James Teer Interview, March 24, 1996


James Teer





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James Teer discusses the Boone and Crockett Club and how he became a member in the early 1970s because of the Club’s accomplishments in conservation. He talks about the Club’s decision to acquire the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch in Montana and the Club’s involvement with the University of Montana. Teer also talks about how he became interested in wildlife, through hunting, fishing, and growing up in Granger, Texas. He mentions his involvement with the Welder Foundation and he compares its operations and model to the Club. Teer talks extensively about his education, early jobs working for the Wildlife and Fisheries Department, and his international work with the Welder Foundation. He shares his opinion about the Club’s future as well as issues with public versus private land ownership.


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Document Type

Oral History


Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt; Missoula, MT; University of Montana; World War, 1939-1945; University of Maryland; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Navy; Texas A&M; College Station, Texas; Granger, Texas; Welder Foundation; Roosevelt Ranch; University of Wisconsin; Wildlife and Fisheries Department; Serengeti National Park; University of Pretoria, South Africa; East African Forestry Research Organization; Nairobi, Kenya; Boone and Crockett Club; Boone and Crockett Club headquarters, Missoula, Montana; Hunting; Trophy hunting; Conservation efforts; Wildlife conservation; Big game hunting

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 297-054

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:09:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_054.mp3; OH_297_054.pdf

James Teer Interview, March 24, 1996