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In 1847, novelist William Gilmore Simms made a trip with professional game-hunters in the North Carolina mountains and later related his adventures in a book. Each professional hunter had several guns and a kennel of dogs. Usually, the hunter injured an animal with a single shot and then allowed his dogs to fight it while he finished it off while a gaming knife. The professional hunters tracked all manner of animals but would not hunt panther because of their legendary fierceness.
This article looks nationalism and sectionalism as it was defined by editor of the magazine Old South, William Gilmore Simms, who put himself on record as both a nationalist and a sectionalist and maintained that his position was not only logical but inevitable.