Theodore Roosevelt and his close friend and co-founder of the Boone and Crockett Club George Bird Grinnell started the Club's Acorn series of books in 1893 with the release of American Big-Game Hunting. Each book includes a collection of essays about hunting, adventures in the outdoors, historical perspectives of important conservation achievements like the protection of Yellowstone National Park. The Club has painstakingly remastered these books for a high-quality, eBook experience. Check back frequently as we make more of the books from this series available on-line.
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- The Mobi version is for Amazon Kindle devices only.
American Big Game Hunting
Originally published in 1893.
This collection of unique hunting adventures in America was compiled by Boone and Crocketty Club Members and published as "The Book of the Boone and Crockett Club." American Big Game Hunting is the first in what became the Club's Acorn Series of hunting and adventure titles spanning more than a century. This edition includes chapters by Theodore Roosevelt on hunting pronghorn; Owen Wister recalls his quest for Rocky Mountain goats; George Bird Grinnell writes of the days when the buffalo blanketed the western plains; W.D. Pickett tells of nights spent with the grizzlies; along with several other hunting adventures from the 1800s.
Hunting in Many Lands
Originally published in 1895.
This second volume in the Club's Acorn series features unique hunting adventures from around the world by members of the Boone and Crockett Club. It includes Theodore Roosevelt on hunting in cattle country, Henry T. Allen tells of wolf-hunting in Russia. W.A. Chambers reviews East African hunting. W.W. Rockhill writes about big game of Mongolia and Tibet. And many more. Also included are chapters on the Boone and Crockett Club, its membership, the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act, and trophy measurements from the Madison Square Garden Sportsmen's Exposition
Trail and Camp Fire
Originally published in 1897.
The third volume of the Club's Acorn series, Trail and Camp Fire, follows suit with its predecessors featuring hunting stories and adventure in North America as well as Africa. Along with the hunting stories, this volume also includes expanded text on the natural history of North American game and forest preservation. Additional chapters about the Adirondack Deer Law and the origin of the New York Zoological Society are also included with a special section of books written by Club members. Chapter authors include Theodore Roosevelt, A.P. Low, Lewis S. Thompson, William Lord Smith, C. Grant La Farge, George Bird Grinnell, J.C. Merrill, Henry L. Stimson, William Cary Sanger, Clay Arthur Pierce, and Madison Grant.
American Big Game in its Haunts
Originally published in 1904.
This fourth book in the acclaimed Acorn Series includes a collection of unique hunting adventures by Members of the Boone and Crockett Club. It includes chapters by Theodore Roosevelt on our Wilderness Preserves; the zoology of North American big game; five hunting stories on big game shooting in Alaska by James H. Kidder; editor George Bird Grinnell provides a detailed chapter on mountain sheep and their habitat; Madison Grant gives an in depth account of the distribution of moose; and Alden Sampson writes about the creation of game refuges. Also included in this edition is a detailed list state parks and forest reserves that were in existence at the time. The edition is fully illustrated with nearly 50 photographs.
Hunting at High Altitudes
Originally published in 1913.
This fifth book in the acclaimed Acorn Series includes a collection of unique hunting adventures by Members of the Boone and Crockett Club. Read about accounts of unique hunting expeditions and adventures in the Rocky Mountains, Mongolia, Turkestan, Cuba, and Alaska. It includes Colonel Pickett's memories of a bear hunter. George L. Harrison, Jr., writes of shooting the ibex and the great argali, dwellers in the Thian SHan Mountains; Roger D. Williams tells how they hunt deer in Cuba; and Madison Grant gives an interesting account of wild life in Alaska.