Samuel B. Webb Interview, December 5, 1980


Samuel B. Webb


Gyongyver "Kitty" Beuchert



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Samuel Webb recounts childhood memories of hunting and his introduction to the outdoors by his family. He speaks of popular outfitters, hunters and guides with whom he hunted during the early 1930s. Webb recalls different trophies that he and his father acquired over the years including moose, bear, goat, and sheep. He recalls different rules developed by the Boone and Crockett Club to address exploitation in aircraft hunting practices. Webb mentions his role in organizing the first scoring committee and the record keeping program. He concludes the interview by mentioning different groups—Natural History Museum, New York Zoological Society, National Collection of Heads and Horns, etcetera—affiliated with the Club and and how they influenced the Club’s development through the years.


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Document Type

Oral History


Boone and Crockett Club; Conservation efforts; Fair chase regulations; Wildlife conservation; Hunting; Gunnery program, Yale University; Big game hunting; Trophy hunting; Hunting regulations

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 297-036, 037

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:03:48 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_036_037.mp3; OH_297_036_037.pdf

Samuel B. Webb Interview, December 5, 1980