Animals: Hit & Run

Almost any careful gunner can make a rough estimate of how many gamebirds he has hit but failed to bag. Paul L. Errington and Logan J. Bennett, wild life researchers of Iowa State College, wanted something more accurate. Last autumn they got some Iowa wardens and picked hunters to keep track of hits and losses. They present their findings in the September Outdoor Life.

Their waterfowl data are based on 1,315 ducks killed or wounded by 106 hunters. Most losses came in pass shooting (from dry land near water), at which crack shots...

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