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Achille Roos' Hunting Story

15 Sep 1901, San Francisco Chronicle, p. 15



Deer Slayers Making Trips All Over the State.


Big bucks continue to fall before the rifles of local hunters. Even though those who go out after the big game are reticent about telling the number of deer they have killed, they are by no means averse to telling of the big buck that has been killed, or to showing the head. The biggest killed during the week was one that was got by C.E. Bundschu, A. Sbarboro, A Lee and V. Caglieri near Asti.


Harry B. Hosmer, Achille Roos and William Gerstle have returned from a three weeks’ trip through Trinity and Humboldt counties. The trip was a very pleasant outing, but some things happened to Achille Roos that he will remember for many days. He came near being shot while out hunting. The weather was cold, to Roos at least, so cold that at nights he couldn’t get warm enough to get to sleep till he put on his regular clothes several blankets and his bearskin overcoat. 


It was this bearskin overcoat that nearly caused his death. Getting up early one morning he started up the mountain to hunt with the overcoat on, as he was cold. After being out a short time he heard the whistle of a bullet and luckily divined the cause immediately. He stripped off his bearskin coat that some hunter had seen and mistaken for the real thing, and lost no time in getting back to camp. Harry Hosmer tried to find the careless hunter, but for some reason could no do so as there was no looking glass in the camp. 


One night Roos failed to appear, and Hosmer and Gerstle went out to look for him, fearing that he had met with an accident. At 3 A.M. they found the missing man some miles from the camp, suffering from cold, as he had nothing with him but a small flask of whisky and had no blankets. Roos was shivering and trying to keep warm by a fire about the size of a candle. He had a fine buck to console him, however, and was happy. Hosmer brought back two heads.

Owner/SourceSan Francisco Chronicle
Date15 Sep 1901
Linked toWilliam Lewis GERSTLE; Achille ROOS

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