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Paul Etchepare
William Douglas
Wyoming
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Paul Etchepare

Paul Etchepare was born to one of the most successful and well-known Montana sheepherders. His father came to the U.S. in 1890, first working as a rancher, then a logger until he decided to shift over to herding. Over time, he developed a large herding operation that operated in both Montana and Wyoming and eventually Colorado.

In this interview, his son Paul describes many of the time-tested methods of herding sheep. He includes the differences in ethnicities when herding, as well as how large his operation is and what new techniques for scientific livestock management he is employing now. It is a great source of information on how a ranching/herding operation is run on a day-to-day basis.

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Paul's Father (10:37)
The Business of Herding (8:41)
Societies of Herders (10:57)
How Herders Were Recruited (10:15)
Paul's Childhood, Running Livestock (8:30)
Paul's Current Operation (8:06)
The Science of Herding and Ranching (4:11)
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Deer Lodge, MT
Colorado
Etchepare Cooley, MT
Glasgow, MT
France
New York, NY
Long Beach, CA
Ogden, UT
Bakersfield, CA
Chino, CA
Puente, CA
Nevada
Peter Pawley
Mr. Warren
herding
ethnic differences
WWI
recruiting herders
ranching

 

1890

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