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Friday, January 22, 2016

Deer Hunting Bonazana- 1867

The forests in the vicinity of New Kent Courthouse, always a famous resort for deer, are said to be filled with this favorite game to a greater extent the present season than ever. Large numbers have fallen at the crack of the huntsman's rifle, and a day or two since one expert killed two at once with a double hand gun.
-Alexandria Gazette- August 29, 1867

Deer are in New Kent to a greater extent this season than has been known for many years. A party of gentlemen residing in the vicinity of the court-house succeeded last week in killing five. Among the number was a noble buck weighing 143 pounds.
-Alexandria Gazette- November 7, 1867

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