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For Little Folks

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Chettie Ager of Lmccln, Neb., a 10year-old boy, handles a rifle and shotgun with a precisión most remarkable for a lad of his age. He is a fisher lad besides being a hunter, and when 8 years old hooked and landed a five pound pickerel liko a veteran, using a seven ounce split bamboo rod to do the trick. A sportsnian's paper tells how Dawson Olmstead of Corry, Pa. , hooked and landed a sis pound black bass at Pigeon Lake, Canada. The fust rush the fish made broke the rod's tip and made the boy yell from excitemont, bnt one of the party "held him by the legs as he stood on the seat of the boat so he couldn't tumble overboord while he ylayed the üsh till it caine np gasping and tired out, when we landed it. ' ' George Pardy of Northwood, N. Y., was 15 years old last August. A yeax ago he was watching a deer runway with a man having a 32 caliber rifle. No deer carne. George and the man had started for home, when a deer carne into sight 15 rods away. The boy shot and hit the deer in the nose three inches from the brain. The deer turned and ran "like greased lightuing. " The shell in the 32 stuefc. Meantime the man had stood "yawping like a tired dog" with a 40-G0 repeater in his hands. George grabbed this rifle and fired. The deer's shoulder gave way, and, after trotting a bit, the animal lay down with its head up. George flred again but missed. Then taking his 32 again, he ran up to the deer and put a bullet through its heart. There were 14 men out that day, but George got the only ■deer seen or


Ann Arbor Argus
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