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St. Louis Papers Contain Particulars
of Big Wolf Chase Last Week

Coffeyville Daily Journal, 13 Dec 1905

St. Louis Republic:
The wolf hunt on horseback at Mulhall, Ok. last week which was participated in by a number of St. Louis railroad passenger agents, was the most successful of any held there in several years. While the hunt only lasted about six hours, eight wolves, seventeen coyotes and between thirty and fifty cottontails and jack rabbits were bagged. The majority, however, were killed by Miss Lucille Mulhall.

Including the passenger agents, three Mulhall girls and the cowboys, there were about forty persons in the chase, and nearly fifty dogs, which were composed of both foxhounds and greyhounds. An ambulance followed the hunting party to pick up the canines which had either been run over by the horses or had been winded and had fallen by the wayside.

With the exception of the horses ridden by the Mulhall girls and Colonel Zack Mulhall, the steeds were of the typical broncho type, which are accustomed to long runs and easiloy outwind the dogs and overtake the fleeing quarry.

When the party from St. Louis reached Mulhall, it was met by Zack Mulhall and his three daughters, Bossie, Lucille and Mildred, and many cowboys from 101 ranch.

The horses had been saddled and the dogs were eager to start long before the party left the Mulhall ranch and started for the round-up. The chase began just on the outskirts of Mulhall, Ok., and residents of the little hamlet could plainly hear the baying of the hounds, the howling of the wolves and coyotes and the report of the many firearms.

When the scene where the round-up was to begin was reached the hunters separated and by this means a large scope of territory was covered. Each rider, however, started in a certain direction, but when the destination was reached the entire party had formed a circle, closing in on the prey.

When the signal was given all in the party began firing, and almost instantly wolves, coyotes and rabbits began falling, either wounded or killed. The animals which escaped the fusillade of bullets ran for their lives, but were closely pursued by the forty bronchoes.

Across fields, over fences, hill and ell for nearly ten miles the chase lasted, with Lucille Mulhall leading by nearly 100 yards, and with almost each bound of her flying steed she sent a bullet in pursuit of the frightened beasts.

It was impossible to keep tab on the rabbits killed or the person killed them, but owing to Miss Mulhall's marksmanship and the fact that she led the party, she was given credit for killing the greatest portion of the game.

The cowboys and Lucille Mulhall's two sisters followed the flying leader with the St. Louis passenger agents bringing up the rear. At the close of the chase there were less than two dozen dogs in the race, and these were "all in."

After the chase ended the party went to the home of Colonel Mulhall where the guests were entertained at a turkey dinner.

Price M. Taylor, the cowboy passenger agent, wwas the only member of the St. Louis delegation who made a respectable showing in the chase, and he claims credit for killing two of the coyotes.

Zack Mulhall said yesterday that it was one of the most successful hunts which has taken place at Mulhall in several years. C. C. Stewart, another passenger agent, said it was impossible to keep track of the rabbits killed, or the person who killed them.

Misses Bossie and Mildred Mulhall killed a wolf each and several of the rabbits.

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