Birds of Nebraska: Newspaper Accounts, 1854-1923

October 24, 1878. Omaha Daily Herald 14(12): 8.

The Fall Hunt.

The Sportsmen's Club Return With Their Game.

Annual Supper at the Withnell House To-night.

The sportsmen who participated in the annual fall hunt of the Omaha Sportsmen's Club, reported at Collins & Petty's gun store with their game yesterday. From the fact that a large number failed to go out, the results in game are smaller than usual. The hunt, according to the custom of the Club, was "man against man," where a man failed to participate in the hunt his opponent's game counting nothing. The annual supper will be given this evening at the Withnell House by the defeated side.

The game killed, as appearing in the appended record of the hunt, scores as follows: Hawks, 5; owls, 5; mallard ducks, 2; gadwall, ruddy, widgeon, red head, pin tail and wood duck and Wilson snipe and Virginia rail, 2; spoon bill, scaup, shoveller, teal, bald pate, and merganser, ducks, and quail, yellowshank and red-breast snipe, and sora rail, 1.

J.W. Petty-eleven mallard ducks, eight gadwall ducks, seventeen widgeon ducks, five red head ducks, two spoon-bill ducks, twenty-one teal ducks, and one hawk-121.

S.B. Hathaway-one mallard duck, four red-head ducks, five widgeon ducks, one ruddy duck, one scaup duck, one shoveller duck, two merganser ducks, five Wilson snipe-37.

B.E.B. Kennedy-three mallard ducks, one gadwall duck, one shoveller duck, one teal duck, foud hooded merganser ducks, two hawks, seven Wilson snipe-41.

J. Budd-three mallard ducks, one bald pate duck, two scaup ducks, one merganser duck, one teal duck, one owl-20.

Z. Taylor-six mallard ducks, three shoveller ducks, eleven teal ducks, four bald pate ducks, six Wilson snipe, two hawks-62.

M.W. Kennedy-eight mallard ducks, five gadwell ducks, four widgeon ducks, two hooded merganser ducks, two teal ducks, one Wilson snipe-48.

Dr. J.W. Peabody-sixteen mallard ducks, three wood ducks, one gadwell duck, six Wilson snipe, one hawk-73.

Peter Windheim-one mallard duck, two bald-pate ducks, nine teal ducks, two Wilson snipe, one yellow-shank-21.

D.C. Sutphen-one shoveller duck, one Wilson snipe-2.

H.W. Yates-three hawks-15.

Byron Reed, Ben Smith and Judge Lake did not go out.

Patrick's Side.

Wm. Preston-21 mallard ducks, 17 gadwell, 6 widgeon, 1 pin-tail, 3 wood duck, 2 shovelers, 5 teal, 8 red breast snipe, 10 yellow shanks, 1 hawk-147.

R.N. Withnell-8 mallard ducks, 5 gadwell, 1 wood, 1 red-head, 1 scaup, 1 teal, 1 Wilson snipe, 1 Virginia rail, 8 sora, 2 hawks-49.

John Withnell-four mallard ducks, one wood duck, one scaup duck, two bald pate ducks, two shoveller ducks, two teal, one merganser-24.

George Milles, S.B. Sacket, Wm. Hughes, J. Thurston, B. Furay, George Turall, T.L. Kimball, E.C. Oneghame, V.H. Coffman, did not go out.

  • Patrick
  • Preston
  • Mills
  • Sackett
  • R.N. Withnell
  • Hughes
  • John Withnell
  • Thurston
  • Furay
  • Thrall
  • McShane
  • Kimball
  • Coffman
  • Total
  • -
  • 147
  • -
  • -
  • 49
  • -
  • 24
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • 220
  • Petty
  • Hathaway
  • Kennedy, B.E.B.
  • Budd
  • Taylor
  • Smith
  • M.W. Kennedy
  • Peabody
  • Windheim
  • Sutphen
  • Yates
  • Reed
  • Lake
  • Total
  • 121
  • 37
  • 41
  • 20
  • 62
  • -
  • 48
  • 73
  • 21
  • 2
  • 15
  • -
  • -
  • 441