Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wolf Hunt



This is a picture of Teddy Roosevelt on a Wolf Hunt in 1905 in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Pictured beside him is John Abernathy. Roosevelt had heard rumors that Abernathy could catch and kill a wolf with his bare hands. Roosevelt believed that to be an exaggeration, and so he scheduled a hunting trip with Abernathy. During the trip, Abernathy did catch a wolf by hand, and Roosevelt saw it.

13 comments:

  1. Teddy Roosevelt was one heckuva guy!!
    Where have all the real men gone, anyways? There ain't a politician worth his salt in Washington who could shine TR's shoes!!!
    Nowadays all the politicians do is "pretend" to be hunters...remember John Kerry wearing the hunting garb a few years back. Like I'm gonna believe that one!!!
    There isn't a young man in this entire country who would not benefit from going out into the woods for a hunt. It teaches respect and it keeps you on a moral footing---any kid who learns to handle a weapon with respect for the weapon ends up showing the same respect for his fellow man.
    But I guess that's asking too much, nowadays.
    I tried to give my grandson a BB gun for his birthday a few years back and my dimwit daughter in law went ballistic on me...telling me things like I'm trying to turn her boy into a thug or a gang member. Darn!!!!
    The problem with parents today is that they go too easy on their kids and they want to shelter them from the real world. That ain't right....one day they're gonna have to hunt their own wolf without Mom and Dad, if you know what I mean.
    Why bother ranting, no one cares anyway.

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  2. And to you none believers that story is true. It seems he had the ability to present his arm to a wolf and then grab the lower jaw or tongue before the wolf could bit down.

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  3. He must have hated that wolf.

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  4. Growing up in East Texas in the 30's & 40's, our fathers & grandfathers kept guns either on a rack over the door or in a corner. We kids never even thought to mess with them. Now days you have to keep your guns under lock & key. Kids back then were just different, I guess.

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  5. http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/R/RO026.html

    The link tells the story of the wolf hunt.

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  6. I don't think kids are born different. They're taught to be different. I was taught to shoot early especially considering we were living in a suburb of New York City. Before that I had can guns as far back as I can remember. At a very early age I made sure to teach my daughter the same repect for firearms. This also takes the mystery out of guns and teaches responsiblity. The gun is not to blame if you hurt someone or yourself. Just like a car. What it does is up to you.

    John
    certified instructor, NRA

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  7. Sorry. That should read "cap" guns.

    John

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  8. In the photo you have up, i do believe that is a coyote.... Wolves have small round ears, not so slim and long in Body... just my observation. nps

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  9. I was just going to say that was a dang small wolf -- I too believe it is a large coyote.

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  10. very bitter indead

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  11. That is awesome. I would like to see someone hunt wolves with thier bare hands. Wow.

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  12. Just this last weekend I saw an article about the Eureka (Mo) Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, with a photo of a Mexican Gray Wolf; looks to me like the one John Abernathy is holding.
    One image of MGW at
    http://www.desertusa.com/animals/images/wolf-video.jpg
    Everyone in PJM's photo makes me feel like a pansy. John reminds me of Martin "Farmer" Burns.

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