Great Sport in Canadian Wilderness, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-05


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GREAT SPORT IN CANADIAN WILDERNESS SARATOGA. N. Y., November 4. Three moose, one deer and several immense catches of fish, together with- a glorious time viewing the beautiful scenery deep within the heart of a Canadian wilderness, summarizes tlie material benefits of the hunting, trip which several men prominent in this section enjoyed recently. Mayor Harry E. Pettee, George Pettee, Lyman Pettee, Dr. Leslie Van Schoonlioven, Norman Ross and Dr. G. Scott Towne made up tlie party. Mayor Harry Pettee killed the largest moose of the three taken by the party. Tlie spread or its antlers measured fifty-two inches. Dr. G. Scott Towne killed a moose the spread of whose nntlers measured forty inches. The third moose was killed by Norman Ross and was a young bull. It was so young that Mr. Ross decided not to have tlie horns mounted. Mr. Tottcc and Dr. Towne, however, an; having the heads of their prey mounted. In addition to the moose. Mayor Pettee also killed a deer. Striking out from Mont Juli, the party visited tlie Mongntais Fisli and Game Club in the heart of the. forest and set fortli from -there a distance of more than forty miles into tlie wilds. All of the hunting was done in the Province of Quebec All stages of civilization were seen by the members of the party, one of them says. And as the hunters went farther and farther into tlie wilderness tlie stages of civilization became almost prehistoric, until when the heart of tlie forest was reached civilization ceased altogether. Dr. Toivne, a member of the party, said that twenty-two moose and several deer were sighted by them, while, partridges were as thick as flies. Tlie fishing was excellent. In three hours one day, Dr. Towne said, he .caught 108 largo trout. The party returned home from Montreal in automobiles.

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