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Hints on Shore-Shooting: with a chapter on skinning and preserving Birds

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A GOOD sportsman, whether he knows it or not, must be more or less of a good naturalist, and this Mr. Harting is. His unpretending little book, therefore, certainly deserves mention here, and the more so since he has worthily won his spurs by making the group of birds most sought by the “shore-shooter” an especial subject of study. What he tells us is the result of his own observation, and is pleasantly told. What he does not tell us is whether “shore-shooting” has, with most people,—for we except him—any other raison d'être than the “fine-day-let's-go-and-kill-something” impulse. If not, we really do not see that there is much difference in principle between Pagham and Hurlingham.

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