Lafleur House - Hunting
These specimens show that the Lafleurs harvested a wide variety of fish and game. The hooks and sinker are typical fishing gear, and the shell casings indicate bird hunting. The larger calibre ammunition was used for deer and big game, and the small .22 calibre shells were used to hunt rabbits and other small game for the pot.
Collection: Lafleur House and Summer Kitchen
Period: Early 20th Century
A typical barbed-type hook, commonly sold in small tins or packages in a variety of sizes. This allowed anglers to outfit a rod with a size appropriate to the species they wished to catch. Hooks were used with live bait, such as worms, minnows, leeches or grasshoppers, depending on availability and the prey pursued.