10 January 2014

Electric Tower a Regular Game Trap

The electric tower at Fairfield is a regular game trap. One night recently ducks flew against it steadily for four hours, and dead birds dropped to the ground during all that time at the rate of one a minute. Another night the flight of birds was so great that the light was endangered, and it had to be shut off. The feathered victims were not all ducks, for snipe, snow-birds, etc., also dash into the light, and are either killed or maimed by the hundreds. The boys do a flourishing business in gathering up the slaughtered fowls.

November 24, 1882. [Electric tower a regular game trap.] Spirit Lake Beacon 12(52): 2.