Image from page 84 of “In the Maine woods” (1917)
Title: In the Maine woods
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company
Subjects: Railroad travel
Publisher: Bangor, Me. : Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Co.
Contributing Library: Northeastern University, Snell Library
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s are the finest of trophies.Next to deer, come the big black bears which are multiplyingrapidly since the removal of the bounty. They frequently exceedfive hundred pounds in weight and notwithstanding their apparentclumsiness, they are crafty and quick to elude pursuers, so that tobring one down indicates skill as a woodsman. Foxes, red, gray Hunting in the Maine Woods 79 and black, are frequently shotand bobcat and lynx are notuncommon. Along the shoresof streams, mink, otter andfisher are frequently found.The bird hunter will findpartridges in great plentitude.Other feathered game includewoodcock, snipe, black ducks,mallards, shell drakes andwild geese. Deer are commonly seenduring the warm weather instreams and coves, somecanoeists having countedthem by dozens during ex-tended cruises. With the de-parture of summer and theapproach of cooler weather,the deer take to traveling.Before long the leaves beginto fall, the autumnal drynessprevails and the woods be-come more or less noisy.
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A Tame Deer at the Forks of MachiasCamps—Photo by Henry Raflford Prizes of the First Snow—Photo byHenry Raftord The deer, alert for everysound, takes flight at the rust-ling of twigs or perhaps thecrackle of the dry leaves andis off in a twinkling. Later,the October rains wet theleaves and underbrush andconditions are materiallychanged and the coming ofthe early snow means evengreater advantage for thehuntsman. Then it is easierto know the presence of gameand to follow their tracks.Some bucks weigh threehundred pounds, while othersfrequently tip the scales attwo hundred. The tables showing thegame shipments from various 80 In the ^Iaine Woods
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