MISSOULA, Mont.--(Ammoland.com)- Dr. James H. “Red” Duke Jr., physician, television personality, conservationist, hunter and past president of Boone and Crockett Club, died Tuesday, August 25 2015. He was 86.
Duke, of Houston, Texas, served as President of Boone and Crockett Club from 1986-87, one of the many contributions made in a lifetime he said was devoted to “caring for people and critters.” He also founded the Texas Bighorn Society, which lead to successful desert sheep restoration in Texas, and served as president of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (now the Wild Sheep Foundation) in 1986. As a hunter, Duke’s fondness for mountain sheep and remote alpine highlands helped to inspire what is now his conservation legacy.
For his vast contributions to conservation and accomplishments as a sportsman, Duke received numerous awards, including the highest honors bestowed by the Boone and Crockett Club, The Sportsman’s Club of Texas, Shikar Safari Foundation and Dallas Safari Club, which recently bestowed upon him the Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award for exemplary leadership in conservation, education, hunting, humanitarian causes, research, permanent …read more