Duncan M. Hodgson Interview, December 6, 1978


Duncan M. Hodgson


Gyongyver "Kitty" Beuchert



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Duncan Hodgson recalls his family history and his personal and professional accomplishments. He discusses some of his early hunting trips, including shooting a record-sized caribou. Hodgson talks about joining the Boone and Crockett Club in 1948 and mentions early members such as the Roosevelts, Richard Borden, Francis T. Colby, Harold J. Coolidge, Jr., Madison Grant, and Elmer Rusten as well as many others. He talks about serving as vice president and being a member of the Executive Committee, the North American Big Game Committee, and the Conservation Committee. He discusses the concept of fair chase and the use of hunting as a conservation tool. Hodgson talks about the differences between U.S. and Canadian hunting laws and regulations. He also shares his thoughts on Club meetings, social gatherings, and the Club’s continuing role in conservation.


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Document Type

Oral History


Boone and Crockett Club; Wildlife conservation; Conservation efforts; Roosevelt family; Trophy hunting; Fair chase regulations; North American Big Game Committee; Elmer Rusten; Madison Grant; Harold J. Coolidge, Jr.; Francis T. Colby; Richard Borden

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 297-020, 021

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:13:59 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_020_021.mp3; OH_297_020_021.pdf

Duncan M. Hodgson Interview, December 6, 1978