19 May 2014

Quantities of Pigeons at Davenport Iowa

Every day our sportsmen bring in quantities of wild pigeons. They are killed out in the groves of the county, and the sport is said to be exciting. They are generally shot while flying singly, but sometimes respectable sized flocks give the hunter a chance of bagging a good many at one shot. They are mostly all young pigeons, and very fair eating as the know by repeated culinary experiments. This pigeon shooting is now nearly the only sport here. The river is too high for successful fishing, as numbers have found out this week.

June 8, 1861. Pigeons. Davenport Daily Gazette 7(190): 1.