22 caliber Savage Auto Model 1903, which is also a fine shooter. It has a Simplex rear sight, which can be set to shoot up to 500 yards. I have picked off a blackbird at one hundred yards with it and killed it instantly. It was also fine for hunting squirrels, which jump among the topmost limbs of the trees. I also have a double-barrel shotgun, 12-gauge, Stevens make, which is also good to catch ducks, crows and hawks with while flying.
For game we have a fair amount of rabbits and squirrels, a few muskrats, plenty of weasels, a few skunks and opossum. Mink are nearly extinct, but occasionally a good hunter or trapper gets a few in a season.
From a Brother Sportsman.
Fur, News. Fur News, January 1916.
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