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This account covers the history of the Boone and Crockett Club up to 1954. Contents include:


Chapter 1: Formation purposes and method of operating

Chapter 2: National parks and monuments (History of Yellowstone Park, The Beginnings of Glacier National Park, Establishment of Mt. McKinley National Park)

Chapter 3: The Forest Service (saving the Redwoods)

Chapter 4: Madison Grant Forest and Elk Refuge

Chapter 5: Club's policies of game conservation and the national recreation conference

Chapter 6: Efforts on behalf of specific game species

Chapter 7: Waterfowl and other wildlife legislation

Chapter 8: Alaska game law

Chapter 9: Records of North American big game and North American big game competitions

Chapter 10: Records of North American committee for international wildlife protection

Chapter 11: The origin of the New York Zoological Society

Chapter 12: Conclusion

Appendix A: Books published by Boone and Crockett Club

Appendix B: Chronological history of establishment of Mt. McKinley National Park

Appendix C: Resolutions of National Recreation Conference

Appendix D: Agreement for the restocking of the Black Gap Area of Texas and areas in Arizona with bighorn sheep

Appendix E: The American Wild Fowlers, a brief history of the association

Appendix F: Publications of American Committee

Appendix G: Officers, by-laws and list of members of the Boone and Crockett Club - 1955

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Boone and Crockett Club, history, wildlife conservation, natural resources conservation, nature conservation, hunting, Charles Sheldon, George Bird Grinnell, Madison Grant



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The Boone and Crockett Club

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A photocopy of the annotated manuscript is held by the Mansfield Library's Archives & Special Collections at the University of Montana. Call number 333.95416.



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University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

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A History of the Boone and Crockett Club: Milestones in Wildlife Conservation