Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter , Vol. 2, (G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1893).
"Generally the weapon mainly relied on by these old himters is the rifle ; and occasionally some old himter will be found even to this day who uses a muzzle-loader, such as Kit Carson carried in the middle of the century. There are exceptions to this rule of the rifle, however. In the years after the Civil War one of the many noted hunters of southwest Virginia and east Tennessee was Wilbur Waters, sometimes called the Hunter of White Top. He often killed black bear with a knife and dogs. He spent all his life in hunting and was very successful, killing the last gang of wolves to be found in his neighborhood; and he slew
The Wilderness Hunter innumerable bears, with no worse results to him- self than an occasional bite or scratch."
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