James Fenimore Cooper was a popular American writer in 19th century. He was best known for his historical romances. Before his writer career, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The story takes place on the rapidly advancing frontier of New York State. The story begins with an dispute between the judge and Leatherstocking about the question who killed a buck. By means of their discussion, The author reviews many of the changes to New York's Lake Otsego, questions of environmental administration, maintenance, and use dominate. Read it till the end to know the whole story!