Animals: Buffalo Butchery

Sixty times in Canada's Buffalo National Park one day last week Assistant Game Warden Samuel Purshell raised his rifle, aimed, fired. At rundown 60 buffalo lay dead. Next day, as eleven herd riders drove more shaggy victims into the huge enclosure where he worked. Warden Purshell repeated his butchery. Progressing at the rate of 60 animals per day, his goal was 1,500 dead buffalo.

In 1907, when its buffalo were almost gone, the Canadian Government purchased a herd of 738 from Montana, established them in a 125,000-acre buffalo park near Wainwright, Alberta. The original...

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