Sport: BIG HUNT WITHOUT KILLS

FROM the deep-frozen midriff of Canada to the near-tropical bottoms of the Rio Grande, an unusual army of 8,000 or more hunters scoured the continent last week. Theirs was a gentle but rugged sport: they were afield from dawn till dark, slogging "Over hill, over dale,/ Thorough bush, thorough brier/Over park, over pale,/Thorough flood, thorough fire . . ." in pursuit of their quarry. When the chase was over, the hunters had no trophies to show, for they did their hunting with nothing more deadly than binoculars and telescopes. They were devotees of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!