A Great Squirrel Hunt lately came off at Northampton, Massachusetts. The sportsmen were divided into two parties of 50 each one headed by Col. Thayer, the other by Major Cook. The Colonel's party came off the winner, having killed between six and seven hundred the most. The following is the list of game produced by both parties:
Foxes 5, Grey Squirrels 555, Red do. 3157, Striped do. 2442, Wood Peckers 728, Flying Squirrels 6, Raccoons 38, Crows 35, Hawks 23, Larks 2, Owls 32, Blue Jays 529, Weasels 3, Partridges 130, Muskrats 69, Woodchuck 1, Rabbits 68, Woodcocks 3, Pigeons 58, Ducks 2.
Making a total, as usually counted by sporting parties, of over nineteen thousand! Hand over the hat. Waterbury Amer.