[PDF] The Wilderness Hunter (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) By Theodore Roosevelt. This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. A far cry from his New York City upbringing, the Dakota Bad Lands became Theodore Roosevelt's stomping grounds when he moved to a ranch on the northern cattle plains. During this stage of his life he tracked giant grizzly bears through the mountains and wrote his account of these magnificent animals in The Wilderness Hunter. Published in1893, it is one of the most comprehensive stories of the grizzlies' private life ever told.