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Hinckley, Local history: Great Hinckley Hunt of 1818 was a slaughter like no other December 20, 2013 Ohio

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... Nearly 600 “able-bodied men and large boys ...  form a continuous line on the four sides of the township, and, at a given signal, advance toward its center, killing, shooting and slaughtering all game that came within reach.” ... Hunters climbed up into the branches and fired down into a stream bed where the last remaining beasts had taken refuge... killed 21 bears, 17 wolves, 300 deer and untold numbers of turkeys, foxes and raccoons... [December 24, 1818]


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