Teddy Roosevelt

I just LOVE the wild places, and have long ago discovered Teddy’s various books about hunting too; I think I started with a book about hound hunting mountain lions in what is now Yellowstone. It should never be forgotten that this, the first national park in the world was declared by this great Republican President – & famous hunter…I just loved the film about him starring Sean Connery and Candice Bergman; ‘The Wind & the Lion’. The most memorable photo in the book was of a treed ‘lion’ maybe 100’ up a pine tree with a huge hound baying at him from about 6’ below: “The encouragement of a proper hunting spirit, a proper love of sport, instead of being incompatible with a love of nature and wild things, offers the best guaranty of their preservation.” Theodore Roosevelt. Yes!

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