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Archive for Monday, January 30, 2012

100 years ago: Local men enjoy another ‘wolf hunt’

January 30, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 30, 1912:

"The grand roundup held this morning by the Kaw Valley C.P.A. resulted in the killing of two wolves and two red foxes by the army of hunters who went out to exterminate the pests and enjoy the day's sport. Fully four hundred men armed with shot guns took part.... At the end of the hunt the slain animals were offered for sale to the highest bidder.... The total amount realized from the sale of the animals was $17.25 which was expended in the purchase of a lunch for the entire crowd.... When Judge Benson arrived at his office in the city hall this morning and found that there was nothing on the docket he immediately joined the wolf hunters for the day. The judge declared open season and armed with his double barrel set out to slaughter the pests. The only regret on the part of the judge was that the rules of the meet barred dogs and his faithful Sam had to stay at home."

"The first student event at the new Bowersock Theater will be the fifth annual opera presented by the School of Fine Arts next week. The opera this year is 'The Yeoman of the Guard' by Gilbert and Sullivan, the work which directly followed 'The Mikado' and which was the favorite composition of the author and composer. Costumes from New York will be historically correct and will present one of the most interesting stage pictures ever seen in Lawrence. For the spinning scene, a wheel has been loaned and special instruction in the almost forgotten art given by members of one of the original settlers' family."

Comments

RKLOG 2 years, 11 months ago

The only condolence for the wolves is that all the hunters are, finally, also dead.

FlintlockRifle 2 years, 11 months ago

Mr. Log you undoudtably are a city slicker, and havn't the foggiest idea how bad the "coyote" wolves population has gotten the past years and the damage they do to new born critters,plus city dogs and cats. To many houses( 5-10 acre plots) in the country to do this any more. Thanks again Miss Sarah for the article of days gone by.

Sarah St. John 2 years, 11 months ago

For FOUR HUNDRED hungry hunters!!! What did they make/buy for that price, and did they supplement it with fresh coyote meat? That's what I want to know.

deec 2 years, 11 months ago

400 hunters and 4 kills? It's a good thing those guys didn't have to hunt to eat.

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