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

Henry Edwards Davis (1879–1966) all started his searching 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 flavor for the search at an early age. In later years he turned a popular sportsman and specialist on carrying firearms. released right here for this primary time after a four-decade-long hiatus, his choice of southern looking stories describes his many studies in pursuit of turkeys, deer, geese, and partridges during the fields, forests, and swamps of South Carolina’s Pee Dee zone. His memoir deals a lucid firsthand account of a time ahead of paved roads and river-spanning bridges had penetrated the agricultural stretches of Williamsburg and Florence counties, whilst searching used to be nonetheless one in every of 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 prior to the yankee Revolution to his occasions within the first half the 20 th century.

Davis, a gourmand of good wearing firearms, additionally chronicles his own stories with a protracted line of rifles and shotguns, starting together with his first “Old Betsy,” a fourteen-gauge, cap-lock muzzleloader, and later with a number of the most interesting 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 through retired lowcountry video game warden Ben McC. Moïse and that includes a foreword via outdoors author Jim Casada, Davis’s memoir is a worthy account of searching lore and old firearms, in addition to a list of evolving cultural attitudes and fiscal stipulations in post-Reconstruction South Carolina and of the practices that gave upward push to trendy usual conservation efforts.

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