Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter (Google eBook)

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Stackpole Books, Aug 1, 1990 - Sports & Recreation - 369 pages
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Stories of hunting big game in the West and notes about animals pursued and observed.
  

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I love the writtings of Theodore Roosevelt. They really take you to where he was and it is amazing to see the country the way it was 100 years ago. Read full review

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Contents

WITH THE COUGAR HOUNDS
xix
A COLORADO BEAR HUNT
68
WOLFCOURSING
100
HUNTING IN THE CATTLE COUNTRY THE PRONGBUCK
133
A SHOT AT A MOUNTAIN SHEEP
181
THE WHITETAIL DEER
193
THE MULEDEER OR ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLACKTAIL
224
THE WAPITI OR ROUNDHORNED ELK
256
WILDERNESS RESERVES THE YELLOWSTONE PARK
287
BOOKS ON BIG GAME
318
AT HOME
339
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Page 22 - ... beast of its size and power is so easy to kill by the aid of dogs. There are many contradictions in its character. Like the American wolf, it is certainly very much afraid of man; yet it habitually follows the trail of the hunter or solitary traveller, dogging his footsteps, itself always unseen. When hungry it will seize and carry off any dog, yet it will sometimes go up a tree when pursued even by a single small dog wholly unable to do it the least harm. It is small wonder that the average...
Page 21 - ... inaccessible mountain gorge, and moves about only at night. In wilder regions it not infrequently roams during the day and ventures freely into the open. Deer are its customary prey where they are plentiful, bucks, does and fawns being killed indifferently. Usually the deer is killed almost instantly, but occasionally there is quite a scuffle, in which the cougar may get bruised, though as far as I know, never seriously. It is also a dreaded enemy of sheep, pigs, calves, and especially colts,...

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Periodically throughout his extraordinary career, Theodore Roosevelt turned to the writing of history. Energetic about everything he did, he imbued his writing with verve and a strong sense of drama that continues to attract readers today. Born in New York City and educated at Harvard University, he immersed himself in public affairs long before he became President of the United States. A man of many talents, he was, among other things, police commissioner, mayoral candidate, rancher, hunter, explorer, soldier, and governor. His strong sense of history probably influenced his actions more times than not, and certainly he brought to the White House in 1901 an awareness of how much the past conditions the present and informs the future. Roosevelt made history, influenced history, and wrote history.

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