Pigs Make Good "Deer" Tracks, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-09


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PIGS MAKE GOOD "DEER" TRACKS FITCHBUItG, Mass.. March 8. During the last open deer season in Massachusetts two hunters not familiar with the woods wanted a deer eacli and were so enthusiastic that a Fitchburg farmer turned their enthusiasm into cash and gave them a thrill for their money. "Seen any deer tracks?" they asked the farmer. That gave him an idea which lie immediately put into effect. He sent them to an opposite point on his farm where lie told them deer had a runway but "doubtless it was too late now to find them there." but they might see. "Toward evening," he remarked, "they invariably cross my fields to the north," and doubtless the hunters themselves "could find them by their trucks in the snow." He himself, lie added, was too busy to take them, but if they wanted the privilege of hunting deer with the chance of getting a shot they could have it for so and so much. Tlie men haggled, and finally the farmer agreed that he would not ask to be paid unless they saw deer tracks. A price was agreed upon and the hunters went to the runway whore deer was seen "in tlie evening." The farmer went home, put a couple of pigs in a wagon and started north. Arriving at a certain place lie let them run through the snow. On his return he met the city sportsmen and in response to their eager questions stated that he had seen tracks on tlie northern section of his farm and that they were on tlie right road. He took the money. Toward piglit fall the sportsmen passed his house and lie cm me out on his porch. "Any luck?" he asked. "No," they said, "but we saw the deer tracks. ;

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