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American Sportsmen and the Origins of Conservation

American Sportsmen and the Origins of Conservation - 3rd edition

American Sportsmen and the Origins of Conservation (ISBN10: 0870714872; ISBN13: 9780870714870)
ISBN13: 978-0870714870
ISBN10: 0870714872
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oregon State Universtiy Press
Published: 12/01/2000
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Softcover Third Edition. 352 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. NATURE. Environmentalists who believe that hunters and anglers are interested only in the kill and the catch may be surprised to learn morethat sportsmen were originally in the vanguard of the conservation movement. John Reiger's work has been hailed as an authoritative look at these early conservationists; now his landmark book is available in an expanded edition that broadens its historic sweep. Beginning in the 1870s, sportsmen across America formed hundreds of organizations that not only fostered responsibility for game habitats but also spearheaded the creation of national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. Reiger tells how these "gentlemen" hunters and anglers, outdoor journals like Forest and Stream, and organizations such as the Boone and Crockett Club&emdash; founded by Theodore Roosevelt, George Bird Grinnell, and other prominent sportsmen&emdash; lobbied for laws regulating the taking of wildlife, and helped to arouse public intere less
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