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

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

ISBN-10: 1570038635

ISBN-13: 9781570038631

Henry Edwards Davis (1879–1966) all started his looking adventures as a boy driving within the saddle together 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 quest at an early age. In later years he grew to become a popular sportsman and professional on carrying firearms. released right here for this primary time after a four-decade-long hiatus, his number of southern looking stories describes his many reports in pursuit of turkeys, deer, geese, and partridges throughout the fields, forests, and swamps of South Carolina’s Pee Dee quarter. 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, while searching was once nonetheless considered one of 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 ahead of the yank Revolution to his occasions within the first 1/2 the 20 th century.

Davis, a gourmet of excellent carrying firearms, additionally chronicles his own stories with an extended line of rifles and shotguns, starting together with his first “Old Betsy,” a fourteen-gauge, cap-lock muzzleloader, and later with a few of the most interesting sleek American and British shotguns. He describes to boot a number of small-bore rifles, a lot of which he assembled himself, bedding the barrels and activities in hand-carved stocks.

Edited via retired lowcountry online game warden Ben McC. Moïse and that includes a foreword via open air author Jim Casada, Davis’s memoir is a important account of looking lore and old firearms, in addition to a checklist of evolving cultural attitudes and fiscal stipulations in post-Reconstruction South Carolina and of the practices that gave upward thrust to trendy ordinary conservation efforts.

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