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Men in the woods with guns

Wilbur “Bill” Hitchcock, with his trusty rifle, left Saturday, Nov. 9, 1912 for Bakers Mills where he plans to spend a week with his brother, Harry Hitchcock and hunt for deer. In the meantime his associates at the Warrensburgh News were planning for a venison supper as Bill is a dead shot.

A.E. Rice, of Troy, has the distinction of killing the largest deer reported in this area this season, a buck weighing 255 pounds which he shot near Kenyon Point at West Stony Creek. The deer’s horns had twelve points and spread 24 and a half inches. Mr. Rice will have the head and feet mounted.

William Vernon and Edward Mead of Pottersville returned from a hunting trip with two large bucks. Charles Mattison and John Cooper each killed a fine deer in Sodom.

Earl Herrick of Lewisville, Warrensburgh came home Saturday, Nov. 9, 1912 from the Reynolds and VanDusen camps at West Stony Creek where he had been hunting for several days. He killed a fine buck and a fox. Lee Orton and Albert Bennett joined the hunters on Saturday afternoon.

The hunting season will soon close and the poor deer can take a rest. Only half as many deer have been taken out so far as were transported last year in Bakers Mills.

News near and far

There was quite a flurry of snow Sunday, Nov. 17, 1912, giving us warning that winter is close at hand.

We are glad that some of our citizens are relieved of the awful strain due to the impending election, now that it is all over and Woodrow Wilson is safely in the White House, now everyone can take it easy.

A son was born to Mrs. Byron Duell of Bolton on Nov. 54, 1912. A son, Grover Clarence Kent was born in Bolton to Mrs. Grover Kent.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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