Reflections of a Moose Hunter
Excerpt from Reflections of a Moose Hunter: A Personal Resume of the Serious, Picturesque, and Droll Aspects of Life in the Moose Country At a glance these pages are seen to include a wide diversity of themes and treatment. Without apparent sequence or provocation I have jumped from the substantial to the trivial, from the sublime to the jocose. Facts, fancies, events, and pleasantries are jumbled together and displayed in promiscuous verse and prose. However, I am sure the sportsmen who visit the woods and waterways appreciate these extremities of interests and find them to be the sum and substance of exhilarating days and cozy evenings. This little book, for the most part, is nothing more or less than a heterogeneous collection of personal impressions and simple achievements jotted down in the distant hunting camps of New Brunswick, where visions, however superficial, are plenty and constant. While many have met with greater successes in big game shooting than I am able here to record, few perhaps would bother their heads to tabulate such trifling occurrences and casual conceptions as I have assembled. My annual excursions to the silent forests and the rippling rivers of Canada have given instruction, sport, amusement, and rest. I have been my own bookkeeper, so to speak, and entered on my ledger the receipts of joyful experience. The investment has proved a wise one; I have cut my coupons of happiness and health, and each year extra dividends are declared. For my photographs I claim no credit, but to the neophyte they may indicate what any one can do with a little pocket kodak. Such results as are achieved by Mr. Chauncey J. Hawkins, the big game photographer, few of us may hope to equal, and to him I am grateful for the use of one or two views. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."