BUFFALO—DESTRUCTION OF—Was it in the hard winter of ‘81 or ‘82 that the hunters killed most of the buffalo, and how many remain wild, and where are they? Were they ever found west of the Rockies?
The destruction was great in both winters, but I think in actual numbers the killing was largest about 1879 or 1880. Once the herds were thinned out, the sudden decline was more noticeable than when the herds were large. There are, perhaps, thirty or forty wild ones in remote Montana, and some in Canada. I think there were small herds over the divide, but not many.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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