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This book, along with his natural history volume, must be considered his magnum opus as he provides an incredible display of knowledge of the current state of conservation affairs (especially in the U.S.) and prescriptions for its improvement. With a vast network of correspondents throughout the world, Hornaday gives us all the details of what he’s learned, coupling the exposition with policy prescriptions. It’s 1912 and now that the bison have been saved, Hornaday turns his gaze to hunting and preservation of game, especially bird species.
The book begins touchingly with a somber summary species made extinct my human brutality. As you read on, you get the impression that every town in the U.S. was incessantly ringing with gunshots from evermore souped-up weaponry, decimating the animals for profit, pleasure, and food. Hornaday comes out strongly against against “game-hogs,” “pot hunters” (who destroy wildlife for profit), and women of fashion wearing feathers in their picturesque hats.
He laments the wanton killing of squirrels, which aren’t good to eat and furnish amusement and education for children and the rest of us. Killing of non-game species he considers a crime in a well-fed nation like the U.S., especially—and he repeats this throughout the book. He details (lack of) game laws that allow long open seasons, high bag limits, and shooting of animals in spring when raising young.Read more ›