19 May 2014

Pigeon Harvest at LaCrosse and Sparta

Some idea of the pigeons to be found in this section may be had from the fact that one man, twelve miles south of LaCrosse, has with a net this season taken over thirty thousand, all of which have been sold in this city. He has two thousand on hand for the shooting match tomorrow. Another man in Sparta, seventy-eight miles from here, has caught and sold over eighteen hundred dollars' worth this season. The price they bring — four dollars a hundred by the quantity — makes pigeon catching rather profitable. It is fun for the men, but very bad for the pigeons. — LaCrosse Democrat.

July 8, 1864. Pigeons. Fremont Journal 12(27): 3, new series.