Sportsmen shoot migrating hawks, kill 300 in single day

1929 CEPennsylvania, USA

“Chilled by the early October winds, many thousand hawks are sweeping past the mountain pinnacle, inviting extermination, a challenge that has been accepted by local sportsmen and hunters who are shooting hundreds every favorable day. Impressed by the unusual opportunity to wipe out thousands of enemies to bird and game life in the state, a Pottsville sportsman today urged local hunters to cooperate in killing hawks . . . 300 hawks were killed last Friday.”

“Sportsmen Shoot Migrating Hawks. Pottsville Hunters Knock Down Pests from Point of Vantage in Blue Mountains.Kill 300 in Single Day,” Pottsville Journal, October 1929.

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