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To all hunters, something to keep in mind

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by eagles405, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. eagles405

    eagles405

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    A Fathers Advice

    If a sportsman true you'd be
    Listen carefully to me...

    Never, never let your gun
    Pointed be at anyone.
    That it may unloaded be
    Matters not the least to me.

    When a hedge or fence you cross
    Through of time it cuase a loss
    From your gun the cartridge take
    For the greater safety sake.

    If twixt you and neighboring gun
    Bird shall fly or beast may run
    Let this maxim ere be thine
    "Follow not across the line."

    Stops and beaters oft unseen
    Lurk behind some leafy screen.
    Calm and steady always be
    "Never shoot where you can't see."

    You may kill or you may miss
    But at all times think of this:
    "All the Pheasants ever bred
    Won't repay for one man dead.

    Written byMark Beaufoy of Coombe House,
    Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, in 1902 on presenting his eldest son, Henry Mark, with his first gun. Permission to reproduce this in the "boy's life" magizine from the authers granddaughter Mrs. P.M. Guild. I hope she won't mind me putting it here.

    Hope ya'll like this. I thought it was really good.
    Eagles405
     
  2. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    Also used by Ruger in some older gun magazine ads; I memorized it a few years ago.