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JAKE ABERNATHY TEXAS WOLF HUNTER #7361636
09/22/21 10:08 AM
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https://www.legendsofamerica.com/john-abernathy/
https://americacomesalive.com/jack-abernathy-catching-live-wolves-bare-handed/
How Wolf-Catching Began
John Reeves Abernathy (1876-1941) was born in Bosque County, Texas. Within a few years, his father moved the family to Nolan County, Texas (slightly southwest of Fort Worth), so the senior Abernathy could go into the cattle business.
By the age of 15, Jack “invented” his method for capturing a wolf alive. Jack was riding with a couple of his greyhounds whom he used for hunting. One of the wolves they were pursuing turned to slash at the dog that was gaining on him. Jack was riding close behind. That particularly dog was a favorite of Jack’s. Without thinking, he leapt from his horse and landed close enough to the wolf to thrust a fist toward the wolf and soundly landed his punch directly in the wolf’s snarling mouth. Somewhat to Jack’s amazement, his fist kept the wolf’s jaws from closing and caused the struggling animal to submit.
When a hunting companion caught up with Jack, he freed Jack’s hand, and they bound the wolf’s muzzle with wire. The wolf’s legs were tied, and he was packed on to the back of Jack’s horse. When they arrived back at the ranch, they weighed the wolf–130 pounds to Jack’s 127.

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Re: JAKE ABERNATHY TEXAS WOLF HUNTER [Re: henpecked1] #7361704
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i think the scales lied that aint no wolf he is holding up

Re: JAKE ABERNATHY TEXAS WOLF HUNTER [Re: henpecked1] #7361718
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Old Teddy R would vouch for that.

Re: JAKE ABERNATHY TEXAS WOLF HUNTER [Re: henpecked1] #7361726
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ok guys you need to read a little, when he was 15 (1891) he caught the wolf, the above picture is way after he was 15, that was when TR went and visited with him check the links out.

Re: JAKE ABERNATHY TEXAS WOLF HUNTER [Re: henpecked1] #7362108
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Very interesting. You have been posting some great stuff. Thanks


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Re: JAKE ABERNATHY TEXAS WOLF HUNTER [Re: Pawnee] #7362109
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
Very interesting. You have been posting some great stuff. Thanks

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Re: JAKE ABERNATHY TEXAS WOLF HUNTER [Re: henpecked1] #7362536
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Re: JAKE ABERNATHY TEXAS WOLF HUNTER [Re: henpecked1] #7363077
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Thanks for sharing. Excellent articles.

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