Originally published in London 1906. William Carnegie was a well known sportsman of the late 1800's with a vast knowledge of gamekeeping and vermin control. He wrote several books on trapping and many articles for the sporting press of that era. The contents of this book include: The Gamekeeper; His Rights and Duties - Ground Vermin - The Polecat - The Stoat - The Weasel - The Capture of Polecats, Stoats, and Weasels - The General Details of Vermin Trapping - Poaching Cats - Rats - The Hedgehog - Winged Vermin - Ravens - Crows - Jackdaws - Magpies and Jays - Hawks and Owls . The book is well illustrated with pictures of various animal and bird traps with instructions for use and manufacture.
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