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SLIM MOORE: ALASKA MASTER GUIDE

by: Jim Rearden

With humor, & in exciting detail, these stories recall a sparsely inhabited Alaska, a far cry from most of today’s space. Here are tales of 4-6 week big game hunts. 25 B&W Photos; 6×9 inches, 141 pgs.

1-57510-139-4
978-1-57510-139-2
Softcover
06-30-2009
Big & Small Game Animals & Hunting

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Overview

Foreword by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

In 1955, responding to Slim Moore’s urging, the Territorial Game Commission set aside the McNeil River area for brown bear viewing. Now people flock here from all over the world to see the bears.

Slim Moore Alaska Master Guide – the stories of Alaska Master Guide Slim Moore found in this volume were tape-recorded by the author in 1956. Told with humor, & in exciting detail, they recall a sparsely inhabited Alaska, with old-fashioned month-or-more mixed-game guided hunts- a far cry from most of today’s hurry-up guided hunts.

In 1931, Moore became a registered big game hunting guide, &, with packhorses, started taking client hunters into the remote mountains on four-week to six-week hunts. He had two goals; to give his clients the best hunt possible, & to keep them safe.

Hunts with Slim Moore were strictly fair chase; his hunting ethics were of the highest level. Throughout his near-fifty-year guiding career, Territorial & State wildlife biologists often conferred with him on wildlife issues.

Moore was one of Alaska’s first ten Master Guides. In 1973 the Alaska Professional Hunters Association named him Guide of the Year. In 1974 the APHS presented him with the Simon-Waugh award, its highest honor. In 1978, the Alaska Legislature award him an honorary Master Guide license for life & congratulated him for his almost half a century of guiding. When he retired at 80, he was the oldest active guide in Alaska.

Slim Moore died in Anchorage on April 3, 1982, at 83.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
“When Slim Moore talked about wildlife, people listened, for he was a careful observer. His years of guiding & trapping made him an expert at interpreting the impact of nature & humans on wildlife.” -Sterling Eide, retired Alaska Department Fish & Game wildlife biologist, & one time next-door neighbor to Slim Moore.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. When Hollywood Came to Alaska
2. M.W. (Slim) Moore
3. Riding a Ram Down a Mountain
4. Chasing Moose
5. Chasing Griz Over a Mountain
6. A Bare-handed Encounter with a Wolf
7. The Parbuckled Brownie, & other Bear Oddities
8. Close Encounters with Interior Grizzlies
9. The Midnight Charge of a Brown Bear
10. One-shot Bill, a Trophy Bull, & the Ways of Moose
11. The Johnson-Brennan Record Ram
12. Woes of a Guide
13. Stalking Sheep, & Memories of Early Days

Details

ISBN: 1-57510-139-4
Publisher: PICTORIAL HISTORIES PUB CO
Publish Date: 06-30-2009

“SLIM MOORE: ALASKA MASTER GUIDE”

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