15 May 2014

Pidgeon Shooting in Pennsylvania

On Wednesday (says the Wilksbarre Gleaner) Mr. Luther Thornton killed 167 pidgeons at 10 shots. The heavens were for an hour almost darkened by the flocks driven from the beech woods by the late snow storm.

April 8, 1815. Pidgeon shooting. Farmer's Cabinet 13(28): 2.