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Excerpt from Records of Big GameThere are three main points the great-game sportsman generally wants to ascertain: - 1st, the name of his quarry- 2nd, how it compares in point of size with other specimens of the same species- and, 3rd, what is theMoreExcerpt from Records of Big GameThere are three main points the great-game sportsman generally wants to ascertain: - 1st, the name of his quarry- 2nd, how it compares in point of size with other specimens of the same species- and, 3rd, what is the extent of its geographical range. All these he will be able to ascertain from the present work.As in former editions, the finest known specimens of antlers, horns, tusks, and skins are, so far as possible, recorded. It is to be regretted that one pair of hands and a steel-tape are not responsible for the measurements of all the actual records. But it has been found impracticable in some instances to verify the measurements of trophies, especially in distant parts of the world- and such records must accordingly be taken on the responsibility of their respective owners or those who have been good enough to measure them. One of the many difficulties in connection with compilations of this nature is due to the circumstance that different measurements of the same specimen are sometimes received, this often arising from the use of a tape or string instead of a steel-measure.Great care has been taken with regard to the accuracy of the dimensions given- and, considering the number of measurements, it will be readily understood the task attempted has been one of no ordinary difficulty.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.