Third Thursday Talk:
Mismanaged: American Hunting Practices of the 19th Century
In the modern age, hunting is an agent of conservation. This was not always the case, however, and the ways in which early European Americans hunted game shed light on the purposes for which they harvested game. Whether for predator management or obtaining hides for expensive garments, many hunting practices from the 18th and 19th centuries ultimately resulted in dramatic damage to wildlife populations. In the aftermath of their destruction, modern sportsmen find their responsibility as stewards of the natural world. Join Logan Reynolds, Marietta College History Department student, as he takes a look into regional hunting practices and their development across America.
$5 Nonmembers; $4 Members; FREE to Docents