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American Big Game in Its Haunts

The Book of the Boone and Crockett Club

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,576 / 311 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,522 7847
Genres: Adventure, Nature

Edited by George Bird Grinnell.

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pleasure in their own game, but that such a course was not within the power of the poor man, and that therefore the Government might fitly intervene and establish refuges, such as indicated, for the benefit and the pleasure of the whole people.

In April, 1903, the President made a trip to the Yellowstone Park, and there had an opportunity to see wild game in such a forest refuge, living free and without fear of molestation. Long before this Mr. Roosevelt had expressed his approval of the plan, but his own eyes had never before seen precisely the results accomplished by such a refuge. In 1903 he was able to contrast conditions in the Yellowstone Park with those of former years when he had passed through it and had hunted on its borders, and what he saw then more than ever confirmed his previous conclusions.

Although politics have taken up a large share of Mr. Roosevelt's life, they represent only one of his many sides. He has won fame as a historical writer by such books as "The Winning of the West," "L



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