A Lifetime of Hounds, Horses, and Hunting in the Southwest G. W. "Dub" Evans ... Of course, the fact that they speak highly of Slash Ranch hounds makes the letter no less interesting to me: You mention the habit that some lions have of ...
Author: G. W. "Dub" Evans
Publisher: Old West Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Some of the greatest hounds in the southwest match wits, courage, and endurance with the elusive cougar, bear, and wildcat. New Mexico and Arizona have produced some truly exceptional hounds and houndsmen over the years, and the Slash Ranch hounds were among the best. Over much of the first half of the 1900’s these hounds with Dub Evans were making a name for themselves all over the southwest. People coming from far and wide to witness them in action as well as for the chance to harvest bear and lion. The Black Range and Gila Wilderness of New Mexico where much of this book takes place, is still as wild and remote today as it was in the previous century. The bottomless labyrinths of canyons and snow-capped peaks a paradise for the sportsman. Home to such famous mountain men and frontiersmen as Ben Lilly, Nat Straw, and Montague Stevens, it is a place that can only be experienced. And what better way to experience it then to follow a pack of great hounds in pursuit? The answer is, there is none. The chase will take you places that few people have seen, and fewer still have tread. A Classic among hound books Slash Ranch hounds details much lion-lore mixed in with great stories of the chase. Much can be learned about the complex workings of the chase, as well as gaining a greater respect for the hounds and houndsmen. Without exaggeration, Evans describes his adventures with truth that can be felt through the pages. From tales of roping lions to catching stock-killing bear and cougar. This is adventure on the western frontier at its finest. So, saddle up, as this is a book for the modern houndsman as well as the armchair adventurer. This is a book to read next the campfire or fireplace, dreaming of hunts bygone and hunts still to come.
From long experience following the hounds horseback in wild country, he knew that an honest recall of actual events was the best story of all.
Author: Dub Evans
6 x 9, 244 pages, section of black and white photos. A New Mexico classic, hounds, lion hunts, bear and more. Lots of New Mexico history and color. Everyone has their favorite among hounds and hunting books but Slash Ranch Hounds is certainly among the best in any section. It is very strong on the intricate workings of hounds in pursuit of scent. While not a "how-to" book, any dog man can benefit from Evan's training tips and hunting techniques, most told within the context of stories. And Dub Evans was simply a good writer, who could render an exciting chase that we can feel today without the need for tall tales and exaggerations. From long experience following the hounds horseback in wild country, he knew that an honest recall of actual events was the best story of all.
... try: • Meet Mr. Grizzly, by Montague Stevens • Ben Lilly's Tales ofBears, Lions and Hounds, edited by Neil B. Carmony • Hunting Grizzlys, Black Bear and Lions “Big-Time” on the Old Ranches, by Will Evans • Slash Ranch Hounds, ...
Author: Norman Fine
Publisher: Derrydale Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
A collection of thirty-two foxhunting stories populated by horses, hounds, challenging obstacles, and unforgettable personalities. Accompany Norman Fine to Ireland, England, Canada, and across the United States as he meets, hunts with, and is educated by the foremost Masters, huntsmen, hound breeders, and sporting historians of the last fifty years. Fine's stories, most of them previously published in the U.S. and England, are connected chronologically by new material in which the author explains how he came to meet these larger-than-life characters, what role they played in his development from horseman to foxhunter, and how he came to hunt with their hounds.
It was given some notability in Dub Evans's book, Slash Ranch Hounds (Evans, 1951). The wet meadow begins immediately below the lake and goes all the way to the ranch headquarters. It is now fenced, and the vegetation on it is largely ...
Author: Harley Shaw
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
J. Stokley Ligon's work in bird conservation, habitat protection, and wildlife legislation during the mid-twentieth century is well-documented in his own writing and the writing of others. But hovering in the background of Ligon's life story has always been the rumor of a trip he made alone as a young man in 1913 in which he covered much of New Mexico alone on horseback. Details of the trip had faded into history, and Ligon—a self-effacing man—had never published the story. As it turns out, the trek was Ligon's first job with the US Biological Survey, and it did not go entirely undocumented. The breeding bird population report that eventually resulted from the journey, photographs from glass plate negatives, and—perhaps most enticingly—Ligon's own personal diary from these travels are presented here. Not just a compelling account of the expedition itself, the materials and insights found in this volume also reveal aspects of Ligon's family history, his early interest in wildlife, and the development of the wilderness skills needed to undertake such a survey. Using his original itinerary and handwritten report, the authors of this book revisited many of the places that Ligon surveyed and in a few cases were even able to locate and repeat Ligon's early photographs. Combined with a discussion of the conditions of birds and other wildlife then and now, this volume serves as a useful tool for understanding how wildlife numbers, distribution, and habitats changed in New Mexico over the course of the twentieth century. Birding enthusiasts, historians, naturalists, and even armchair adventurers will all find something to love in this chronicle of a young man from a West Texas ranching family with a driving ambition to be a professional naturalist and writer.
Old Man Grizzly " is a chapter in Evans's book of recollections of his hunting adventures - Slash Ranch Hounds , published in 1951 by the University of New Mexico Press . The hunt takes place in April 1930 , in New Mexico's Black Range ...
Author: David Earl Brown
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
This collection of true stories about grizzly and black bears in the greater southwest from the 1820s to present day demonstrates changing attitudes toward bears and the preservation of the animals and their habitats
Slash Ranch Hounds. Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico Press. Ewer, R. F. 1998. The Carnivores. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, Comstock. Ewing, Susan, and Elizabeth Grossman, eds. 1999. Shadow Cat: Encountering ...
Author: David Baron
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The true tale of an edenic Rocky Mountain town and what transpired when a predatory species returned to its ancestral home. When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter Benchley's thriller Jaws, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles Boulder's effort to coexist with its new neighbors. A parable for our times, The Beast in the Garden is a scientific detective story and a real-life drama, a tragic tale of the struggle between two highly evolved predators: man and beast.
In 1951, George wrote the book Slash Ranch Hounds about his hunting dogs. Bagley, “James B. Gillett, The Man,” 5, 6; “Descendants of James Buchanan Gillett,” n. pag.; Albuquerque Tribune, June 23, 1962; El Paso Herald-Post, June 25, ...
Author: Darren L. Ivey
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the Lone Star State can certainly boast of immense ranches, vast oil fields, enormous cowboy hats, and larger-than-life heroes. Among the greatest of the latter are the iconic Texas Rangers, a service that has existed, in one form or another, since 1823. Established in Waco in 1968, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum continues to honor these legendary symbols of Texas and the American West. While upholding a proud heritage of duty and sacrifice, even men who wear the cinco peso badge can have their own champions. Thirty-one individuals—whose lives span more than two centuries—have been enshrined in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. In The Ranger Ideal Volume 2: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1874-1930, Darren L. Ivey presents capsule biographies of the twelve inductees who served Texas in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Ivey begins with John B. Jones, who directed his Rangers through their development from state troops to professional lawmen; then covers Leander H. McNelly, John B. Armstrong, James B. Gillett, Jesse Lee Hall, George W. Baylor, Bryan Marsh, and Ira Aten—the men who were responsible for some of the Rangers’ most legendary feats. Ivey concludes with James A. Brooks, William J. McDonald, John R. Hughes, and John H. Rogers, the “Four Great Captains” who guided the Texas Rangers into the twentieth century.
Eastward , exclusion 16 provides a comfortable margin around the Double Springs ranch , the location of " Horse Camp " made famous by the late Dub Evans in his book , Slash Ranch Hounds . We give full support to the inclusion of the ...