Billy Pat McKinney


John R. Moore

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Lifelong resident of Big Bend area.

Summary of Interview

Part of Big Bend National Park Oral History Project; extensive biographical information; recounts his experiences tracking, trapping, hunting and managing mountain lions, desert bighorn sheep, deer and bear in Black Gap Wildlife Management Area and Natural Area at Lajitas; establishment of Big Bend National Park and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area; how and why and why Big Bend residents sold land for creation of national park.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

1 hour and 50 minutes

Tape Number

No. 863

Transcript Number

No. 863

Length of Transcript

68 pages

Interview Number

No. 863

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