Sherman Gray Interview, September 5, 1995


Sherman Gray


Daniel Hall



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Sherman Gray discusses the Boone and Crockett Club, how his father was a member, and how he became a member in 1967. Gray talks about his principal role as the treasurer of the organization for 20 years. He explains how this role changed over time, becoming more complicated and requiring more time. Gray also discusses the Club’s income, which he said mostly comes from publishing The Records of North American Big Game every five to seven years. Gray shares his opinion about the Club’s recent upswing in activity, old controversies that led to losing members, the headquarters move to Missoula, Montana, and several other events and issues that the Club faced during his time as a member. Gray also reflects on his association with the Club and shares his thoughts on the Club’s future.


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Document Type

Oral History


Boone and Crockett Club; Hoover, Herbert; Commission for the Relief in Belgium; General William Tecumseh Sherman; The Records of North American Big Game; Carnegie Museum; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Roosevelt, Theodore; Campfire Club; Isaac Walton League; Dumfries, Virginia; Museum of Natural History; New York City, New York; Roosevelt, Archibald; World War II; National Rifle Association; Safari Club International; University of Montana; Missoula, Montana; Montana Fish and Game Department; From the Peace to the Fraser; African Game Trails; Hunting; Trophy hunting; Conservation efforts; Wildlife conservation; Big game hunting; Boone and Crockett Club headquarters, Missoula, Montana

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 297-056

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:59:52 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_056.mp3; OH_297_056.pdf

Sherman Gray Interview, September 5, 1995