A Southern Sportsman: The Hunting Memoirs of Henry Edwards by Henry Edwards Davis,Ben McC. Moïse,Jim Casada PDF

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

Henry Edwards Davis (1879–1966) begun his searching adventures as a boy using 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 popular sportsman and professional on wearing firearms. released the following for this primary time after a four-decade-long hiatus, his number of southern searching stories describes his many reports in pursuit of turkeys, deer, geese, and partridges during the fields, forests, and swamps of South Carolina’s Pee Dee sector. His memoir bargains a lucid firsthand account of a time earlier than 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 searching narratives with stories of the region’s wealthy background, from sooner than the yank Revolution to his instances 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 the various best smooth American and British shotguns. He describes besides a number of small-bore rifles, lots of which he assembled himself, bedding the barrels and activities in hand-carved stocks.

Edited by way of retired lowcountry video game warden Ben McC. Moïse and that includes a foreword through outdoors author Jim Casada, Davis’s memoir is a important account of looking lore and ancient firearms, in addition to a checklist of evolving cultural attitudes and monetary stipulations in post-Reconstruction South Carolina and of the practices that gave upward thrust to fashionable traditional conservation efforts.

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