16 May 2014

Enormous Flocks of Wild Pigeons Knocked Down With Ease

We are informed by persons who arrived yesterday from Port Huron and Fort Gratiot, that the air is literally filled with pigeons, which fly in such immense numbers that a great quantity are daily killed with nothing but poles in the hands of inhabitants. They are knocked down with the greatest ease, as they fly low and in enormous flocks. Here is a fine chance for our amateur sportsmen, as the veriest novice cannot fail to bring down dozens at a shot. Hunters are daily killing them by thousands. — Detroit Free Press.

May 20, 1858. Pigeons. Stroudsburg Jeffersonian 18(22): 2.