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- n. Tetrao tetrix, the black grouse.
A highly interesting account of the ludicrous actions and insensibility to fear of the capercailzie, and blackgame, when courting (and through which they are easily shot), is given by a writer on Norway in the Field of March 27, 1875; and this brings us to the greatest of all aids for the procuring of specimens -- I mean the shot-gun and rifle.
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
It is an interest not uncommon with old soldiers -- that is why they often write such incredibly dull memoirs -- and after allowing him a number of sporting digressions in the direction of a Lochanillaun pike and the altogether admirable blackgame shooting at Roscarna, which, he assured me, was better than anything in the west except Lord Dudley's shoot on the
By today’s standards he was a game hog: he blithely noted that he and his party once “easily obtained our limit of 800 brace of grouse and blackgame,” killed “eighteen stags in ten days’ stalking,” and on a good day, in the morning caught “a salmon of 12 pounds,” while after lunch “three good stags were killed.”