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Friday, December 31, 2010

The Best of All Seasons: Fifty Years as a Montana Hunter

Dan Aadland (Author)

Since first learning to handle a Winchester .22 as a kid, Dan Aadland has exulted in hunting—not as a sport but as a calling. In this book he takes readers to Montana’s prairies and mountains in search of antelope, whitetail deer, moose, and the occasional upland bird as he vividly describes the rituals and camaraderie of hunting culture.

In fifteen essays recounting a lifetime of adventures, Aadland spins tales of a hunter whose years have been enriched by pursuing game under Montana’s big sky. He conveys the drama of stalking elk in deep snow, when sometimes just the chance at a shot is enough, and describes the tricks of bowhunting. He tells how hunting with horses was “the real deal”: planting one’s foot in the stirrup and sensing an affinity with great hunters of the past. Underlying his memoir is a deep respect for wildlife and appreciation for the West.

Sometimes nostalgic, often humorous, Aadland’s book recounts the highs and lows of the hunt while revealing why the pursuit of game remains so important to so many people. The Best of All Seasons depicts hunting as an essential part of the good life, suggesting that in our civilized age it yet remains a fundamentally natural act. In allowing readers a glimpse into that life, this book simultaneously shows that for Dan Aadland, fine writing comes just as naturally.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self-Defense

Chris Bird (Author)

This collection of true stories examines incidents involving the use of firearms by ordinary citizens for personal protection against criminals. Three basic types of events are discussed: armed defense at home, at work, and in a public place. Each episode is explored in detail, with a look at the citizen involved as well as how their defensive actions aided them or could be improved. From convenience-store robberies to police arrests gone awry, these stories provide memorable reminders of firearm self-defense dos and don'ts.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

High Performance Muzzleloading Big Game Rifles

Toby Bridges (Author)

In the pages of High Performance Muzzleloading Big Game Rifles you'll find everything you need to master the latest in-line muzzleloading big game rifle and take the trophy buck or bull of a lifetime. High Performance Muzzleloading covers all aspects of in-lines including getting top performance, working up loads, choosing projectiles, scope selection, coping with muzzleloader trajectory, tips for maintaining accuracy, plus much, much more.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In the Company of Moose

Victor Van Ballenberghe (Author)

Moose, the giant deer of the northern forests of Europe, Asia, and North America, can grow up to seven feet tall at the shoulder and exceed sixteen hundred pounds. Author and wildlife biologist Victor Van Ballenberghe has studied wild moose in the field for thirty-five years. The author gives insights into the species, their habitat, and predators and shares intimate stories about the moose he has studied for extensive periods. The beauty of these creatures, their strange grace and gentle nature, and their personalities are captured in lively text and dramatic full-color photos.

"At the western end of the Denali Park road, there are moose living on the tundra in September . . . This area is special mainly because the moose live in the shadow of Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. From the north side it is awe inspiring, rising up from the lowlands, snow covered yearlong for two-thirds of its height. In September on clear, blue-sky days, when the tundra is red and Mount McKinley forms the backdrop, this moose country has no equal." --Victor Van Ballenberghe

Monday, December 27, 2010

Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird-watching, Shore Walking

Jim Arnosky (Author, Illustrator)

With Jim Arnosky as your guide, an ordinary hike becomes an eye-opening experience. He'll help you spot a hawk soaring far overhead and note the details of a dragonfly up close. Study the black-and-white drawings -- based on his own field research -- and you'll discover if those tracks in the brush were made by a deer or a fox.

In his celebrated style, this author, artist, and naturalist enthusiastically shares a wealth of tips. Jim Arnosky wants you to enjoy watching wildlife. He carefully explains how field marks, shapes, and location give clues for identifying certain plants and animals wherever you are. He gives hints for sharpening observational skills. And he encourages you to draw and record birds, insects, shells, animal tracks, and other finds from a busy day's watch.

Jim Arnosky has been honored for his overall contribution to literature for children by the Eva L. Gordon Award and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Many of his over fifty-five books have been chosen as ALA Notable Books by the American Library Association, including Drawing from Nature, a Christopher Award-winner.

The acclaimed artist and naturalist was inspired at an early age by the work of the American naturalists John Burroughs and Ernest Thompson Seton. For many years he concentrated on showing readers close-up pictures of the natural wonders found around his home in northern Vermont, where he and his wife, Deanna, raised their daughters, Michele and Amber.

Now, with both daughters married, Jim and Deanna have taken to exploring for wildlife in different parts of the United States. Wild and Swampy reflects their fascination with Southern swamplands and the creatures that live there.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Guarded Secrets To Hunting Like A Pro: Learn The Secrets Of Hunting Game And Experience The Ultimate Thrill In Your Hunting Trip As You Learn To Hunt Like A Pro

K M S (Author)

A newbie in the sport of hunting or just looking to improve your skills? This all-inclusive book will help you learn the basics as you get started. You've been a hunting fan for awhile now? Learn new techniques and current information to enhance your hunting skills. Whatever your skill level on the sport, if you enjoy hunting, there is always room to perfect the art. Understand a brief prehistory of hunting so you can understand man's primitive instincts to hunt. Gain knowledge on game selection and how each animal you decide to hunt determines your hunting trip altogether. Know the varied hunting permits and licenses for each country and state so you avoid getting fined or even ending up in jail. Find out hunting weaponry and ammunition to match each game to ensure a successful hunt. Know essential details on hunting gear, equipment and guidelines to warrant safety. We also give you tips on selecting the best hunting dog for your hunting ally. Plus a whole lot more valuable details to guarantee that you enjoy the over-all hunting experience with you and your buddies.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Alaska Bear Tales

Larry Kaniut (Author)

ALASKA BEAR TALES is a best-selling collection of edge-of-your-seat accounts of true-life encounters with bears in Alaska.

Larry Kaniut is the bestselling author of "Alaska Bear Tales," His other books include "Some Bears Kill" and "Danger Stalks the Land," His stories have appeared in "Outdoor Life," "Outdoor America," "Anchorage Times," and "Alaska Magazine," and he has appeared numerous times on national television and radio shows, including Good Morning America and G. Gordon Liddy's show. He has been an Alaska resident since 1966.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Buck Peterson's Complete Guide to Deer Hunting

Buck Peterson (Author), J. Angus Mclean (Illustrator)

Back by popular demand, the funniest author with a gun on his shoulder is making sure he still has the last word on deer and deer hunter behavior. The new and improved BUCK PETERSON’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO DEER HUNTING offers invaluable insights into hunting equipment, techniques, and habits, making it requisite reading for hunters with a sense of humor and for those in need of one.

A sleeker, rowdier, and funnier update of the classic humor book for deer hunters. Revision includes new sections on mad deer disease, suburban camouflage and desperate housewives, and what to do with awful offal. * First in a trilogy; fishing and bird-hunting guides to be published in fall 2006.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Bryson (Author)

Returning to the U.S. after 20 years in England, Iowa native Bryson decided to reconnect with his mother country by hiking the length of the 2100-mile Appalachian Trail. Awed by merely the camping section of his local sporting goods store, he nevertheless plunges into the wilderness and emerges with a consistently comical account of a neophyte woodsman learning hard lessons about self-reliance. Bryson (The Lost Continent) carries himself in an irresistibly bewildered manner, accepting each new calamity with wonder and hilarity. He reviews the characters of the AT (as the trail is called), from a pack of incompetent Boy Scouts to a perpetually lost geezer named Chicken John. Most amusing is his cranky, crude and inestimable companion, Katz, a reformed substance abuser who once had single-handedly "become, in effect, Iowa's drug culture." The uneasy but always entertaining relationship between Bryson and Katz keeps their walk interesting, even during the flat stretches. Bryson completes the trail as planned, and he records the misadventure with insight and elegance. He is a popular author in Britain and his impeccably graceful and witty style deserves a large American audience as well.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Monday, December 20, 2010

How To Hunt The Nocturnal Buck

Dragan Vujic (Author)

The majority of the really big bucks only come out at night. After surviving three or more hunting seasons, these whitetails have learned that it is only safe to venture forth when the cloak of darkness descends. They are the nocturnal bucks. But, just because you do not see them in the diurnal hours, does not mean that they are not around. In fact, all of us have probably walked past within a stone throw of a bedded or hidden nocturnal buck and not noticed him. There are probably huge nocturnal bucks where you hunt. However, you may not have seen them. Having harvested several nocturnal bucks in the last several years, I would like to share some insightful information with you. This book describes in detail where to find nocturnal bucks and how to kill them during the daylight hours. The revealed strategies and tactics will bring you within bow range of a nocturnal buck in the daytime. I have also included a few detailed accounts of the nocturnal bucks that I have arrowed down.

Dragan Vujic is a writer and an active member in the Outdoor Writers Association of America. This is the seventh book that he has written on hunting whitetails. He has also had his material published in Whitetails Unlimited Magazine, Ontario Monster Whitetails Magazine and Petersen's Hunting.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Great Hunting Stories: Inspiring Adventures for Every Hunter

Steve Chapman (Author)

Bestselling author Steve Chapman (A Look at Life from a Deer Stand, over 230,000 copies sold) spins adventuresome hunting tales based on real-life excursions. Steve’s passion for God, family, and hunting make his stories entertaining and chockful of insights and encouragement for growing spiritually and relationally.

As readers hike with Steve and hunt for whitetail, turkey, and other game, they’ll discover life is all about the hunt and the hunt is all about life, as shown by…

-a hunter who helps save a strained father/son relationship
-an elderly hunter who discovers he hasn’t lost his passion after all
-a daughter and father team who struggle to keep hunting traditions alive
-rabbit-hunting brothers who realize how fragile life can be

Woven into every story is appreciation for God’s magnificent creation and the desire to love Him, serve Him, and reach out to people in His name.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Alligator Tales

Kevin M McCarthy (Author), John Moran (Photographer)

The alligator-Florida's most feared, maligned animal. From the time European settlers first stepped onto Florida's soil, the alligator has been a target of dread and revulsion-and the hunter's gun. Collected here are true(and tongue-in-cheek) accounts of alligators and the people who have hunted them, been attacked by them ,and tried to save them from extinction. Journey through the Everglades with 1800's Seminoles, experts at stalking and killing gators. Go along with a "Northern girl" as she shoots "my first alligator in my gloves and veil." And learn how modern alligator hunters go about their business, which hasn't changed much in the last hundred years or so.

If you like tall tales, you'll love Henry, the alligator-turned-head-waiter who becomes despondent when a pretty New York girl spurns his lovesick advances. Or Algy, the gator who survives a broiling in a furnace by his owners, who happen to think he's already dead and won't mind the heat. Or Two-Toed Tom, who may or may not have even exited, but who was blamed for everything from eating mules to terrorizing women and children.

This book is filled with amusing black-and-white photographs and is punctuated by a full-color section of photographs by John Moran, who has managed to capture the true essence of alligators in their natural habitat.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Ducks Unlimited Guide to Hunting Dabblers

Wade Bourne (Author)

This comprehensive guide to hunting mallards, wood ducks, wigeon, teal, pintails, and other dabbling ducks is the first definitive book on the subject for the 21st century, and a great resource for novice and veteran hunters alike. Never has another volume offered more details on dabbler hunting tactics, including: methods for hunting over decoys in marshes, flooded timber, agricultural fields, rivers; strategies for pass-shooting; tactics for hunting early and late in the season; tips from the country's best guides. This book also features in-depth chapters on how to call dabbling ducks, how to set up duck blinds and how to locate the best hunting spots. There's a chapter on shotguns and shooting, and even one on how to plan a duck hunting trip.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and The Wilderness Hunter

Theodore Roosevelt (Author)

It's no secret that America's most bully president was also its most bully outdoorsman and conservationist; what's often forgotten was how beautifully and authoritatively he wrote about the wilderness and his considerable experiences there. These two pre-White House narratives--Ranchman was originally published in 1885, Wilderness eight years later--are rich and vivid. The former chronicles Roosevelt's sojourns in the Dakota Badlands; the latter is an extended love letter to the pleasures and challenges of outdoor life.

So what if some of his 19th-century ideas seem politically incorrect by the standards of the next century--magnificent prose is still magnificent prose. "Nowhere, not even at sea," writes the future First Hunter in one haunting passage, "does a man feel more lonely than when riding over the far-reaching seemingly never-ending plains ... [but] after a man has lived a little while on or near them, their very vastness and loneliness and their melancholy monotony have a strong fascination for him." By comparison, the isolation and weight of the Oval Office must have seemed like an afternoon stroll in the park.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Misery Loves Company: Waterfowling and the Relentless Pursuit of Self-Abuse

Bill Buckley (Author)

This book takes a fun-filled look at the foibles, follies, pratfalls, and unpredictable world of the duck hunter, from the time his alarm rings at until he stumbles into freezing marsh water two hours later, swamping his waders but not dampening his enthusiasm for the sport. Why do duck hunters do it? Sit in driving rain for hours awaiting ducks that may never come? Shiver in freezing boats and blinds in the most inaccessible, not to mention inhospitable, environs imaginable.

Author-photographer Bill Buckley writes about these magic moments with humor and verve, but it is his brilliant color photographs that steal the show. The hapless hunter who watches helplessly as his partner's Suburban backs out of the driveway-and over the gun case that holds his favorite shotgun. Click! The faithful retriever that elegantly lifts its leg and makes a sop of the hunter's blind bag. Click! And the pained expressions on the faces of duck hunters caught in the act of "enjoying" their favorite sport. Click. Waterfowlers who sometimes question their own sanity can now take heart. "It's all right," Buckley writes, "if you like standing in swamp muck for hours on end. It's okay if your family thinks you're weird. Who cares if your girlfriend diagnoses you as obsessive-compulsive or sadomasochistic? The important thing is, you're not alone."

Monday, December 13, 2010

SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation

John 'lofty' Wiseman (Author)

Newly updated to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:

Being prepared: Understanding basic survival needs and preparing essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.

Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, and creating tools.

Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it.

First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.

Disaster survival: How to react in the face of increasingly frequent natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive at home if all services and supplies are cut off.

John 'Lofty' Wiseman served in the British Special Air Service (SAS) for twenty-six years. The SAS Survival Handbook is based on the training techniques of this world-famous elite fighting force.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat: Misadventures in Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilds of Suburbia

Bill Heavey (Author)

Whether he is accidentally cooking his brain with hand warmers or yanking his lure away from a trophy fish just before it takes the bait, Bill Heavey can do no right. For almost a decade, he has chronicled his incompetence on the back page of Field & Stream, where his hilarious dispatches about life as a hapless outdoorsman who lives in suburbia have earned him legions of fans. But Heavey is more than a humorist. The stories in this book range from amusing tales of a modern dad struggling to navigate the finer points of parenting and married life to longer and more serious narratives that involve travel, adventure, and tragedy. No matter what he’s writing about, Heavey is a master of blending humor and pathos—and wide-ranging outdoor enthusiasms—into a poignant and potent stew.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Knife Laws of the Fifty States: A Guide for the Law-Abiding Traveler

David Wong (Author)

Written for anyone who carries a knife, including travelers, hunters, fishermen, and those who carry pocket knives, Knife Laws of the Fifty States -- A Guide for the Law-Abiding Traveler covers the knife laws of all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and discusses the legal status of open carry, concealed carry, and off-limits locations for knife carry for a wide variety of knives, from folding pocket knives to fixed blades (including dirks, daggers, and stilettos) to automatics and balisongs. Both excerpts of relevant statutes and capsule summaries of knife-related case law are included for each state. In addition, the book covers municipal knife ordinances and regulations, which tend to be more restrictive than state law, for most major cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta and many others.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire (Modern Library Classics)

Jack London (Author)

"To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world," E. L. Doctorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London's greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought him international acclaim when it was published in 1903. His story of the dog Buck, who learns to survive in the bleak Yukon wilderness, is viewed by many as his symbolic autobiography. "No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in The Call of the Wild," said H. L. Mencken. "Here, indeed, are all the elements of sound fiction."

White Fang (1906), which London conceived as a "complete antithesis and companion piece to The Call of the Wild," is the tale of an abused wolf-dog tamed by exposure to civilization. Also included in this volume is "To Build a Fire," a marvelously desolate short story set in the Klondike, but containing all the elements of a classic Greek tragedy.

"The quintessential Jack London is in the on-rushing compulsive-ness of his northern stories," noted James Dickey. "Few men have more convincingly examined the connection between the creative powers of the individual writer and the unconscious drive to breed and to survive, found in the natural world. . . . London is in and committed to his creations to a degree very nearly unparalleled in the composition of fiction."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Radical Bear Hunter

Dick Scorzafava (Author)

The black bear population has exploded, and as their numbers increase, so do hunting opportunities. Twenty-eight states now offer black bear seasons, and much of Canada boasts healthy, huntable bear populations. Radical Bear Hunter presents innovative approaches to give hunters an edge for success. Included is valuable biological information, tips for reading bear sign and determining a trophy, as well as proven strategies for baiting bears, hunting with hounds, spotting and stalking, and setting up scouting cameras. Hunters learn how to choose the right outfitter, or if they prefer, how to coordinate a do-it-yourself hunt. Scorzafava recounts his favorite bear hunts and shares some hair-raising close calls--radical experiences that will resonate with would-be adventurers.

Dick Scorzafava has spent a lifetime studying and hunting black bears. He serves as a staff writer for Bear Hunting magazine and is also the author of Radical Bowhunter (9780811733076). He lives in Westfield, Massachusetts.

The Pocket Deer Hunting Guide: Successful Hunting with a Rifle or Shotgun

Stephen D. Carpenteri (Author)

The essential information you need to prepare for and enjoy exciting and successful hunts—in a handy size! Whether it’s learning about rifles and shotguns, determining the best hunting location, or butchering your five-point buck, here is all the essential information to have a successful and fun hunting experience in a compact, portable guidebook. Complete with handy illustrations and photographs, The Pocket Deer Hunting Guide is the essential reference guidebook for any deer hunter.

Stephen D. Carpenteri was editor at Game & Fish for twenty years. He has written and edited a variety of gun books, guides, and sporting references. He lives in Dallas, Georgia.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Moose: Giants of the Northern Forest

Bill Silliker Jr. (Author)

Moose are an enduring icon of North America's vast forest wilderness. Weighing up to 1,800 pounds, the moose is the largest living member of the deer family. It ranges across Alaska, Vermont, Maine and the boreal forests of northern Canada. The moose also inhabits Scandinavia, Northern Russia and Siberia, where it known as elk.

A pictorial celebration of a majestic animal and its place in the ecosystem of the northern forest, Moose covers: - Life history - Varied habitat - Raising and defending its young - Common predators - Conservation efforts.

Also featured are 80 dramatic photographs of moose in their natural habitat, such as a mother fighting off a pack of wolves attacking her calf, and the annual rut when mature bull moose spar and fight with incredible strength and violence. In rare cases, the moose hit with such force that their antlers will spread and lock -- dooming the opponents to slow, tortuous starvation.

Throughout the book, the author includes his own personal experiences with moose, making this a wonderful, knowledgeable companion for campers, hikers and moose watchers.

The Duck Hunter's Book: Classic Waterfowl Stories

Lamar Underwood (Editor)

Anything can happen on a duck-hunting trip. A good marsh or bay is just an adventure waiting to unfold. It's part of what makes duck hunting the sport of dreams, tales, and paintings-what sustains the duck hunter's efforts to cope with the sport's considerable logistics of guns, gear, boats, and dogs. The duck hunter is part of a magnificent and ever-changing tapestry of land, water, and skies, alive with the stirrings of elemental nature.

This is a book about that tapestry. Included in this volume are some of the finest musings on duck hunting, by some of the sport's most beloved authors, including: .

"Wings and Water, Guns and Dogs" by Ed Zern . "This Mania Called Duck Hunting" by Ted Trueblood . "Portrait of a Sweet-Water Marsh" by Robert Elman . "Duck Blinds" by Charles F. Waterman . "What is a Duck Hunter?" by Charley Dickey . "North Again" by John Madson . "Have Ducks the Power of Scent?" by Ray P. Holland . "Canada and the Provinces" by Raymond R. Camp . "Ice, Ducks, and Good Strong Rye" by Martin Bovey . "The Susquehanna Flats" by Norris E. Pratt . "And Keep Your Powder Dry" by Colin Willcock . "Skyful of Bright Wings" by Russell Annabel . "Bait: The Use of Corn" by Harry M. Walsh . "Duck Talk" by Jim Rikhoff . and dozens of others

It's great reading, and it might improve your duck-hunting skills, too.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bowhunter's Guide to Accurate Shooting (The Complete Hunter)

Lon E. Lauber (Author)

Tune your bow - be more accurate!
Most hunters agree that bowhunting is a low-percentage affair. It's crucial that you choose the right equipment and set it up properly-whether compound bow, recurve or longbow. Then, practicing good shooting form will help you dramatically increase your odds of harvesting an animal.

Lon E. Lauber has been an outdoor author for the past 18 years. His work has been published by National Geographic and Audubon, and most outdoor magazines including Bow & Arrow, Bowhunter, Bowhunting World, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Petersen's Hunting and Sports Afield. Lon is a 9-time Alaska State archery champion. He has bagged 39 official Pope and Young-class trophies. He lives in Spokane, Washington

Friday, November 26, 2010

Classic Fishing Stories: Twenty Timeless Angling Tales

Nick Lyons (Editor)

Classic writing remains "classic" only insofar as people want to read it. Angling historians may study the evolution of tackle or tying techniques, or perhaps the methods of fishing used hundreds of years ago, but the wonderful old stories about fishing are read and reread only because they give pleasure today; because they give us insights into why we fish and the nature of our passion; and because they are well written. This book offers twenty of the best classic fishing stories that have stood the severe, inescapable test of time. John Buchan, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Washington Irving, Roland Pertwee, Andrew Lang, Henry Van Dyke, R. D. Blackmore, Anton Chekhov, John Taintor Foote, G. E. M. Skues, and all the others in this fine collection have given pleasure for generations . . . and will give great pleasure to modern anglers, too.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told: Twenty-Eight Unforgettable Fishing Tales

Lamar Underwood (Editor)

"Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is The Greatest (fill in the blank) Stories Ever Told, anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading."
--The Lexington County Chronicle

The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told is sure to ignite recollections of your own angling experiences as well as send your imagination adrift. In this compilation of tales you will read about two kinds of places, the ones you have been to before and love to remember, and the places you have only dreamed of going, and would love to visit. Whether you prefer to fish rivers, estuaries, or beaches, this book will take you to all kinds of water, where you'll experience catching every kind of fish.

Read on as some of the sport's most talented writers recount their personal memories of catching bass, trout, bluefish marlin, tuna, and more. You'll read about all kinds of fish, and all kinds of fishermen in these pages. Explore the Pacific with Zane Grey, as he fights a 1,000-pound blue marlin, or listen as A. J. McClane explains just what it really means to be an angler. Take a step back in time when you read Ernie Schwiebert's tale of fishing a remote lake in Michigan, when he was still only a young boy. Each of these stories, selected because of its intrinsic literary worth, reinforces the unique personal connection that fishing creates between man and nature.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hunting the Canadian Giant: Whitetail Secrets Series

Russell Thornberry (Author)

Russell Thornberry almost single handedly founded the Canadian whitetail hunting industry, the home of world record deer. Here Thornberry shares with us his tricks, insights, and stories from the years he spent guiding in Canada. This is wisdom from the master at its best. One review cites this as “an excellent book for anyone interested in Canadian prairie whitetails. He offers sane advice on outfitters, rifles and gear. Some of the best advice has to do with the clothing needed for such cold climes.”

Friday, November 19, 2010

Safari: The Last Adventure

Peter H. Capstick (Author)

Peter Capstick's earliest books have firmly established him as the modern-day master of African adventure writing. Now, for all his readers who want to put their taste for adventure into practice, Capstick has written the first modern authoritative, comprehensive guide to African safari. Drawing on his years of experience as a professional hunter, Capstick explains everything a bwana needs to know: how to select and book a safari; where and when to go; fees and licenses; the guns, ammo, and personal equipment needed. Chapters on each of the Big Five (lion, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, and rhino-- the trophies most hunters want to take) describe the techniques, thrills, and dangers of hunting these clever and cunning animals. The other memorable delights of safari, like camp life, bird shooting, fishing, photography, and game viewing in wildlife parks, are also celebrated. A list of safari agencies, hunting companies and professional hunters, suggested equipment for a 21-day safari, and a trophy price list round out the most exhaustive guide to safari ever written.

Packed with solid advice and nuggets of campfire lore and hunting yarns, illustrated with thirty-four black and white photographs and six line drawings, Safari: The Last Adventure is sure to become a classic work in its field, essential equipment for anyone going on safari or just dreaming of one...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hunting Bears: Black, Brown, Grizzly and Polar Bears (Outdoorsman's Edge)

Kathy Etling (Author)

Hunting Bears covers all aspects of bear hunting as well as all species of bear - black, brown, grizzly, and polar - from North America to Russia. In depth information on baiting tactics, spot and stalk strategies, hunting with hounds, and bear behavior is provided on every North American species. Also covered are do-it-yourself hunts, fly-in hunts, and how to prepare your bear for the taxidermist. Interviews with many of the nation's most successful bear hunters appear in the book. Highlighted with over 90 black-and-white photographs.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting (Politically Incorrect Guides)

Frank Miniter (Author)

Nothing is more hated--and more misunderstood--by the trendy Left than hunting. But now intrepid hunter and pro-hunting activist Frank Miniter sets the record straight. In The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Hunting, he details the concrete benefits that hunting provides to all of us--even how it helps the environment. Speaking with wildlife biologists, hunters, farmers, anti-hunters, and victims of animal attacks, Miniter explains how banning hunting negatively affects wildlife populations and conservation. Miniter's fearless, politically incorrect take on hunting lays out the facts that liberal enviro-nuts don't want you to know, including:

*How a well-intentioned policy of "live and let live" with Florida alligators resulted in human deaths
*Why you're more likely to be attacked by a bear in an area where hunting is forbidden, such as a national park
*Why non-lethal alternatives to hunting don't work to control animal populations
*Why even vegetarians depend on hunting for their dinner (especially those who demand organic or locally grown food)
*How hunters are wildlife's best defenders--far more effective than big-budget "green" groups
*How deer cause more human deaths each year than sharks, cougars, bears, and alligators combined
*Why hunting is statistically safer for kids than football, bicycling, and tennis

If you love hunting, you need to arm yourself with The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Hunting, so that the next time you encounter an anti-hunter, you'll be equipped to shoot down politically correct myths and defend this great American sport against all attacks.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Deer Rifles & Cartridges (Outdoorsman's Edge)

Wayne Van Zwoll (Author)

Take an in-depth look at what rifles are best for the type of deer hunting you do. This is a must-have book for any dedicated deer hunter. Renowned author Dr. Wayne van Zwoll covers all aspects of deer rifles and their loads and bullets. From the proper action and caliber to hunting bucks in big woods or open terrain, Dr. van Zwoll covers it all. Handy reference charts include detailed information on the different lightweight, long-range, and lever rifles and the recommended loads for each. Excellent advice and information on deer scopes and sights. Dr. van Zwoll also shares expert advice on marksmanship for 'tumbling deer like grouse.' Grandfather of Deer Guns-Prodigies of Rifle Design-Big Names in Bolt Guns-Lightweight Deer Rifles-Rifles with Extra Reach-Deer Guns for Deep Woods-Rifles to Remember- Deer Loads to Love-Bullets for Big Bucks- Sights and Scopes-Shooting Deer Rifles.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Moose-hunting, salmon-fishing and other sketches of sport: being the record of personal experiences of hunting wild game in Canada

T R. Pattillo (Author)

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, dealing with the customs and adventures of hunting and outdoor sporting in the Canadian wilderness, and despite the imperfections, we have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Native Son's Story of Fishing, Hunting and Duck Decoys in the Lowcountry

Jerry Wayne Caines (Author)

In Winyah Bay, near Georgetown, South Carolina, the Caines family is known for three things: fishing, hunting and hell-raising. Jerry Caines and his younger brother Roy-the Caines boys-grew up following the untamed example of their grandfather, Hucks Caines, and great-uncles-collectively known as the Caines brothers-who were renowned hunting guides at Hobcaw Barony. In this book, follow two generations of hell-raising Caineses as they achieve lasting fame carving duck decoys (now collectable and worth thousands), guiding hunters in Hobcaw Barony, fishing for shad and telling tall tales of their misadventures-often staring smack down the barrel of a rifle, and getting away with it just the same. From Hucks, Sawney, Ball, Bob and Pluty to Jerry and Roy, hunting and fishing in South Carolina will never be the same.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Best of Zane Grey Outdoorsman: Hunting and Fishing Tales

Zane Grey (Author), George Rieger (Editor)
Best of Zane Grey, Outdoorsman is a Stackpole Books publication.

From an Amazon customer review:
“For pure reading pleasure of an outdoors nature, noone can beat the wit, wisdom, and writing style of Zane Grey. I purchased this book recently and read the entire length of it in one sitting. Believe me, you won't be able to put this one down! This is a compilation of some of Grey's best work on hunting, fishing, and camping. Although most of the work is from the early 1900s, it is the compelling story telling talent of Grey that makes this a compelling read even for the youth of today. Also included is a marvelous picture section with some of Grey's world record fish and game harvests. All in all a great read!”

Monday, November 1, 2010

Poacher Wars: A Pennsylvania Game Warden's Journal

William Wasserman (Author)

Join Officer Wasserman as he shares in a most captivating style, some of his most exciting and harrowing experiences as a Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer. In more than 30 years he has encountered it all, from the most hardened criminals to the most unbelievable encounters with wildlife.

Wasserman's book is a collection of 16 true stories about encounters with dangerous and unpredictable poachers and criminals. For the average reader of game warden literature it is a great addition to his library, and for the outdoor sportsman it is a great book to provide a behind the scenes view of the seedier side of our profession. This book is not an autobiography of the author, but instead, is an unpretentious, straight forward accounting of some events in his career that left him shaking his head, or counting his blessings. I found this book to be very well written, highly entertaining, and thought provoking. I highly recommend it.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Death in the Long Grass

Peter H. Capstick (Author)

Few men can say they have known Africa as Peter Hathaway Capstick has know it-- leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer.

Based on Capstick's own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grass portrays the great killers of the African bush-- not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world-- underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view the Africa that few people have ever seen.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hunting America's Bear: Tactics for Taking Our Most Exciting Big-Game Animal

Al Raychard (Author)

The black bear is a fascinating and challenging big-game animal. Once pushed to the brink of extinction, this highly adaptable bear has now returned to much of its historic range across North America. Today, roughly a million black bears roam the United States and Canada, offering hunters an unprecedented opportunity at a trophy. But to pursue these animals successfully, hunters must know everything possible about a bruin’s habits and habitat and the best methods for hunting it. And there is no one better to provide such information than expert bear hunter Al Raychard.

Hunting America’s Bear is loaded with useful tips on: scouting for prime habitat and food sources; interpreting sign such as tracks and scat; understanding bear behavior through the seasons; setting up bait stations and hunting over bait; hunting with dogs; spot-and-stalk, still-hunting, and calling tactics; hunting with rifles, bows, muzzleloaders, shotguns, and handguns; planning trips with outfitters and guides or hunting on your own; judging bears’ size in the woods; recognizing the differences between black and grizzly bears, and much more . . .

This book will not only make your black bear hunts more productive, it will help you develop a better understanding and appreciation for America’s Bear.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Classic Hunting Stories

Lamar Underwood (Editor)

For hunters, listening to the accounts of kindred spirits recalling the drama and action that go with good days afield ranks among life's most pleasurable activities. Here, then, are some of the best hunting tales ever written, stories that sweep from charging lions in the African bush to mountain goats in the mountain crags of the Rockies; from the gallant bird dogs of the Southern pinelands to the great Western hunts of Theodore Roosevelt.

This collection of stories captures the very soul of hunting, with contributions from: Lt. Col. J. M. Patterson, D.S. O., Theodore Roosevelt, Nash Buckingham, Archibald Rutledge, Zane Grey, Lieutenant Townsend Whelen, Harold McCracken, Irvin S. Cobb, Edwin Main Post, Sir Richard Dane, Horace Kephart, Ivan Turgenev, Francis Parkman ,William T. Hornaday, Sc.D, Rex Beach.

Settle into an armchair, and let the expedition begin.

Monday, October 25, 2010

What Fish Don't Want You to Know: An Insider's Guide to Freshwater Fishing

According to the book description of What Fish Don't Want You to Know: An Insider's Guide to Freshwater Fishing, “This comprehensive, entertaining, and foolproof guide covers everything novice and avid anglers need to know to catch freshwater fish--from bass and trout to salmon and walleye--and reveals the two basic ways to catch ALL fish.

With numerous photographs and illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and a liberal dose of good humor, the author shares his 40 years of angling expertise, including how to: Read the waters and the weather; Select the right baits and lures for particular fish and situations; Know which gear is essential and which is merely desirable; Get maximum results on a minimum budget; Practice proper etiquette and ethics; Turn a tough day into a great one with dozens of tricks and tips; Laced with amusing anecdotes and commonsense, this book will unlock the secrets of fishing and teach anglers how to catch more fish.”

Thursday, September 30, 2010

American Heroes Press Top Stories September 28, 2010

Army Casualties
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Firefighter Fatality
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More NATO Trainers Needed in Afghanistan, General Says
More NATO trainers are needed to train Afghanistan’s soldiers and police to support the coalition’s strategy to turn over security responsibilities to the Afghans, the commander of the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan told the alliance Military Committee yesterday.
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Fugitive Safe Surrender Comes Back Home to Cleveland and Sets New National Record
Fugitive Safe Surrender was brought back home to Cleveland and in a four-day period 7,431 fugitives surrendered and took advantage of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program held September 22nd through 25th at Mt. Zion Church in Oakwood Village, Ohio setting a new national record for surrenders in the program.
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Chief of Navy Reserve Presents Awards Honoring Civilian Employers
Hampton Roads area employers were presented awards during a ceremony at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Norfolk aboard Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story Sept. 27.
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FBI Offers Reward of up to $50,000 for Information Leading to Arrest of Home Invasion and Bank Robbery Subjects
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of any individuals known to be involved in a related home invasion and bank robbery on Friday, September 24, 2010.
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Police Casualties and Terrorism: Lessons Learned Overseas
During 2004, 1,080 police officers were killed by terrorists and another 1,370 police officers were wounded by terrorists outside the US. Table one represents the number of officers killed and wounded versus the total number of people killed and wounded. The data seems to suggest that police officers who are victims of a terrorist act are much more likely to be killed (as opposed to wounded) than civilians who are victims of a terrorist act.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

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The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told: Twenty-Nine Unforgettable Tales

According to the book description of The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told: Twenty-Nine Unforgettable Tales, “If the captivating smile of a young Hemingway crouched over a lion isn't enough to pull you inside the covers of The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, the remarkable prose you'll find throughout its pages will. Its target is serious writing, and it bags some powerful literary prey. Lamar Underwood, long an editor at Sports Afield and Outdoors, has assembled a stellar collection from the pens of Hemingway (naturally), Faulkner, Turgenev, Thomas McGuane, Vance Bourjaily, Patrick O'Brian, Robert Ruark, and Teddy Roosevelt, all of whose prose hunts for big answers as well as big game.

While clearly addressed to the fraternity of hunters, the essays and stories in this collection transcend the boundaries of the field. McGuane, writing passionately about how the hunt for food defines who we are in "The Heart of the Game," observes, as Sitting Bull did before him, "when the buffalo are gone, we will hunt mice, for we are hunters and we want our freedom." Hemingway, in "Remembering Shooting-Flying," an Esquire column from 1935, keeps world affairs in perspective when he wonders "how the snipe fly in Russia now and whether shooting pheasants is counter-revolutionary." "The Forest and the Steppe" is one of Turgenev's evocative "Hunter's Sketches"; evocative also defines "Mister Howard Was a Real Gent," one of Ruark's marvelous "Old Man and the Boy" contributions to Field & Stream.”

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Power Grid

On September 30, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole features a conversation with Lieutenant Art Adkins, Gainesville Police Department, about his new book Power Grid.

Program Date: September 30, 2010
Program Time: 1600 hours, PACIFIC
Topic: Power Grid
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About the Guest
Lieutenant Art Adkins is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement. He began his law enforcement career on the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During his 12 years with the Los Angeles Police Department he attained the rank of sergeant. Lieutenant Art Adkins returned to Florida to finish his law enforcement career with the Gainesville Police Department. He has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, administration, vice, bunco-forgery. Moreover, as a sergeant he has supervised both investigative and administrative police units. Lieutenant Art Adkins is the author of The Oasis Project and his newest book Power Grid.

According to the description of Power Grid, “Slade Lockwood, retired LAPD Deputy Chief and hero of The Oasis Project, returns in Power Grid to grant the cryptic wishes of a dying man. Trying to discover a secret power source which may have constructed architectural wonders of antiquity and destroyed Atlantis 11,000 years before, Slade finds that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Cast into an arena of international intrigue, he races against time and around the world to unravel the mystery of Power Grid and to keep it out of the hands of corrupt government officials and nations intent on turning an ancient technology into a modern weapon of war. As the clues to Power Grid are revealed, will Slade succeed in his mission to make the secrets of the past remain in the past? The future of the Earth may well depend on it.”

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

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2405 Police Books

September 20, 2010 - is a website that lists books authored by state and local law enforcement officials. In September 2010, Lieutenant Art Adkins released his second book, Power Grid, bringing the total number of books listed by state and local police officers to 2405. Currently, the site lists 1098 state and local law enforcement officials from 468 state and local law enforcement agencies who have written 2404 books.

Additionally, the site maintains separate listings on federal law enforcement officials, corrections officers, civilian police employees and police authors of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India.

About Art Adkins
Lieutenant Art Adkins is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement. He began his law enforcement career on the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During his 12 years with the Los Angeles Police Department he attained the rank of sergeant. Lieutenant Art Adkins returned to Florida to finish his law enforcement career with the Gainesville Police Department. He has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, administration, vice, bunco-forgery. Moreover, as a sergeant he has supervised both investigative and administrative police units. Lieutenant Art Adkins is the author of The Oasis Project and his newest book Power Grid.

About Power Grid
According to the description of Power Grid, “Slade Lockwood, retired LAPD Deputy Chief and hero of The Oasis Project, returns in Power Grid to grant the cryptic wishes of a dying man. Trying to discover a secret power source which may have constructed architectural wonders of antiquity and destroyed Atlantis 11,000 years before, Slade finds that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Cast into an arena of international intrigue, he races against time and around the world to unravel the mystery of Power Grid and to keep it out of the hands of corrupt government officials and nations intent on turning an ancient technology into a modern weapon of war. As the clues to Power Grid are revealed, will Slade succeed in his mission to make the secrets of the past remain in the past? The future of the Earth may well depend on it.”

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Friday, September 17, 2010

American Heroes Press Top Stories September 16, 2010

Army Casualty
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Air Force Casualty
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Navy to Observe 2010 National POW/MIA Recognition Day
The Navy will observe 2010 National Prisoner of War (POW)/Missing in Action (MIA) Recognition Day Sept. 17 around the fleet. Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans' facilities.
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ATF and Indianapolis Police, Fire Departments Team Up
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Department of Public Safety’s divisions Indianapolis Fire Investigations Section (IFIS) and Indianapolis Police (IMPD) have formed a task force focused on investigating fire and explosive incidents.
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Detainee Transfer Announced
The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the government of Germany.
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Former Guatemalan special forces soldier sentenced to 10 years in prison for making false statements on naturalization forms regarding 1982 massacre of Guatemalan villagers
Following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Gilberto Jordan, 54, a former Guatemalan special forces soldier, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison and revocation of his U.S. citizenship for unlawfully procuring his U.S. citizenship by lying about his participation in a 1982 massacre at a Guatemalan village known as Dos Erres.
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Pactical Firearm Concepts:
The Practical Competitive Shooting world uses some terms and concepts that we rarely if ever, hear from Police Trainers. When I attended my first practical shooting match, I assumed that my police-trained firearm skills were far superior then any local civilians.
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