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American Big-Game Hunting

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The first book published by The Boone and Crockett Club founded by Theodore Roosevelt and George Grinnell, who declared in their Editors Note: "Hunting big game in the wilderness is, above all things, a sport for a vigorous and masterful people. The rifle-bearing hunter, whether he goes on foot or on horseback, whether he voyages in a canoe or travels with a dog-sled, must be sound of body and firm of mind, and must possess energy, resolution, manliness, self-reliance, and capacity for hardy self-help. In short, the big-game hunter must possess qualities without which no race can do its life-work well; and these are the very qualities which it is the purpose of this Club, so far as may be, to develop and foster."

A bit outdated as to the equipment they used, this book is nevertheless an intense look at the west in early days, and at the beginnings of the conservationist movement in America. Each chapter focuses on a different animal, from buffalo, mountain goat, elk, pronghorn sheep, grizzlies, etc., indigenous peoples, different areas like the Rockies and Yellowstone, and it still captures the essence of the spirit of the hunt.

The book ends with a list of the club's original 100 members, a veritable Who's Who of Generals, Colonels, Doctors, Senators and Representatives, amongst them that most illustrious Gen'l William T. Sherman. ( ~ Michele Fry, read by LibriVox Volunteers) (6 hr 44 min)


The Boone and Crockett Club


Read by Michele Fry

A Buffalo Story


Read by Marty

The White Goat and his Country - Part 1


Read by Amabam

The White Goat and his Country - Part 2


Read by Amabam

A Day with the Elk


Read by Marty

Old Times in the Black Hills


Read by BettyB

Big Game in the Rockies - Part 1 (Sheep and Elk)


Read by realisticspeakers

Big Game in the Rockies - Part 2 (Bears)


Read by realisticspeakers

Coursing the Prongbuck


Read by Joseph Tabler

After Wapiti in Wyoming


Read by Michele Fry

In Buffalo Days - Part 1


Read by Michele Fry

In Buffalo Days - Part 2


Read by Michele Fry

In Buffalo Days - Part 3


Read by Michele Fry

Nights with the Grizzlies


Read by Amabam

The Yellowstone Park as a Game Reservation


Read by Amabam

A Mountain Fraud


Read by Marty

Blacktails in the Bad Lands


Read by Kyle Blackburn

Photographing Wild Game


Read by BettyB

Literature of American Big-Game Hunting


Read by BettyB

Our Forest Reservations


Read by BettyB

The Club Exhibit at the World's Fair


Read by BettyB

Constitution and By-Laws of the Club, List of Members


Read by BettyB