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A COLORADO BEAR HUNT
HUNTING IN THE CATTLE COUNTRY THE PRONGBUCK
A SHOT AT A MOUNTAIN SHEEP
THE WHITETAIL DEER
THE MULEDEER OR ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLACKTAIL
THE WAPITI OR ROUNDHORNED ELK
WILDERNESS RESERVES THE YELLOWSTONE PARK
BOOKS ON BIG GAME
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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,...