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By Henry Edwards Davis,Ben McC. Moïse,Jim Casada

ISBN-10: 1570038635

ISBN-13: 9781570038631

Henry Edwards Davis (1879–1966) begun his looking adventures as a boy driving within the saddle along with his father on foxhunts and deer drives within the corporation of accomplice cavalry veterans. Born on Hickory Grove Plantation in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, Davis built his style for the search at an early age. In later years he turned a well known sportsman and professional on wearing firearms. released right here for this primary time after a four-decade-long hiatus, his choice of southern looking stories describes his many stories in pursuit of turkeys, deer, geese, and partridges in the course of the fields, forests, and swamps of South Carolina’s Pee Dee quarter. His memoir bargains a lucid firsthand account of a time prior to paved roads and river-spanning bridges had penetrated the agricultural stretches of Williamsburg and Florence counties, whilst searching was once nonetheless one in all a southerner’s leader social actions. With a sportsman’s curiosity and a historian’s interest, Davis intersperses his looking narratives with stories of the region’s wealthy historical past, from prior to the yank Revolution to his occasions within the first half the 20 th century.

Davis, a gourmet of excellent carrying firearms, additionally chronicles his own reports with a protracted line of rifles and shotguns, starting along with his first “Old Betsy,” a fourteen-gauge, cap-lock muzzleloader, and later with a few of the best smooth American and British shotguns. He describes to boot a number of small-bore rifles, lots of which he assembled himself, bedding the barrels and activities in hand-carved stocks.

Edited through retired lowcountry online game warden Ben McC. Moïse and that includes a foreword by means of outside author Jim Casada, Davis’s memoir is a worthy account of looking lore and old firearms, in addition to a list of evolving cultural attitudes and monetary stipulations in post-Reconstruction South Carolina and of the practices that gave upward push to trendy traditional conservation efforts.

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