As if hunting for profit, night hunting for either pleasure or gain and professional hunting generally had no importance, writers of books have contented themselves with dwelling on the study and presentation of matters relating solely to the men who hunt for sport only. Even then the Fox Chase and Bird Hunting has been the burden of the greater percent of such books.
The title of this book quotes its object. To tell something of night hunting, and especially to suggest how the ever necessary dog can best be selected, trained, maintained and utilized, is the consideration of first importance. To round out the subject all forms of hunting will receive some notice, and the various breeds of dogs will be so far dealt with, that their value and usefulness in their given fields may be determined. Best of all, the contents of this volume are based on the opinions and declarations of men who have had years of experience in the matters on which they presume to write. The Compiler does not assume authorship, the matter herein being very largely from articles which have appeared in Hunter-Trader-Trapper and elsewhere. Credit is hereby extended and our thanks offered to all writers whose efforts contribute to the sum total of this volume.
PART I--HUNTING DOGS.
I. Night Hunting II. The Night Hunting Dog--His Ancestry III. Training the Hunting Dog IV. Training the Coon Dog V. Training for Skunk, Opossum and Mink VI. Wolf and Coyote Hunting VII. Training for Squirrels and Rabbits VIII. Training the Deer Hound IX. Training--Specific Things to Teach X. Training--Random Suggestions from Many Sources
PART II--BREEDING AND CARE OF DOGS.
XI. Selecting the Dog XII. Care and Breeding XIII. Breeding (Continued) XIV. Breeding (Continued) XV. Peculiarities of Dogs and Practical Hints XVI. Ailments of the Dog
PART III--DOG LORE.
XVII. Still Trailers vs. Tonguers--Music XVIII. The Dog on the Trap Line XIX. Sledge Dogs of the North
PART IV--THE HUNTING DOG FAMILY.
XX. American Fox Hounds XXI. The Beagle, Dachshund and Basset Hounds XXII. Pointers and Setters. Spaniels XXIII. Terriers--Airedales XXIV. Scotch Collies. House and Watch Dogs XXV. A Farmer Hunter--His Views XXVI. Table of Technical Terms
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