Bear Hunters of 1836, The
DESCRIPTION: "'Twas in December's dreary month, The snow lay on the ground, When Wasgatt, traveling in the woods, A track of bears he found." Wasgatt and Co. gather their guns, go to the bears' den, and shoot the lot -- and are declared to be brave as Putnam
AUTHOR: Levi C. Dunn? (source: Eckstorm/Smyth-MinstrelsyOfMaine)
EARLIEST DATE: 1900 (Bar Harbor Record, according to Eckstorm/Smyth-MinstrelsyOfMaine)
KEYWORDS: hunting animal
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Eckstorm/Smyth-MinstrelsyOfMaine, pp. 366-368. "The Bear Hunters of 1836" (1 text)
NOTES [22 words]: I can't say I'm impressed. Shooting a sleeping bear is supposed to be a difficult feat?
This is item dH34 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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