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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Dale Hamm  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


-- Dale Hamm on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author lives in the Bath, Illinois area.

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The Last of the Market Hunters.
ISBN: 9780809385591. OCLC Number: 856870535

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Duck hunting has changed greatly since the days of unlimited duck kills, as the limit of fifty ducks a day established in 1902 has fallen to the present three. A legitimate hunter now, Dale Hamm learned the art of market hunting-taking waterfowl out of season and selling them to restaurants-from his father during the l920s. During the l930s and l940s, he kept his family alive by market hunting. At the peak of his career, Hamm poached every private hunting club along the Illinois River from Havana to Beardstown. After market hunting died out, Hamm became a legendary and almos.