Canines and Coyotes 1941 Leon V. Almirall ~ coyote coursing/hunting with dogs ~ Colorado ranches


Title: Canines and Coyotes

Author: Leon V. Almirall. With a Preface by R. L. Sutton and a Foreword by Patrick Chalmers

Description: Oatmeal-colored cloth stamped in brown. Small previous owner's rubber-stamp on front pastedown, else interior is clean and crisp. Illustrated with 22 pages of photographs on plates (most are full-page images). Includes an index. Dust jacket has some chipping along the top edge of the rear panel; a few closed tears; rubbed edges at spine ends; not price clipped ($3.00); in an archival mylar sleeve. 150 pages.

An detailed presentation and personal memoir about the hunting of coyotes with dogs, based on the extensive years of personal experience by the Colorado rancher Leon V. Almirall. Even at the time this was written, in 1941, the practice of coyote coursing had been much diminished in the West as a result of the country becoming crossed with barb-wire fences. Almirall describes some of his many experiences coyote coursing in Colorado and also provides commentary on the best coursing breeds (purebred greyhounds, Russian wolfhounds, Irish deerhounds, etc.) and proper care and training of the dogs.

Leon Vincent Almirall (1884-1964) was a native of Brooklyn, New York, and briefly attended Cornell and Columbia universities, before heading out west to learn the cattle trade in Colorado and New Mexico. He went on to operate ranches in Middle Park, running cattle on the open and national-forest ranges, and then in Douglas County, Colorado.


Preface by R. L. Sutton.

Foreword by Patrick Chalmers.


1. The Quarry.
2. Selection of Breeds.
3. Training and Care
4. Farewell to High-Country Coursing.
5. Coursing on the Prairie.
6. Happenstances of the Course.
7. Sometimes You Miss
8. Showing the Man from Missouri
9. Rubber-Tired Coursing.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: The Caxton Printers, Ltd.
Place: Caldwell, Idaho
Year: 1941

Keywords: coyotes, hunting, coyote coursing, dogs, Colorado, ranching, Douglas County,

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