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Presettlement Wildlife and Habitat of Montana:
An Overview

Annotation Of Expeditions And Individuals Recording Natural History Notes

John Palliser Hunting Expedition 1847-1848:

Palliser was a wealthy Irish adventurer who entered Montana for the first time in 1847 along the Lower Yellowstone for sport hunting purposes. He spent most of the winter of 1847-48 hunting around Fort Union, although he made one extended trip along the Missouri River. The spring of 1848 he again ascended the Yellowstone River up to the Bighorn River for more hunting and fishing (Figure 11). During these excursions into Montana, he recorded a considerable amount of natural history notes; as a hunter, he especially focused his attention on the large mammals of this region.

Palliser, J.  1853.  Solitary rambles and adventures of a hunter in the 
     prairies.  John Murray, London.

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