The snipe was a popular game bird in the early 1900s, but its popularity led to its being heavily hunted. Between 1941 and 1954, snipe hunting season was closed nationally. Although the snipe has never regained its popularity among sportsmen, it remains a challenging bird to hunt. Snipe are found in a variety of habitats, and they generally prefer wet ones, including waterfowl impoundments, freshwater marshes, boggy agricultural fields, and wet cow pastures. Trask describes how to eat snipe and a hunting technique called the Snipe Shuffle.