Chesapeake Bay Duck Guns, Daily Racing Form, 1918-12-13


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CHESAPEAKEBAY DUCKGUNS BALTIMORE M 1 Iioenilcr 12 During the early part of October 1917 the Maryland depart ¬ ment of game received a report to the effect that these guns were being gotten in shape to put on dredge boats to be taken to Chesapeake Bay where they were to be put ashore and itsed in skiffs or sneakboats for night duck shooting shootingOn On the night of October 30 Chief Game Warden Lecompte took Deputy Canio Warden I L Hurley with him in a machine ami visited the section where the information came from They found one Bun secreted in a smokehouse Tim next one was found at a house where the owner was absent and whose wife admitted that her husband owned a pun in partnership with a neighbor but refused to divulge where the piece of ordnance was kept After keptAfter quite a search the wennou was found under a bed in an upstairs room andwrapped up in bur ¬ lap lapThe The information told of still another huge fovtl inguiece across the bay whither the two men went armed with warrants and also automatic revolvers revolversNo No one was found at the first house searched but upon thorough investigation at another home a big gun was found secreted in a closet 4 The department has another famous gun in its possession by capture This is known as the Chap tico Bay gun and thousands of ducks and geese have been killed with it itAll All these fowlingpieces were loaded with molded shot much larger than BBs propelled by 18 drams of powder to the load loadOwing Owing to the indefatigable efforts of the game department the use of these deathdealing guns is playing out rapidly rapidlyIn In regard to the Chaptico gun it may be said that officials had been trying to capture it for ten years before it actually came into possession of the department It is looked upon as quite a trophy J M BELL

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