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An Organized Sport?


April 24, 2019

I was recently reminded of this story and thought I would repeat it for you. One of the most exhilarating sports known in the west a hundred years ago was hunting Jack Rabbits! Such was the tale told in an 1887 newspaper story I recently read.

This item told this tale of Easterners who had come to our area for a game hunt. By that time the buffalo was virtually hunted out, and I suppose this was seen as a likely sport. Imagine a set of racing greyhounds held on a leash, followed by a dozen or so hunters on horseback, starting out on a freezing winter morning when there is at least an inch o...

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