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The American Hunter-Naturalist and the Development of the Code of Sportsmanship

@inproceedings{Altherr1978TheAH,
  title={The American Hunter-Naturalist and the Development of the Code of Sportsmanship},
  author={Thomas Lawson Altherr},
  year={1978}
}
During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, a small but growing and vociferous group of environmentally concerned sportsmen arose in the United States in counteraction to the savage tendencies in hunting prevalent in their day. By 1900, a stylized, idealistic type of hunter called the “hunter-naturalist” developed. Combining respect and scientific and aesthetic appreciation for nature and nostalgia for what they considered purer, wilder hunting in the past with the moral imperatives of… 
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