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Hunting the american west: The Pursuit of game for life, profit, and sport, 1800-1900

RattenburyRichard C. Rattenbury earned a B.A. degree in history from Texas Christian University and an M.A. in museum studies from Texas Tech University. He has served as curator of history at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, since 1987, and formerly held curatorial positions with the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, and the Winchester Arms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. He is the author of Packing Iron: Gunleather of the Frontier West, The Art of American Arms Makers, The Browning Connection, and some forty monographs and articles for various trade books and periodicals treating firearms history and technology, and the history and material culture of the American West. He resides with his wife in Edmond, Oklahoma.


Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include protecting and expanding Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali National Parks, founding the National Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana.


Available Oct. 1, 2008, from Boone and Crockett Club and later from book retailers nationwide, Hunting the American West is a hardcover book, 12 x 8.75 inches with 416 pages and 425 color and B&W photos and illustrations. If ordered directly from Boone and Crockett Club, the price is $49.95. Boone and Crockett Club Associates receive a $10 discount on the book.

To place an advance order for the book visit the Club’s web store or call toll-free 888-840-4868.

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