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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.”