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More frequent occurrences of shelf ice forming along riverbanks can pose obstacles to snowmachine routes all winter long. This change affects trapping. I first started noticing this change in , and have not observed it before. It has a strong effect on safety. I first started noticing this change in and now observe it seasonally. I first started noticing this change in , but do not observe it seasonally. This change affects trapping, happens seasonally, is observed often, and has a moderate effect on safety. Blue dots show where ice condition observations were recorded.

Observers reported open holes on rivers during winter, thin ice, late freeze-up, early-thaw, overflow, and shelf ice. Other data support observations of changing ice conditions. This map shows average winter Dec, Jan, Feb air temperatures from — This map shows winter temperatures in the s. Observers describe that in the past temperatures would drop in September. By October, snow would begin to accumulate and remain all winter. Consistent drops in temperature and dependable snow accumulation provide optimal winter travel conditions by snowmachine and dogsled. Recently, delayed and more variable seasonal snow accumulation, as well as precipitation in the form of rain during winter, are making winter travel harder and unpredictable.

Rain-on-snow icing events are more common, and leave the snowpack crusty, thinner, and hard. Trails are much rougher, can be difficult to traverse, and are hard on sled suspensions and dog feet. With these changing conditions there is more use of four-wheelers during what had been the winter travel season in the past.

This change affects hunting and fishing. I first started noticing this change in , and now I observe it yearly. It has no effect on safety. This change affects hunting and village travel. I first started noticing this change in I observe this change seasonally. This change affects traveling and hauling supplies.

This change happens seasonally, but is happening earlier now. Blue dots show where snow condition observations were recorded. Reports include later snow, rain-on-snow events, no snow in midwinter, significant snow accumulation during a single weather event, and early snowmelt. This map shows the average of the proportion fraction of wet days in November that received snow during the s. Darker colors indicate more precipitation falling as snow; lighter shades indicate less. The greater amount of lighter shades across Interior Alaska indicates that more November precipitation is falling as rain.

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This is being directly observed by those living and traveling on the landscape. Rivers in Interior Alaska have always provided critical travel corridors for residents in this mostly-roadless region. For Interior Alaska residents, the Yukon, Tanana, Kuskokwim, and Chandalar rivers are equivalent to major highways around urban areas.

Once river ice thaws, boats replace snowmachines. Although these rivers always undergo seasonal changes that influence their navigability, those changes have become more erratic. Observers reported rapid bank erosion and unseasonably high or low water. Increased erosion can make boat travel on rivers more dangerous due to the increased amounts of debris in the water, and river channels becoming shallower and wider.

Debris can also quickly change otherwise well established river channels. Increased sediment deposition in rivers is increasing the size of sandbars across larger glacier-fed rivers and making some rivers shallower and harder to navigate. Changing water levels and shallower rivers impact fishing: locations that have been reliable in the past are no longer a sure bet and sometimes force people to find new spots to fish.

Fishing nets or fish wheels snag on the river bottom or fill more quickly with debris, often sustaining damage in the process. Unseasonably high or low water in September—an important time for moose hunting—can help or hinder hunting. High water on main rivers covers riverbanks where moose might otherwise be found, but can also fill small tributaries that improve hunting access. Abnormally low water prevents access to lakes and sloughs near river channels. This change affects fishing, and I observe it seasonally although it was way worse in This change has a strong effect on safety.

I notice this change every few decades and I have seen it in a few other areas. It has a moderate effect on safety. I notice this change every few years. I've seen this change everywhere. Historial gray bars and future projections colored bars of precipitation for Nulato, Alaska. Precipitation is projected to increase in every month by mid century, with mid summer and early fall months experiencing the highest increases.

Some of these changes are already being observed throughout interior Alaska, as observers have noted. Trails along riverbanks, through the boreal forest, and across wetlands are used year-round. Although trails are always important corridors for accessing resources, trail access across lakes and wetlands is limited in summer by the increased presence of water.

Trails and roads located close to riverbanks and lakes are increasingly being damaged or completely destroyed by bank erosion. Banks are steeper, making it more difficult to get to portages. On land, unseasonably wet conditions quickly deteriorate trails and sometimes make them impassible. As they traversed the landscape, observers reported seeing more sinkholes, which are likely related to thawing permafrost. In the summer, these holes fill with water and sometimes cut off trail access. In winter, sinkholes create conditions that are easy to get stuck in and difficult to navigate through.

All of these environmental changes have made for slower and more uncertain travel conditions throughout the year. This change affects village travel. I've seen this change in a few other places and it has a strong effect on safety. This change affects hunting and gathering berries. I first started noticing this change in , but now I see it seasonally. This change affects all travel from our cabin. This change occurs seasonally and I've seen it in other areas. This change affects travel for all purposes. This change affects hunting and gathering.

I first started noticing this change in , but no see it seasonally. This change has a moderate effect on safety. Here, participants noted land and water conditions that impact travel in terms of erosion, sedimentation, and changes in water levels. Observer reports include seeing more debris in rivers from bank erosion and greater amounts of water level variability—each of which directly affect navigability of rivers and trails.

These maps show model output for July soil temperature at 2 meters depth as a proxy for permafrost changes. This is likely the threshold that observers are now experiencing through deteriorating trail conditions across Interior Alaska. Lakes now contain more vegetation, or are drying up and being replaced by thick shrubs. Thicker brush on trails makes travel more difficult and requires more trail maintenance.

Some airstrips are no longer usable because of brush expansion. Excess lake vegetation clogs boat motors or becomes entangled in propellers. In some cases lakes are drying up altogether. This is changing both the travel methods that are possible for people in those areas as well as the distribution of fish, birds, or wildlife harvested in those areas.

Fire rapidly changes the landscape. Forest fires are a part of the natural cycle of the boreal forest and can improve moose and berry harvest opportunities. However, increasing fire frequency and intensity can hinder travel. After a fire, trails can be very obstructed and difficult to find. Accessing a trail for the first time after a fire requires a lot of work to clear slash, often with a chainsaw. Even after the initial clearing of a trail, trees will continue to fall for years after a forest fire and require continual trail maintenance.

I first started noticing this in This change has increased over time and I've seen it in other areas.

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This change has a weak effect on safety, and even has increased safety. It has become more extreme in the last 10 years, and I've seen this change in a few other areas. I see this happen every few years. This change affects trapping and occurs every few years.

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This plot shows historical and projected total area burned across Alaska. These are areas of vegetation changes that affect travel and access. Observer reports include the presence of more vegetation, falling trees from fires and erosion, and changes to vegetation from fire. Known by colleagues as "the dean of hunters", Percival hunted with a pair of. Major Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton — was an English naturalist, explorer, hunter collector and early conservationist. Embarking on his first expedition in , Powell-Cotton made 28 expeditions over a year period throughout Africa and Asia to gather and categorise zoological and ethnographical specimens.

Powell-Cotton was primarily concerned with contributing to scientific knowledge through preservation and documentation, not with indiscriminately collecting trophies, returning with their remains to Britain to be mounted by renowned London taxidermist Rowland Ward. The Powell-Cotton Museum , built to house his specimens, contains over 16, mammal skeletons and skins but also includes butterflies, insects and birds.

An inveterate client of W. Paul James Rainey — was an American businessman, philanthropist, hunter, and photographer. In Rainey set sail from New York with a pack of 15 Southern American Foxhounds , having informed a correspondent of The New York Times that his "principle desire" was "to trap wild animals and bring them back alive.

In an editorial, The New York Times later questioned Rainey's sportsmanship, equating his hunting to "butcher's work", John Guille Millais wrote "Paul Rainey's method of hunting lions with a large pack of hounds can hardly come into the true category of lion-hunting where risks are taken. The dogs, it is true, were often killed or wounded; but as a friend who had taken part in the hunts remarked: 'It is just like rat-hunting, and about as dangerous'. Arriving in Africa in , Salmon became a coffee grower in the Uganda Protectorate the following year, gaining a reputation as a skilled elephant hunter by efficiently killing 20 elephant a year as was allowed with a planter's elephant hunting licence.

In , in an effort to combat the destruction to cropping and fencing caused by elephant that prevented the development of agriculture, the Ugandan Government created the Uganda Game Department and appointed Salmon as one of four white elephant control wardens, along with Deaf Banks and Pete Pearson. In the course of his duties Salmon shot as many as 4, elephant, more than anyone else in history, he predominatly used a pair of. In Salmon was appointed chief game warden of Uganda, remaining in that position until his retirement in , during that time he was successful in extending the boundaries of Uganda's national parks and creating a number of additional game preserves.

Frederick Courtney Selous — was an English born hunter, explorer, soldier and writer. Selous arrived in South Africa in determined to become an elephant hunter, hunting and trading predominantly in Mashonaland and Matabeleland until , subsequently conducting several return hunting trips to Africa as well as hunting trips to Asia Minor, Wyoming, Transylvania, Canada, Sardinia, Kenya, the Yukon, Norway and the Sudan. Over the course of his life Selous shot elephant, buffalos, 31 lions, 23 white rhinoceros, 28 black rhinoceros, 67 giraffe and numerous antelope in Africa.

Additionally, Selous shot moose, wapiti, caribou, wolf, lynx, deer and pronghorn in North America, red deer and wild goat in Asia Minor and red deer, reindeer, chamois and mouflon in Europe. Selous was provided with a large number of rifles by British gunmakers in the hope of his endorsement, but he makes mention of 2 Dutch made 4 bore muzzle loading 2 grove Roer rifles which weighed about 16 pounds 7.

Greener , at least one. Sir Alfred Sharpe — was a British adventurer, planter, lawyer, professional hunter and colonial administrator in Nyasaland. After qualifying as a solicitor Sharpe practiced law in Lancaster for several years until when he moved his family to Fiji and unsuccessfully became a sugarcane planter, also acted as a local magistrate. In , aged 34, he arrived in central Africa and spent the next two years hunting elephant professionally, predominantly in the Luangwa Valley. In , whilst hunting in the lower Shire River valley, Sharpe had a chance meeting with Harry Johnston who immediately appointed Sharpe as his vice-consul.

In Sharpe succeeded Johnston as consul of the British Central Africa Protectorate , later becoming the first governor of Nyasaland until his retirement in Whilst in the colonial service and after his retirement, Sharpe never lost his interest in hunting and whenever the opportunity arose he would go on long expeditions from central Africa into the Congo, from East Africa to Rhodesia, mainly to hunt elephant, the Sharpe's grysbok , Sharpe's greenbul and Sharpe's pied-babbler are all named after him. Between and Sharpe used an 8 bore double rifle and a single barrelled 4 bore , whilst in he acquired his first bolt actioned rifle, preferring them to doubles from that time on due to the availability for more than two shots.

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Sharpe hunted extensively with a. Major Chauncey Hugh Stigand — was a British soldier, colonial administrator and big game hunter. Serving in Burma , British Somaliland , British East Africa and the Sudan , Stigand was a keen big game hunter who took greater risks than most hunters and often came close to being fatally injured. Stigand was gored in the chest by a rhino, mauled by a wounded lion that he was following up in the dark, tusked through the leg by an elephant that he was trying to drive out of a garden without a rifle and was knocked to the ground by another wounded elephant which stood over him bleeding whilst he lay hidden.

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Stigand once crawled into a cave after another wounded lion which, luckily for him, had died by the time he reached it. Stigand wrote several books including Hunting the elephant in Africa and The game of British East Africa , he usually used a. James H. Over the course of his life Sutherland shot between 1, and 1, elephants. Unlike "Karamojo" Bell, Sutherland preferred heavy calibre rifles for elephant and rhinoceros hunting, his favourite rifle being a Westley Richards single-trigger Droplock double rifle in. In he wrote an account of his exploits to that date, The adventures of an elephant hunter , upon his return to London in he was feted as the "World's greatest elephant hunter".

Sutherland is considered one of the most successful of Africa's professional elephant hunters. Colonel Harald George Carlos Swayne — was a British soldier, explorer, naturalist and big game hunter. Between and Swayne hunted whilst on active service in both Africa and India, between and he made roughly 40 further privately funded trips throughout Africa and Asia.

Swayne shot numerous big game, including elephant , rhinoceros , lion , tiger , leopard and bear , the Swayne's hartebeest and Swayne's Dik-dik are both named after him. Swayne hunted with various rifles, in his earlier years his battery consisted of a 4 bore double smoothbore, an 8 bore double paradox gun and a.

In later years he also used a. John Howard "Pondoro" Taylor — was an Irish born big game hunter, elephant poacher and writer. Arriving in Cape Town in , Taylor hunted elephant professionally, often illegally, for almost 30 years in Kenya , Tanganyika and Portuguese East Africa , in his career he shot most of the big game of eastern Africa and it is believed he shot over 1, elephants. Taylor experimented widely with different types of hunting rifles, cartridges and bullet types throughout his career, his books African rifles and cartridges and Big game and big game rifles explore the practical application of bullet ballistics and type including articulating the " Taylor KO factor " to calculate the "knock out" value a "knock out" meant that the elephant was sufficiently stunned by the hit that he would not immediately turn on the hunter of cartridges and bullet types.

Taylor's writings also discuss numerous American, British and European cartridges as well as rifle actions with comparative notes on double rifles , magazine rifles and single-shot rifles. In his writings Taylor expresses a preference for double rifles and makes particular mention of the.

The son of Kenneth Anderson, Donald shot his first leopard at the age of 13 and over the course of his life shot numerous elephant, tiger, leopard, bear, gaur, wild boar and deer, reluctantly giving up hunting in with the passing of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act. Donald gained fame from his contributions to his father's writings, describing several hunts for rogue and man-eating tigers and leopards, he was also Stewart Granger's stunt double for the film Harry Black and the Tiger. Donald lived in Bangalore and like his father hunted the forests of southern India, he hunted with a.

Greener shotgun. It has been claimed that Donald was one of the last white hunters from India's colonial period. Born into a family of Scottish descent that had been in India for several generations, Anderson was a civil servant in Bangalore whose main pastime was watching and hunting game in the forests of Southern India. On behalf of the government, Anderson shot a number of man-eating tigers and leopards as well as rogue bears and elephants that had threatened and killed local villagers, official records from to show he shot 7 man-eating tigers and 8 man-eating leopards, although he is rumoured to have shot many more.

Anderson wrote several books about Indian wildlife, hunting and the locals of the jungle including Nine maneaters and one rogue , his observations about wildlife include the first account of a pack of dhole killing a tiger. Anderson hunted predominantly with a Winchester Model chambered in. Sir Samuel White Baker — was an English explorer, soldier, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist.

Growing up on a country estate where he learnt to shoot, following a period in Mauritius Baker travelled to Ceylon in to satisfy his craving for wild sport, remaining there with some interruptions until Between and Baker conducted several trips to Africa to hunt, explore and on one occasion abolish some slave markets, in he started a three-year round the world trip which included North America and in later years he settled in England but would winter in India or Egypt. Over the course of his life Baker killed hundreds of Asiatic elephant, over buffalo, 22 tigers, approximately sambar, considerable numbers of boar, leopard, sloth bear, swamp deer, blackbuck and other game in Asia, over 50 African elephants, rhinoceros, hippopotami, buffalo, lion, giraffe, waterbuck, wild ass, 13 species of antelope and gazelle, ostrich, crocodile and others in Africa, wapiti, bear and a bison, in North America and numerous game in Britain and Europe.

Baker shot most of his game, both dismounted and mounted on horseback, although whilst in Ceylon he also hunted sambar and boar with his own pack of hounds and a hunting knife, and coursed axis deer with greyhounds. Baker published his first of book, The rifle and hound in Ceylon in , establishing his fame as a big game hunter.

Born and raised in India, Corbett served in the British Indian Army , serving in both world wars and rising to the rank of Colonel. Never a trophy hunter of big cats, between and Corbett shot 33 man-eaters 31 tigers and 2 leopards who had terrorised local villagers, it is estimated that the man-eaters he dispatched had collectively killed over 1, men, women and children.

A keen conservationist, Corbett was instrumental in the establishment of wildlife protection areas in India, the Jim Corbett National Park was named in his honour, along with the Indochinese tiger Panthera tigris corbetti. Corbett wrote a number of books including Man-eaters of Kumaon , since publication his writings have never been out of print. Corbett usually hunted alone and on foot, only using a machan when absolutely necessary as he considered them unsporting.

Corbett initially hunted with a rifle chambered in. Lieutenant Colonel John Champion Faunthorpe — was an English born British Indian administrator, soldier, horseman, big game hunter and sports shooter. Arriving in India in , Faunthorpe was introduced to big game hunting in and remained an keen sportsman for the remainder of his life. Faunthorpe was an avid horseman and was very keen on pigsticking , he is said to have also speared leopard, cheetah and swamp deer from horseback.

Over the course of his life Faunthorpe is thought to have shot over tigers, numerous leopard he once shot over in one year , bear and deer, shooting most of his tiger from elephant back. Faunthorpe was a crack rifle shot, he shot for Great Britain in the Paris Olympiad, he was also considered one of the best ever shots from a howdah, having the ability to make both snap shots and the patience to work with the sway of an elephant.

Captain Philip Payne-Gallwey — was a soldier, road builder and sportsman in Ceylon. Gallwey is said to have killed between and 1, elephants in Ceylon, depending on the source, in elephant control efforts. In the s, the government of Ceylon offered rewards of shillings for the killing of an elephant due to the destruction they caused to crops.

An inveterate hunter of tiger, leopard and elephant, Ibrahim was also a keen conservationist who lent his wholehearted support and patronage to game protection in Jahor. Ibrahim appointed the first salaried Game Warden on the Malay Peninsula in and assisted with the establishment of the Endau-Rompin National Park in Over the course of his life Leveson shot tiger, lion, leopard, snow leopard, bear, wolf, gorilla, elephant, hippopotamus, gaur, wild cattle, buffalo, bison, wild boar, nilgai, ibex, chamois, bighorn sheep, moose, various species of deer and various species of antelope in addition to numerous small game and bird species throughout Europe, India, Asia, North America and Africa.

Leveson wrote a number of books about his sporting experiences under the pen name "The Old Shekarry", including Hunting grounds of the Old World and Sport in many lands. Leveson stated his favorite gunmaker was Westley Richards, whilst a 12 bore breech loader was sufficient for all big game hunting except elephant, for which a 10 bore was required. Nripendra Narayan — was the Maharaja of Koch Bihar from to An avid sportsman, Narayan did most of his big game shooting mounted on elephant from a howdah.

In his book Thirty-seven years of big game shooting in Cooch Behar, the Duars, and Assam , Narayan listed the total big game shot by him or his hunting party from to as; tigers, leopards, rhinoceros, 48 bison, bear, sambar and barasingh. Over the course of his hunting career, Narayan shot with "almost every variety of weapon", although he makes mention of a 4 bore double-barreled rifle firing 15 drams Major Thomas William Rogers — was a British colonial administrator , soldier and sportsman in Ceylon.

Rogers was the assistant government agent and district judge of Buttala , and a Major of the Ceylon Rifle Regiment who was said to have killed over 1, elephants in elephant control efforts. Ganga Singh — was the Maharaja of Bikaner from to A very enthusiastic hunter who hunted extensively both within his own kingdom and beyond, Ganga Singh shot his first tiger, leopard and bear in aged 16 and in later years used hunting with visiting dignitaries to his kingdom as a means of diplomacy.

By Ganga Singh had shot tigers, 7 Asiatic lion and 61 leopards, most of these tigers and leopards were shot in Mewar , Gwalior , Kotah and British territories whilst the lions were all shot in or near the Gir forest. In addition to big game, over the course of his life Ganga Singh shot over 25, sandgrouse , 23, duck and 3, kunj.

Sadul Singh — was the last Maharaja of Bikaner from to The son of Ganga Singh, like his father Sudal Singh hunting extensively both within and outside of his own kingdom. Over the course of his life Sadul Singh shot tigers in central India, an Asiatic lion in the Gir forest, leopards in Bharatpur , wild water buffalo in Nepali Tarai , Asiatic cheetah in Rewah and beyond India cape buffalo , black rhinoceros and 31 other varieties of herbivore in Africa. Sudal Singh wrote an account of his hunting exploits, The big game diary of Sadul Singh, Maharajkumar of Bikaner which was privately published in , in it he recounts shooting nearly 50, game animals and a further 46, game birds to that date; including 33 tigers, 30 Great Indian bustards and over 21, sandgrouse.

Major Thomas Skinner — was a Canadian born British soldier, road builder and sportsman. Whilst Commissioner of Roads in Ceylon in the s, he is said to have killed between and 1, elephants, depending on the source, in elephant control efforts.

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In he published an autobiography, Fifty years in Ceylon: an autobiography. Arthur de Carle Sowerby — was a British naturalist, big game hunter and explorer in China in the early s. Born in China to British missionary parents, Sowerby spoke fluent Chinese and in was invited to join the Duke of Bedford's mission to collect zoological specimens for the British Museum in Shensi.

In Sowerby joined Robert Sterling Clark 's expedition from the Yellow River into Shensi and then to Kansu province to collect specimens, between then and he made four separate expeditions into Manchuria and Mongolia. Serving in the British Army during the Great War, in the early s Sowerby found that his chronic arthritis was preventing him from making any more expeditions. Over the course of his career Sowerby shot leopard, wolf, bear, argali , boar, goral , wapiti, roe deer, musk deer, sika deer and numerous small game species.

Patrick "Paddy" Cahill c. Cahill later bought a pearling lugger and in he settled on a farm at Oenpelli , deeply interested in and empathetic to the local aboriginal people, he sought to minimize their contacts with Europeans, particularly missionaries, and in was appointed a protector and manager of a reserve based on Oenpelli. Cahill hunted buffalo mostly from horseback, he killed buffalo in his most successful season, his most successful day hunting saw 48 buffalo killed, he attributed much of his success to his fast intelligent horse St Lawrence.

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Thomas Edward "Tom" Cole — was an English born Australian stockman, horse-breaker , brumby runner, drover , buffalo shooter, crocodile shooter, coffee grower and author. Arriving in Australia in , Cole worked on various cattle stations in Queensland and the Northern Territory before taking up droving for a year, then breaking horses at Banka Banka Station. After a short time running brumbies on Inverway Station , in Cole started hunting buffalo for their hides. In Cole purchased square miles of land on the Wildman River and took to hunting buffalo professionally, also shooting crocodiles for their skins.

After a brief period of service World War 2 Cole tried running a laundry and dry cleaning business in Sydney, before becoming Papua New Guinea 's first professional crocodile shooter. Cole hunted buffalo mostly from horseback with a. In Cole published an autobiography, Hell west and crooked , which sold over , copies. Robert Joel "Joe" Cooper — was an Australian buffalo hunter. Born near Riverton in South Australia, between and , with his brother Harry, Cooper arrived in the Northern Territory and for several years engaged in timber-getting and buffalo shooting on the Cobourg Peninsula and surrounding areas.

In the brothers and Edward Robinson made an exploratory foray to Melville Island where, despite local aboriginal hostility, they found thousands of buffalo. In Cooper returned to Melville Island as Robinson's manager, he was speared in the shoulder but abducted four Tiwi islanders, escaping with them to the mainland. Befriending his captives and learning their language, in Cooper returned with them and twenty aborigines from Port Essington and settled on the island.

Cooper remained on Melville Island for ten years, shooting over buffalo a year for their hides and horns as well as cutting Cyprus pine and fishing for trepang. Known as 'The King of Melville Island', in Cooper left after accusations of cruelty by him and the Port Essington aborigines towards the local Tiwi islanders. Edward Oswin Robinson — was an English born Australian customs officer, trader, buffalo shooter, pastoralist and miner.

Arriving in Australia before , Robinson tried pearling at King Sound , trepanging on Croker Island , managing a cattle station at Port Essington and from was for several years a customs officer collecting duties and licence fees from Macassan trepangers. Whilst a customs officer, Robinson's main source of income was buffalo hides, he shot buffalo on the Cobourg Peninsula from the early s and in he was the first to hunt buffalo commercially near the Alligator River.

By Robinson claimed to have exported 20, buffalo hides from the mainland and another from Melville Island. Purchasing the lease for Melville Island in , he appointed Joe Cooper as manager and supported his hunting on the island. William I c. Few hunting details have survived about William except that he was a keen huntsman whose introduction of royal forests and forest law to England including the creation of the New Forest have left an enduring impact on the ecology of that country to the present day.

The royal accounts of from Henry I detail payments to over hunt servants and archers as well as payments for numerous horses and hounds, the hounds were divided into the wolf pack, the king's pack and the main pack, the first two for the king's recreational hunting, the last for use by royal servants for supplying game to the royal table.

Louis XV — was King of France from to The King hunted with a huge pack of hounds called The Great Pack , made up of 40 to 90 couples 80 to hounds of different breeds, the number increasing during his reign. The pack was actually three packs divided between the game hunted, wild boar, wolf and red deer, and employed a staff of over noblemen each being on duty for 3 months at a time and horses, with a further 2, horses available for the use by the King, his courtiers and guests.

Between and the kills of red deer alone by the Great Pack was 2, stags. At the time of its creation there were estimated to be only 60 animals remaining in the Alps, the creation of the park and the appointment of a staff of 55 game keepers to watch and ward the remaining animals saw their numbers climb to between and 1, head by , this in spite of the King shooting on average 50 head a year. An enthusiastic alpine sportsman, the King is believed to have shot around male ibex, 22 female ibex and over chamois in his life. The Duke's favourite rifle was a. John George I — was the Elector of Saxony from to These huge numbers of game were killed by a system of elaborate palisades and hundreds of game beaters who drove the game in enormous numbers to within range of the hunters and their still primitive muzzleloading firearms.

John George I was also an enthusiastic organizer of area blood sports for the amusement of his court, using the great open market of Dresden as the stage he would pit aurochs brought from Poland against bears or wild boar and stag against wolves and occasionally the Elector would enter the arena himself to dispatch an animal with a spear, these events usually culminated in members of court participating in some fox tossing. It is said that John George I rejected the offer of the throne of Bohemia because the deer in Bohemia were smaller and fewer than those of Saxony.

John George II followed his father's love of slaughtering huge numbers of driven game, over the course of his life he shot 43, red deer, 2, fallow deer, 16, roe deer, 22, wild boar, bears, 2, wolves, lynxes, 16, hares, 2, foxes, beavers, 1, badgers, otters and wild cats. In John George II rebuilt at enormous expense a high palisade fence originally built by his ancestor Augustus, Elector of Saxony in the preceding century and had fallen into disrepair.

The fence ran the entire length of the border between Saxony and Bohemia and was rebuilt to prevent the Elector's stags from straying from his country. James' reign was marked by his passion for hunting, he reimposed many previously relaxed game and forest laws, took a close interest in the royal forests and claimed the royal right to hunt all game all over England.

Providing James with good days hunting was seen as a valuable way to curry favour with the king, although his secretaries often complained of delays in getting his signature due to his frequent lengthy absences hunting and various foreign ambassadors were on occasion kept waiting for weeks while James was away on an extended hunting trip. James born small and unable to walk properly or hold himself upright without experiencing pain in his legs, but he had considerable stamina mounted and he maintained to his couriers and ministers his need to hunt frequently to protect his health.

James usually hunted stag and hare mounted with a pack of hounds. Holt Collier c. Collier was born a slave of the Hinds family of Mississippi , from a very young age he cared for the family's pack of hounds and at the age of 10 he moved to their Plum Ridge Plantation in a rugged wilderness area of Washington County , where he was responsible for providing meat for the plantation's workers, he is believed to have killed his first bear that time. At the age of 14 Collier ran away to follow his owners, Howell and Thomas Hinds, into the Confederate Army against their express orders because of his age , he was the only black man to serve in the Confederate Army from Mississippi, later serving in the 9th Texas Cavalry Regiment.

After the war Collier worked briefly as a cowboy in Texas before returning to Mississippi and to hunting, he is credited with killing over 3, bears, hunting bears and cougars with a pack of hounds. Collier gained national fame when he took Theodore Roosevelt bear hunting, having promised a bear for Roosevelt he single-handedly captured and tied a large black bear to a tree, Roosevelt's refusal to shoot the bear as unsportsmanlike led the press to coin the nickname " Teddy bear ". Inheriting a significant fortune and significant landholdings in South Carolina and Mississippi , Hampton was a very keen hunter of wild game on his plantations, particularly one plantation located near Greenville in northern Mississippi.

Over the course of his life Hampton is thought to have been at the death of over black bears, at least two thirds of which he killed himself, and a similar number of deer. Hampton did all of his hunting mounted on horseback with a large pack of Southern American Foxhounds , with which in addition to bears and deer he killed around 16 cougars, several wolf as well as lynx and grey fox. Hampton was described by Theodore Roosevelt as "the mightiest hunter America has ever seen", he usually shot his prey after the hounds had brought it to bay, although he also killed bear by hand with a knife, letting the hounds distract the bear whilst he walked up behind it to stab its throat.

Ernest Miller Hemingway — was an American novelist, short story writer, journalist and sportsman. Introduced to fishing and hunting by his father when he was four years old, Hemingway maintained a lifelong love of both pursuits, trout fishing and duck shooting in various locations, deep sea fishing for marlin and tuna in the Gulf Stream and big game hunting in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming as well as conducting two safaris in East Africa with Philip Percival as his guide. Hemingway shot brown bear, black bear, wapiti, deer and bighorn sheep in America and lion, leopard, rhinoceros, buffalo, kudu, roan antelope, zebra and numerous gazelle in East Africa, his sporting experiences gave him material for many of his short stories and novels.

Hemingway hunted with a 6. Raised on the Isle of Man , Herbert found the prospect of a life of domesticity confining so, with her cousin Cecily Baird, she set out for the Canadian Rockies where the pair taught English cookery to Chinese kitchen workers and gained their first exposure to big game hunting.

Upon their return to Britain the cousins secretly began planning a solely sporting expedition, this time to Africa. In the pair arrived in Somaliland , shooting numerous game including lion, rhinoceros and various antelope, Herbert was mauled by a lion and one of her native guides was killed by a rhinoceros. The pair conducted two more major sporting expeditions, one to Alaska where they hunted bear, walrus, caribou, Dall sheep and moose and another to the Caucasus where they hunted tur , bear, ibex, deer and wild boar, Herbert published an account of all three trips.

For their trip to Somaliland, an uncle provided them with a battery of rifles from his personal collection, including three 12 bore rifles, two. For the Alaskan trip the pair took a. Elmer Merrifield Keith — was an Idaho rancher, firearms enthusiast, author and sportsman. Keith lived in the wilds within hiking distance of bear, wapiti, deer, mountain goat and moose, from boyhood he hunted these and other American big game species including caribou, bighorn sheep, dall sheep, antelope, bison, arctic game, cougar and jaguar, making frequent hunting trips to the remotest parts of British Columbia , Alberta , Alaska and the Yukon.

Keith designed and used many unique cartridges for his North American hunting pursuits, his wildcat rifle cartridges are seen to have influenced the development of many modern hunting cartridges including the. After a brief Army career, O'Connor commenced teaching whilst moonlighting as a reporter. Moving on to writing magazine articles about hunting and rifles, he became best known as a writer for and later the shooting editor of Outdoor Life magazine, he also wrote several books about hunting, shooting and game animals.