The Grizzly in the Southwest

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In this lively, historically accurate account, David E. Brown chronicles the demise of the grizzly bear in the Southwest. He presents the personal narratives of those who knew grizzlies, accounts of hunters and administrators in wildlife management agencies, and the popular legends and lore of the grizzly that one would hear around the campfire. Scientists, Southwest historians, and those interested in America’s wildlife will appreciate this readable study of the bear’s life history and of the unique spirit of ...

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Overview

In this lively, historically accurate account, David E. Brown chronicles the demise of the grizzly bear in the Southwest. He presents the personal narratives of those who knew grizzlies, accounts of hunters and administrators in wildlife management agencies, and the popular legends and lore of the grizzly that one would hear around the campfire. Scientists, Southwest historians, and those interested in America’s wildlife will appreciate this readable study of the bear’s life history and of the unique spirit of adventure associated with the grizzly bear-a spirit that passed from southwest game ranges with the expirpation of the species in the first half of this century. This edition includes a new foreword by Charles Jonkel and a new preface, in which the author discusses the latest developments in the debate over the grizzly’s place in the Southwest.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780806128801
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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David E. Brown teaches in the Department of Zoology at Arizona State University. He is the author of The Wolf in the Southwest and coeditor (with Neil B. Carmony) of Mexican Game Trails: Americans Afield in Old Mexico, 1866-1940, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction: "It's Only a Mountain Now" 3
Pt. 1 Western Man Meets Old Ephraim
1 Nomenclature and Taxonomy 11
2 The First Encounters, 1540-1825 16
3 The American Exploration Period, 1825-1865 21
4 Settlement, 1865-1912 41
Pt. 2 The Southwest Grizzly at Home
5 Pelage and Measurements 61
6 Life History 69
7 Abundance and Distribution 76
8 Southwest Habitats 86
Pt. 3 The Inevitable Conflict
9 Depredations and Control Methods 101
10 The Undeclared War 120
11 Ghosts from the Past 160
Pt. 4 Lore, Legends, and Adventures
12 On the Ferocity of the Grizzly 171
13 The Bear Hunters 176
14 Captive Grizzlies 193
15 Southwest Bear Stories 199
16 Epilogue 221
App. A. Resolution Submitted by the Resolutions Committee at the Annual Meeting of the New Mexico-Arizona Section of the Wildlife Society on February 2, 1973 in Farmington, New Mexico 225
App. B. Evaluation of the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico for Re-establishment of the Grizzly Bear 227
App. C. Hunters News Letters Issued by M. E. Musgrave to PARC Field Personnel in Arizona 245
References 249
Index 267
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