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The Culture of Hunting in Canada

The Culture of Hunting in Canada covers elements of the history of hunting from the pre-colonial period until the present in all parts of Canada and features essays by practitioners and scholars of hunting and by pro- and anti-hunting lobbyists. The result crosses the boundaries between scholarship and personal reflection, and between academia and advocacy. Topics include hunting identities; conservation and its relationship to hunting; tensions between hunters and non-hunters and between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal hunting groups; hunting ethics; debates over hunting practices and regulations; animal rights; and gun control. This book makes an unprecedented contribution to the study of hunting in Canada and its role in our culture.

288 pages


Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

Introduction

Part 1: Hunting and Identity

1 Why I Hunt / Leigh Clarke

2 Learning to Hunt at the Age of Twenty-Seven: A New Hunter’s Views on Hunting / Jason E. McCutcheon

3 Hunting with Dad / Robert Sopuck

4 Hunting Stories / Peter Kulchyski

5 The Empire’s Eden: British Hunters, Travel Writing, and Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century Canada / Greg Gillespie

6 Powers of Liveness: Reading Hornaday’s Camp-Fires / Mark Simpson

Part 2: Hunting and Conservation in History

7 Views of a Swampy-Cree Elder on the Spiritual Relationship between Hunters and Animals / Louis Bird and Roland Bohr

8 “When the Need for It No Longer Existed”: Declining Wildlife and Native Hunting Rights in Ontario, 1791-1898 / David Calverley

9 Contested Terrains of Space and Place: Hunting and the Landscape Known as Algonquin Park, 1890-1950 / Jean L. Manore

10 The Sinews of Their Lives: First Nations’ Access to Resources in the Yukon, 1890-1950 / Kenneth Coates

11 The Canadian Wildlife Service: Enforcing Federal Wildlife Regulations / J. Alexander Burnett

Part 3: Hunting and Contemporary Challenges

12 Aboriginal Peoples and Their Historic Right to Hunt: A Reasonable Symbiotic Relationship / Bruce W. Hodgins

13 Personal Expression as Exemplified by Hunting: One Man’s View / Edward Reid

14 Gun Control in Canada / Simon Wallace

15 A Hunter’s Perspective on Gun Control in Canada / Dale Miner

16 The Activists Move West: Recent Experiences in Manitoba / Tim Sopuck

17 Fair Chase: To Where Does It Lead? / Edward Hanna

Conclusion

Contributors

Index

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