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Published March 26, 2010, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Preserve the Tradition Museum of Natural History


Steve Slack has hunted animals and birds all around the world. Two years ago, he built the "Preserve the Tradition" Museum of Natural History near Dalton, Minn., to house his hundreds of trophies and to promote what he says is the inalienable right of human beings to hunt and fish.

  • Steve Slack has hunted animals and birds all around the world. Two years ago, he built the "Preserve the Tradition" Museum of Natural History near Dalton, Minn., to house his hundreds of trophies and to promote what he says is the inalienable right of human beings to hunt and fish.
  • The large mammal room of the "Preserve the Tradition" Museum of Natural History displays aninals that were taken by Steve Slack during his many hunts around the world. Other rooms in the museum house displays of birds, small mammals as well as a classroom where students learn about wildlife.
  • Detail of a trophy on the wall of the large mamal room at the "Preserve the Tradition" Museum of Natural History.
  • Steve Slack has collected hundreds of trophies and other artificates during his years of hunting, including these horns and skulls which occupy part of the "Preserve the Tradition" Musuem of Natural History.
  • Steve Slack said one of the few times he became afraid while hunting was during a trip to Africa when he was hunting an elephant like the one dispayed on a wall of Slack's museum near Dalton, Minn.
  • After hunting a variety of North American turkeys, Steve Slack is planning to round out his collection by hunting the Gould's turkey in an upcoming trip to Mexico's Sonora Desert.
  • In his hunting travels around the world, Steve Slack has collected numerous artifacts, including this group of weapons and other items purchased from a Maasai warrior.