Clinton R.


Clinton R. Gutermuth


Gyongyver "Kitty" Beuchert



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Clinton Gutermuth discusses his childhood and his early interest in conservation. He talks about his involvement in conservation organizations like the American Wildlife Institute and the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, which led to his involvement in the Boone and Crockett Club. Gutermuth discusses management programs for game species as a means for conservation. He also talks about the Club’s relationship with the National Rifle Association [NRA], and the Club’s stance on firearms regulations and restrictions. He describes various conservation projects including the Club’s collaboration with the Texas Game Commission on the creation of a protected enclosure for transplanted desert sheep in Big Bend National Park. Gutermuth discusses the Club’s involvement in conservation efforts related to the establishment of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources [IUCN], the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey, the Dinosaur National Monument, the Wichita National Wildlife Refuge, and the publication of the Craighead grizzly bear study.


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Document Type

Oral History


Frederic Walcott; Archibald Roosevelt; Richard Derby; Horace Albright; Gilbert Pearson; Raymond Ditmar; Roosevelt family; James B. Trefethen, Crusade for Wildlife (1961); Boone and Crockett Club; Wildlife conservation; Conservation efforts; Trophy hunting; Fair chase regulations; Roosevelt elk; Wildlife management, California; Mount McKinley National Park; Denali National Park and Preserve; National Rifle Association [NRA]; Desert sheep; Big Bend National Park, Texas; Firearms regulations; Wildlife habitat maintenance; International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources [IUCN]; Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey; Dinosaur National Monument; Wichita National Wildlife Refuge; Craighead grizzly bear study; Invasive wildlife populations; Rampart Dam

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Boone and Crockett Club Oral History Project, OH 297, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 297-033, 034, 035

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (31 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:40:33 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_033_034.mp3; OH_297_033_034.pdf

Clinton R.