by Edward D. Ives
University of Illinois Press, 1988
Cloth: 978-0-252-01511-3 | Paper: 978-0-252-06330-5
Library of Congress Classification SK15.M34I94 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 799.297410922

George Magoon (1851-1929), a notorious
  moose and deer poacher in Maine, was the hero of scores of funny stories of
  how he outwitted game wardens. Preserving these oral histories, Edward Ives
  documents Magoon's life and explores his significance as a folk hero within
  the context of the conservation movement, the cult of the sportsman, and Maine's
  increasingly restrictive game laws.
"A rich and subtle book, an
  important work by a major scholar. . . . It is a major contribution to folklore
  studies, and to history and American studies as well."
  -- Journal of American Folklore

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