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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bodacious Ozarks, The: True Tales of the Backhills

Charles Wilson (Author)

These tales, many of which happened to the authorís own kin, reflect the uniquely cultivated history of the Ozarksí land and people.

About the Author
Charles Morrow Wilson was a third-generation Ozarker and a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas. As reporter and feature writer, his byline was well-known in several major publications such as The New York Times, The Readerís Digest, and The Saturday Evening Post.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wild about Game: 150 Recipes for Farm-Raised and Wild Game - From Alligator and Antelope to Venison and Wild Turkey

Janie Hibler (Author)

From Seattle to New York, from Missoula to Miami, game is appearing on many restaurant menus and gracing more and more tables at home.  Why? Because game, whether buffalo or boar, partridge or pigeon, is a delicious, low-fat, nutritionally impressive, and versatile alternative to more traditional meats.  And since so much game is now farm-raised, it's tender and flavorful, and, best of all, readily available in butcher shops and grocery stores everywhere.

Clearly, the time is right for Wild About Game, a comprehensive, updated cookbook by a nationally recognized expert in cooking game.  In this groundbreaking book, Janie Hibler offers detailed information, helpful techniques, and contemporary recipes for wild and farm-raised game.  The 150 recipes range from simple dishes--Buffalo Burgers and Roast Muscovy Duck with Persimmons and Figs--to sophisticated ones--Venison Osso Buco and Ostrich Satay.

Wild About Game is divided into chapters by the types of game--birds, large game, and small and exotic game.  Each begins with an explanation of each type of animal--wild and farm-raised--including what they eat, how and where to buy their meat, and the best cooking method for each cut.  Then comes the best part--the recipes.  Some are for farmed game, while others are innovative twists on wild game dishes that Hibler has been cooking for more than thirty years.  And if you're hankering to make a recipe, but have no game, Hibler offers suggestions for non-game substitutions, such as Cornish hens for squab or pork tenderloin for venison.  Other sections include recipes for smoking game, marinades and rubs, sauces, and side dishes.

Color photographs of favorite dishes and archival photographs and etchings are included along with a list of nutritional data for each type of game, an unusual American game timeline, and an extensive resource list for game that can be delivered to your doorstep.  Try just one recipe from Wild About Game, and you'll soon be wild about game yourself.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Enjoy 740 Miles of Canoe and Kayak Destinations in New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine

Northern Forest Canoe Trail (Author)

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. This is the first official guidebook to the whole 740-mile trail and reflects the broad mission of the NFCT: To celebrate the rich human heritage and diverse natural environment of the Northern Forest by establishing a water trail that traces historic Native American travel routes across the region.

The route's variety of flat water, swift water, and whitewater--expanding across a range of rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds--provides extensive opportunities for canoe, kayak, and camping recreation. Vibrant communities along the way offer inns, B&Bs, and museums, as well as other recreational and historical attractions. This guidebook goes beyond route information to serve as a narrative of the natural, human, and cultural legacy of the region and its wonderful accessibility to visitors.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tales of the Mountain Men: Seventeen Stories of Survival, Exploration, and Frontier Spirit

Lamar Underwood (Editor)

Long the dominant icon embodying the spirit of America's frontier past, the image of the cowboy no longer stands alone as the ultimate symbol of independence and self-reliance. The great canvas of the western landscape-in art, books, film-is today shared by the figures called "Mountain Men." They were the trappers of the Rocky Mountain fur trade in the years following Lewis and Clark's Expedition of 1804-1806. With their bold journeys peaking, during the period of 1830-1840, they were the first white men to enter the vast wilderness reaches of the Rockies in search of beaver "plews," as the skins were called. They feasted on the abundant buffalo, elk and other game, while living the ultimate free-spirited wilderness life. Often they paid the ultimate price for their ventures under the arrows, tomahawks, and knives of those native Americans whose lands they had entered.

Tales of the Mountain Men, presents in one book many of the most engaging and revealing portraits of mountain men ever written. Ranging from nonfiction classics like Bernard DeVoto's Across the Wide Missouri through fiction from such acclaimed novels as A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s The Big Sky, this collection is destined to be well appreciated by the huge and dedicated audience fascinated by mountain man lore and legend. These readers include many who today participate in reenactments of the mountain man "Rendezvous," with colorful costumes and competitions of traditional skills with authentic guns, knives, and tools.

No book exists today with such a diverse and engaging collection of mountain man literature. For an already-large and still-growing audience, Tales of the Mountain Men will be a valued extension of their interest in the mountain man as a compelling and uniquely American figure.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Buck Peterson's Complete Guide to Bird Hunting: Or How to Avoid Sitting-Duck Syndrome While Cleaning & Eating Birds of a Feather

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

Targeting those bird hunters of a feather who flock together, outdoor funnyman Buck Peterson scours the skies and fields to find the latest victims of his special brand of hunting humor. In this third book in Buck'¬?s hunting series-following DEER HUNTING and FISHING-Buck trains his eagle eye on the intricacies of hunting fowl. You'¬?ll learn the proper way to position yourself for a wedding chapel dove shoot, build a duck-hunting blind with favorable feng shui, and prepare a tasty Beer-Keg Feral Peacock. Considering such thought-provoking topics as upland birding, waterfowling, truck guns and gundogs, in-laws, and other odd ducks, this raucous handbook is birdbrained entertainment at its best.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Precision Bowhunting: A Year-Round Approach To Taking Mature Whitetails

John Eberhart (Author)

“This book and the Eberhart's other book "Bowhunting Pressured Whitetails" are the two best whitetail deer bowhunting books I have read - and I have read a lot of them. Most deer hunting books discuss tactics for hunting unpressured deer (i.e. large, privately managed farms or ranches with limited access or high-fence operations) that most hunters will simply never have the chance to hunt. This book is different from other hunting books in that the Eberhart's explain their year-round system for consistently taking mature whitetail bucks from pressured areas in their home state of Michigan. I must say again that the Eberthart's bowhunting books are the best I have read. In fact, I re-read parts of their books before each hunting season.”
--From an Amazon review

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fall and Winter Turkey Hunter's Handbook

Steve Hickoff (Author)

For the sportsman who thrills at the booming gobble of a spring tom during mating season and wants to extend that exhilarating feeling, Steve Hickoff s Fall and Winter Turkey Hunter s Handbook offers the perfect remedy. Hickoff examines fall turkey behavior and vocalizations and provides details on locating, scouting, and calling fall gobblers, with tips for mapping flock patterns and identifying changing flock composition. Also discussed is the little-known strategy of hunting turkeys with dogs, using them to find and flush flocks. The material on firearms, ammunition, and archery tackle will benefit all turkey hunters--fall, winter, or spring.

About the Author
Steve Hickoff hunts wild turkeys around the country. His work has appeared in Turkey Call, Turkey & Turkey Hunting, and Turkey Hunting Strategies, among many other publications. He lives in Kittery, Maine.

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Health Is Better in November: Stories of Hunting and Fishing in the South

Havilah Babcock (Author), Claude H. Neuffer (Author), Augusta Rembert Wittkowsky (Author)

“Good friends gave me this book when I graduated high school more years ago than I like to realize. I have read, re-read, and re-re-read it, and given a copy to my grandson in hopes of instilling in him some of my love of the outdoors.

The first time I read this book, and most of the subsequent times as well, I laughed until tears rolled down my face. Babcock eloquently paints word pictures of hunting and fishing experiences in the deep South of the early 20th century.

The reader will notice a much higher quality of writing than is commonly found in outdoor magazines today. Today, few college professors admit to such politically incorrect pastimes as hunting and fishing. The modern reader does need to remember the time frame in which these stories take place. Babcock was a product of his environment, and while he speaks fondly of Uncle Sessions and others eligible for membership in the NAACP, he doesn't use the politically correct terminology of today.

I have cherished and retold -- with attribution -- several stories contained in this book, and just remembering them can take 10 points off my blood pressure.

If you like to hunt and fish, or like someone who does, this book is an excellent choice.”
--From an Amazon review

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Duck Hunting on Currituck Sound: Tales from a Native Gunner

Travis Morris (Author)

Nestled in the northeast corner of North Carolina, Currituck County boasts a unique combination of captivating history and resplendent natural beauty. The county's barrier islands, tidal marshes, forests and estuaries have for centuries attracted everything from early European settlers and pirates to wild horses and porpoises. And ducks. Scores and scores of ducks.

Few areas in the country can compare to Currituck County when it comes to duck hunting. Since the late 1800s, hunters have traveled to the county for the abundant wildfowl and outstanding hunting conditions, and for many gunners it has been the definition of a sportsman's paradise. One such gunner is Travis Morris, whose family has lived in Currituck County for generations. For more than sixty years, Morris has plied the county's waters in search of mallards, widgeons, teal, coot and more, all the while amassing a wealth of knowledge on the history and tradition of duck hunting in the area.

In this fascinating book, Morris writes with heart about his life as a gunner. From recollections of the Whalehead Club in the 1940s to tales of the "Roving Hunters" to details on a number of the area's hunt clubs, Morris provides a bevy of information and countless memorable stories that celebrate Currituck County's rich duck hunting heritage. Whether you're a longtime hunter or have never sighted down a single-barrel 410 hammer shotgun, Duck Hunting in Currituck Sound is sure to delight.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

500 Deer Hunting Tips: Strategies, Techniques & Methods

Bill Vaznis (Author)

One Simple Tip Can Bring You a Trophy!
This book gives whitetail hunters exactly what they're always looking for: that extra edge--whitetail hunters are always looking for that extra edge in outsmarting their prey. Short and to-the-point tips are just what many of them are looking for; 500 in one book is a great value. Approximately 150 of the tips are accompanied by detailed how-to photography.

Chapter topics include:

Early-Season Scouting
Locating Racked Bucks
The Perfect Tree-Stand
Scent Control
Keeping a Low Profile
Predicting the Pre-Rut
Calling Strategies
Locating Nocturnal Bucks
Snow Tracking
Hunting Around Water
Hunting Bucks in the Snow
Scouting the Post Season

About the Author
Bill Vaznis (Lima, NY) has been published in virtually every major outdoor magazine in North America. He is columnist for Whitetail Strategies and Bowhunting World. He is a regular featured writer for Deer & Deer Hunting, NRA American Hunting, Petersen's Hunting, and Harris Publications.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hunting for God, Fishing for the Lord: Encountering the Sacred in the Great Outdoors

Joseph F. Classen (Author)

Discover the Great Outdoors!
The excitement of the hunt
The escape from everyday work and commitments
The reflection of the rising sun on the waters edge
...and a new appreciation of God's awesome power --
all from the glory of nature!

Take the trek of a lifetime. Join companion and confidante Fr. Joe Classen, a young priest inspired by God's Creation, as he experiences the great outdoors. Share in empowering reflections about life, spirituality, and "the pursuit," as he recounts tales from boyhood to manhood, articulating the deep satisfaction and awesome responsibility of he who becomes one with nature.

Perfect for every hunter, fisherman, or adventurer this one-of-a-kind book guides you to:

* Recognize God in the abundance of nature
* Realize and mobilize your talents and gifts
* Find lasting sources of hope, strength, and happiness through the outdoors
* Address personal shortcomings and obstacles
* Search for the ultimate Truth
* and much more!

Embark on a life-changing expedition of your own. Discover a renewed appreciation for God and His works -- through the vigor and vitality of the great outdoors!

About the Author
Rev. Joseph Classen is associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in St. Louis, MO, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He holds a BA in Philosophy and a Masters of Divinity from the Kenrick School of Theology.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Imagining Head-Smashed-In: Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains

Jack W. Brink (Author)

For millennia, Aboriginal hunters on the North American Plains used their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour to drive their quarry over cliffs. Archaeologist Jack Brink has written a major study of the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported before and after European contact. By way of example, he draws on his 25 years excavating at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southwestern Alberta, Canada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hunting from Home: A Year Afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christopher Camuto (Author)

Come along with Christopher Camuto for a year of transforming experiences in the shadows of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains: hunting grouse with his setter through snowbound forests in winter; wading trout streams in spring; closely observing birds and wildlife through summer; exploring the backcountry, cutting wood, and hunting deer in autumn.

About the Author
Christopher Camuto is author of A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge and Another Country (both available from Georgia). He has written for a wide range of publications, including Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman, Sports Afield, and Sierra. Camuto is also the book review columnist for Audubon and Gray's Sporting Journal and writes the "Watersheds" column for Trout Unlimited's Trout magazine.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Buried Treasures of the Appalachians

W. C. Jameson (Author)

A cedar chest that had been packed with gold coins robbed from a bank just south of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1860, was recovered 50 years later by a fishing guide in King's Mill Pond. Only a handful of coins were left in the chest, which had mostly rotted away. Is the rest settled beneath the silt of the pond today? The Appalachian Mountains have witnessed untold fortunes gained and lost.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fishing for Dummies

Peter Kaminsky (Author)

No one can promise that you will catch fish all the time. Fish, after all, would just as soon never taste a hook or feel the sizzle of a frying pan. For as long as we have been catching fish, fish have also been outsmarting us. "That's why they call it fishing and not catching," goes the old saying. This book will help you fish, and it will help you catch, too. No matter how much you know, there are still a couple of tricks that even the oldest angler can pick up.

For those of you who have never fished, you will find enough in this book to get you started. You don't have to learn everything all at once. If you are already an angler, there are plenty of tips and techniques that you can turn to right away without going through the basics all over again. And you master anglers will also find this book a handy reference for all kinds of fishing questions.

Once you have a few basic pointers, fishing is as easy as falling off a log (which is something you want to avoid, as the splash will scare the fish). Fishing For Dummies will show you how to orchestrate all of your equipment into a fine-tuned fish-catching machine. You'll soon know all about:

Your fishing equipment, from the rod in your hand to the hook on the very end of the line
The fish that people fish for, what they look like, and where they're found
The basics of bait-casting, spinning, and fly-casting
Fighting, landing, and releasing fish
Storing, cleaning, and cooking fish

Fishing is a great joy and a lifetime sport. You will find that there are successful fishing days and unsuccessful fishing days, but there is no such thing as a bad fishing day. This book can make fishing easier and more rewarding for you every time you pick up your rod and reel.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Foxfire Book

Inc. Foxfire Fund (Author), Eliot Wigginton (Editor)

The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hunting Oregon

Gary Lewis (Author)

HUNTING OREGON details the "how-to's" of Oregon sport from the coastal forests to the Snake River Canyon, from the breaks of the Columbia to the Klamath marshes and the rugged Steens. Coverage of big-game, waterfowl, upland game and predator hunting, over 160 full-color and black and white photos, maps and a list of public land hunting opportunities complete the picture of what Oregon has to offer the hunter.