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Professional Hunters of the French Broad

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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.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 8, Jan 1982, p13-14, 56, il