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

Henry Edwards Davis (1879–1966) 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 constructed his style for the search at an early age. In later years he grew to become a well known sportsman and specialist on wearing firearms. released the following for this primary time after a four-decade-long hiatus, his selection 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 sooner than paved roads and river-spanning bridges had penetrated the agricultural stretches of Williamsburg and Florence counties, whilst looking 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 looking narratives with stories of the region’s wealthy historical past, from earlier than the yankee Revolution to his occasions within the first half the 20th century.

Davis, a gourmand of excellent carrying firearms, additionally chronicles his own studies 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 best smooth American and British shotguns. He describes to boot a bunch of small-bore rifles, a lot 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 via open air author Jim Casada, Davis’s memoir is a necessary account of looking lore and ancient firearms, in addition to a list of evolving cultural attitudes and financial stipulations in post-Reconstruction South Carolina and of the practices that gave upward push to fashionable common conservation efforts.

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