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Wolf Hunt

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Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 3/13/2011 at 18:38:25

Dubuque Daily Times, December 18, 1857

Wolf Hunt

The Muscatine Journal speaks of a wolf hunt on the Cedar Bottom in Muscatine County. The people on Mr. Sumnerís farm, were awaked by wolves howling around and fighting with the dogs. Mr. Sumnerís oldest son, Robert, got up and scared them away with a shot from his rifle. Soon, however, one of them returned and chased a small dog to the door. Robert shot at the wolf, but missed. After the wolf was gone they again went to bed, but before a great while they jumped up again, for a wolf was at the dogs once more. The dog was barking furiously at the wolf, and as they got to the door they saw the wolf chasing the dog towards them. The wolf came within three steps of the door and stopped in a crouching attitude. Robert fired at the wolf and hit him in the left shoulder. The wolf ran about two hundred steps and dropped dead.


 

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