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Latah County Oral History Collection

Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century

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Date: April 17, 1974 Interviewer: Sam Schrager

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1:00 - Shooting coyotes; Swede John's timber ranch

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Segment Synopsis: Shooting coyotes at his old stand. Swede John's timber ranch.

6:00 - Using dogs to hunt bobcat and coyotes

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Segment Synopsis: Buster tracks a bobcat; skill of his hunting dogs. Practicing on a tomcat. Dogs drive coyote down the hill to his waiting gun.

14:00 - Shooting matches with Clausen for chicken or geese prizes

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Segment Synopsis: Shooting matches with Clausen for chicken or geese prizes

17:00 - Hunting down a coyote with 21 hounds

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Segment Synopsis: A hunting party with 21 hounds tracks a coyote, but Archie shoots him as he jumps a fence.

22:00 - How he picks his hunting stand and it's current location

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Segment Synopsis: How he picked his stand, by the present site of the Mountain Home Grange.

26:00 - Hunting coyotes and prices on bounty versus hides

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Segment Synopsis: Coyote runways and habits. His tame coyote bites another man. He captures pups by pulling them out of the den with a wire; got $3 for bounty, $1 for hide.

30:00 - Having a pet coyote and having to kill it

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Segment Synopsis: (continued) Taking his pet coyote plowing. Killing his pet. Coyotes have too much hell to be trained like dogs.

37:00 - Reasons for him hunting; taking his wife hunting

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Segment Synopsis: He hunted for sport, for something to do in winter. Taking his wife hunting.

41:00 - Playing at dances at Deep Creek schoolhouse.

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Segment Synopsis: Playing at dances at Deep Creek schoolhouse.

46:00 - A man is bowled over by his hunting hound. Hunting with other farmers.

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Segment Synopsis: A man is bowled over by his hunting hound. Hunting with other farmers.

53:00 - Training his saddle horse to stand still and come to him.

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Segment Synopsis: Training his saddle horse to stand still and come to him.

58:00 - Shipping household items across the country; training horses

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Segment Synopsis: Shipping the household goods and stock by train from Minnesota to Palouse. A trained colt.

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