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EDITORS HERALD-CRIMSON: -Now that the shooting club is once more holding its matches it may not be amiss to say a few words in regard to the pleasure and benefits to be had from these shoots. The graduate who during his college course has devoted all his leisure time to mastering the art of rowint or of ball-playing, will find, although these sports afforded a healthful means of recreation while his student life lasted, that in after life they are of but little help in making the time pass more agreeably during the summer weeks spent in the country, where he yearly escapes the burdens of business or of a profession. For the chances are ten to one that after leaving college a man will never either sit in a shell or take part in a game of ball. Within easy reach of all our large cities, however, may be had good hunting, and he who had in his college days become a fair wing shot and acquired a taste for shooting will find open to him during his vacation a never ending means of enjoyment. Nothing will more refresh an overworked mind and body than a day spent with that zest which only a sportsman knows, after snipe and ducks in the marsh, or among woody haunts of ruffled grouse. It is almost needless to mention the pleasures of wing shooting, to recall the never-to-be-forgotten thrill of excitement when a grouse or bunch of quail rises with its whir, or, if the gunner is new at his work to speak of the mortification which follows a poor shot. He who has been out, be it ever so little, will remember these sensations. Proficiency in shooting on the wing is, of course, only to be had through practice; which practice is perhaps best afforded by the clay pigeon and glass ball sprung from a rotary trap.

The difference between shooting and the other sports practised at college is, that this one continues a means of enjoyment and health during the great part of a man's life, while on the other hand participation in nearly all the others ceases with a person's college days. MEMBER.

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