We learn there are immense numbers of pigeons in the vicinity of the city, in every direction. The Express on Tuesday says: We are informed by a market man, this morning, that there was an immense number of wild pigeons to be found about two miles and a half from Hoboken, in New Jersey. They are in the finest condition and so abundant as to break down the trees upon which they alight. One man, before breakfast, a short time since, succeeded in killing no less than three hundred. The younger sportsmen of our city never had a better opportunity to ignite a few pounds of powder.
And the Brooklyn Advertiser of the same day says: The woods from Flatbush to Fort Hamilton and Bath are swarming with wild pigeons. A sportsman that cannot shoot sixty within the hour is considered but a poor shot. Pigeon pie is a fashionable dish in the state of Long Island, just now.September 17, 1847. Pigeons. Huntington Long Islander 9(6): 2.