Sport: Big Gamester

Ducks and turkeys didn't satisfy Denver Wright's killer instincts. The St. Louis billfold manufacturer was determined to go after Big Game.

His first attempt was a lion hunt on a nearby island in the Mississippi. He knew that there were lions on the island, because he had bought two from a circus and turned them loose there. A fearless Star-Times reporter, bent on spoiling the Post-Dispatch's exclusive story, went on a private safari which bagged the lions while Wright and his party were eating lunch. Three months later, Wright tried again. This time he bought a couple of "old, vicious" lions. They...

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