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Game Thory

of himself, as young men so often are. It was 1919 and the 32-year-old had been promoted to assistant district forester, bringing 20 million acres of Southwestern wildlands under his purview. He knew two things: that hunting was one of the highest uses of public land because it forged a bond between man and nature, and that every wildfire had to be fought lest it made the land unavailable for its

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