Theodore Roosevelt on Hunting
Revised and Expanded
There have been few hunters as daring, as powerful, and as articulate as the twenty-sixth US president, Theodore Roosevelt. From his ranching years in the Dakota Territory to the famous African adventures, Roosevelt’s tales are unparalleled stories of the hunt. The best of them are collected here.
Of Roosevelt’s many volumes of hunting and exploration, two reader favourites have always been Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail and African Game Trails, both excerpted here. During his ranching years, Roosevelt ranged far and wide, and his African trips were also famously bold. In all his expeditions, Roosevelt reveals in detail hunts that were incredibly journeys of both pursuit and discovery, for wherever he went in the outdoors he assumed the dual roles of hunter and naturalist.
The hunts range from upland birds and waterfowl to prized big game animals like elk, bear, and sheep amid lofty peaks. There are goat pursuits among iceglazed mountain spires, and close encounters with grizzlies in the black timber. He survives lion charges and buffalo attacks, and stumbles on elephants..
Reviews for Theodore Roosevelt on Hunting
Theodore Roosevelt was a man of many parts… He was also a prodigious writer with 42 books and numerous articles to his name. This anthology reveals the passion that he had for hunting and the respect he felt for the wildlife in the natural world around him. In the first part, we join Roosevelt as he hunts moose, bears, deer and elk, as well as some sheep and goats. The second part follows him on safari to Africa, hunting big game. This is a book to dip into when you have a moment — your spirit will soar as you are transported to long-gone wildernesses and share the thrills of the hunt with a great sportsman and early conservationist.
Bill Harriman, BASC, Shooting and Conservation
Besides being one of our greatest presidents, Roosevelt stands alone as a conservationist, a visionary when it came to the protection and preservation of America’s natural resources, and an author.
If you haven’t yet dug into TR’s superb hunting titles, this is an excellent place to start. It will send you into a rich mine of reading that will take you many winters to exhaust.
Grays Sporting Journal
In the old days, in the wild west, men went out and shot anything they wanted…. In the time before hunting tags, licenses and conservation, senseless slaughter was at home on the range. It took the dedication of conservation-minded hunters like Theodore Roosevelt to start clubs and enact conservation legislation aimed at saving animals for future generations.
BC Outdoors Hunting & Shooting