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Identifier: encyclopaediaofs02suff
Title: The encyclopaedia of sport
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Suffolk and Berkshire, Henry Charles Howard, Earl of, 1833-1898 Peek, Hedley Aflalo, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1870-1918
Subjects: Horses Sports Games
Publisher: London : Lawrence and Bullen
Contributing Library: Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine
Digitizing Sponsor: Tufts University


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on the body, of longishsepia-coloured hair, with a central crescent-shaped curve of white. The horns are circular, and in some districtsreach 30 inches in length, but the more massivespecimens seldom exceed 26 inches. The ani-mals are found in small herds on the lowerranges of the hills on the north-west frontier ofIndia, in the Peshawar valley, and in the SaltRange, between the Indus and Jhelum rivers.They are restless, keen-sighted animals, but apersevering stalker will generally get within150 yards of them, when any light Expressrifle will do all that is required, provided thepowder be straight. On the western slopes of the Salt Range,about 9 A.M. on December 15th, 1895, I sighteda herd of fifteen oorial, which I followed for sixhours before an opportunity occurred for a shotat the best buck, as he grazed at the foot of acliff some 300 feet vertically below me, myshikari holding my legs while I cranedover the edge. We descended and dismem-bered him, and the meat was placed in a bag

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OORIAL. Av, height at shoulder, 32 in, Av, horn meas., 24 in. Max. horn meas., 392 in. extemporised from his skin : two men were de-spatched with it to camp, while I—havingdetached scouts to the flanks to reconnoitre—carefully proceeded towards Vasnal Peak, nearwhich my tent was pitched, on the central plateauof this range. 62 THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SPORT [OORIAL During the next hour we discovL-red andstalked two herds, but the bucks horns did notexceed twenty inches ; so we continued to plodalong, as the hill shadows were lengthening, andwe had a stiff three hours trudge before us togain our camp. The shikaries had joined me on a narrowtrack, the only way up the slope, when suddenlyI descried two old bucks gazing at us from theopposite side of a deep and broad chasm to ourleft. Sinking to the ground, I ordered theshikaries—who had not yet seen the oorial—to continue moving on, while I described tothem the position of the bucks, which were stillstanding at gaze on a red crystalli


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