The Detroit Free Press says, wild pigeons are very plenty in the woods back of that city. Wild rice was found in the crops of some of those taken from which the Free Press infers that they must have been flown 700 miles in less than 24 hours, as the rice is not found nearer that that distance, and it digests in 24 hours.April 4, 1850. Pigeons. Jeffersonian Republican 10(33): 2. Also in abbreviated extent on April 13, 1850 in the Sunbury American.