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02-26-2005, 23:25
A Fathers Advice

If a sportsman true you'd be
Listen carefully to me...

Never, never let your gun
Pointed be at anyone.
That it may unloaded be
Matters not the least to me.

When a hedge or fence you cross
Through of time it cuase a loss
From your gun the cartridge take
For the greater safety sake.

If twixt you and neighboring gun
Bird shall fly or beast may run
Let this maxim ere be thine
"Follow not across the line."

Stops and beaters oft unseen
Lurk behind some leafy screen.
Calm and steady always be
"Never shoot where you can't see."

You may kill or you may miss
But at all times think of this:
"All the Pheasants ever bred
Won't repay for one man dead.

Written byMark Beaufoy of Coombe House,
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, in 1902 on presenting his eldest son, Henry Mark, with his first gun. Permission to reproduce this in the "boy's life" magizine from the authers granddaughter Mrs. P.M. Guild. I hope she won't mind me putting it here.

Hope ya'll like this. I thought it was really good.

DJ Niner
02-27-2005, 03:39
Also used by Ruger in some older gun magazine ads; I memorized it a few years ago.