DAIRYMAN RIDING IN FROM HIS FARM NEAR KANSAS CITY STRIKES TRAIL OF MARAUDER AND GETS FIRST SCALP BOUNTY OF YEAR.

Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 4.—William Knothe, a dairyman and motorcycle enthusiast, shot a wolf almost within the city limits today while out with his new Indian mount on a trip to this city from his dairy farm near Dodson.  Knothe was informed by farmers that a wolf had been seen running along the road, and he returned to his farm for a shotgun.  He obtained the gun, and backed up by one of his farm employees, who occupied the tandem seat, Knothe returned to the road on which the wolf had been seen bent on landing the game.

After some skirmishing the hunters came upon the wolf and shot it.  Knothe and his companion then swung the prize across the motorcycle tank and carried it into Kansas City, thus qualifying for the first $3 bounty reward for a wolf’s scalp to be paid this year.  After collecting from the county, Knothe sold the wolf’s carcass for $2.50.

“Motorcycle riding is a cracker-jack sport in itself”, said Knothe in commenting on the performance, “and wolf hunting is also rather interesting; but when you combine the two sports you certainly are assured of all the novelty and exhilaration that any man can desire.”  – Motorcycle Illustrated.  Jan. 18, 1917.

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