BOONE AND CROCKETT VIDEO
2012 Boone and Crockett Country episode 4: BISON – Aired on the Sportman Channel July 18, 19, 22 & September 5, 6, 9. From over 6 million to less than 300 animals in less than 40 years – what the plight of the bison taught us about large mammals and ourselves. One of our Nation’s darkest hours gave us our brightest ideas.
America’s first conservation minded president and sportsmen gave us much of what all citizens enjoy today. Few U.S. Presidents were hunters. Some helped advance conservation, but only one put conservation and sportsmen together in the same sentence. Who Roosevelt was, what shaped his opinions and policies, and the legacy he left us is worth discovery.
The Public Trust Doctrine
Wildlife belonging to the people and not government or nobility was fundamental to the American notion of democracy and liberty. It is also what ultimately saved wildlife in North America. To sportsmen, the Public Trust Doctrine is everything. It is why we can freely hunt and fish to this day.
Pilot- Welcome to Boone and Crockett Country
Why a series on North American hunting and conservation? If our systems of conservation and wildlife management, and the opportunities to freely hunt, fish, and shoot that these systems provide are to survive the mounting pressures against traditional outdoor recreation, we need informed and engaged sportsmen like you.
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