Richard D. Reeve Interview, July 17, 1977


Richard D. Reeve


Gyongyver "Kitty" Beuchert



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Richard D. Reeve recalls his childhood and education in Alaska and his military service during the 1960s. He talks about his membership in the Boone and Crockett Club, serving on the Executive Committee from 1974-1976 and as vice president in 1977. Reeve discusses the Club’s role as a hunting organization versus a conservation group. He talks about the Club’s current projects relating to the big game awards program and development of workshops for sheep and bear. Reeve describes the Club’s affiliation with the National Rifle Association [NRA], the decision to keep polar bears off official records in 1965, the Rampart Dam study and the Club’s fair chase statement. Reeve describes conservation efforts in Alaska in relation to human development and resource extraction. He recalls the establishment of Mount McKinley National Park [Denali National Park and Preserve]. Reeve talks about the role of trophy hunting in conservation through the Club’s records-keeping committee.

The interviewee’s full date of birth and home address are restricted in the audio and transcript.


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Document Type

Oral History


Northway Airfield; Jimmy Doolittle; Elmer M. Rusten; Don Hopkins; Robert Ferguson; Archibald Roosevelt; Rampart Dam; Alaska Big Game Trophy Club; North American Big Game Club; Boone and Crockett Club; Wildlife conservation; Conservation efforts; Trophy hunting; Frank Cook; Robert C. Reeve; Mount McKinley National Park; Denali National Park and Preserve; National Rifle Association [NRA]

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 297-014, 015

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:30:01 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_014_015.mp3; OH_297_014_015.pdf

Richard D. Reeve Interview, July 17, 1977