Passenger Pigeons in North Louisiana

This drawing: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/subr-hwj%3A376 puts a lump in my throat. This illustrates men hunting on the D.A. Breard plantation, one mile north of Monroe in 1875. What they are shooting at is the "Wild Pigeon", aka the now extinct Passenger Pigeon. They never thought that they were driving the Passenger Pigeon to extinction. Shooting them was … Continue reading Passenger Pigeons in North Louisiana