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HUNTING HISTORY AFTER WWII TOPIC AT MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
As Montana and the rest of the United States struggled to recover after the end of World War Two, the resulting social and political developments brought sweeping changes in many ways including the sport of hunting.
On Thursday (Jan. 26) at 6:30 p.m. at the Montana Historical Society “Montana The Magazine of Western History Associate Editor Randall Williams will present a free public program, “A Nation of Sportsmen: Thinking Historically about Hunting in the Postwar United States,” to examine how attitudes toward hunting changed.
Those who had served on battlefields and learned sometimes for the first time how to use weapons brought their knowledge and respect for firearms into the world of hunting in new ways. Hunter safety, management of game animals and other attitudes changed laws as well as attitudes.
The talk is related to the current MHS Montana’s Museum exhibit “Big Game, Big Stories: Montana’s Hunting Heritage.” There will be time after the talk to tour the exhibit.