Hunting News

Friday, May 27, 2011

Exploring the Outdoors with Indian Secrets

Allan Macfarlan (Author)

“This is a wonderful book to read if you are wanting to go into the outdoors and handle your own survival. Pictures are well illustrated and presented and very realistic. If you plan on spending some time in the wilderness this is a must read with insightful information in the event you were stranded or lost. Allan MacFarlan did a good job with lots of information to absorb if you are considering camping, hiking or exploring on
your own.”
From an Amazon review

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Ultimate Survival Guide

John 'lofty' Wiseman (Author)

A Wealth of Information on Being Prepared for Any Contingency or Catastrophe

This is the definitive survival guide and essential resource for all travelers, campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. Already a worldwide million-copy bestseller, The Ultimate Survival Guide covers everything from basic first aid to disaster preparedness, from setting up camp to making it through a hurricane -- an absolute must-have volume for anyone who has ever placed him or herself at the mercy of Mother Nature.

What to pack, carry, and wear in hostile environments
First aid and rescue
Finding food, water, shelter, and making fire
Dealing with wild animals, snake bites, and fierce climatic hazards
Surviving flood, avalanche, tornado, and other violent natural catastrophes
Fully illustrated and easy to use

About the Author
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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Arctic Dreams

Barry Lopez (Author)

Barry Lopez's National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece.

Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world-its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who have arrived on their icy shores. But what turns this marvelous work of natural history into a breathtaking study of profound originality is his unique meditation on how the landscape can shape our imagination, desires, and dreams. Its prose as hauntingly pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams is nothing less than an indelible classic of modern literature.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Arkansas Duck Hunter's Almanac

Steve Wright (Author), Steve Bowman (Author)

The Arkansas Duck Hunter's Almanac received rave reviews when it was first published in softcover in 1998. One complaint was the lack of a hardcover edition. For all those who are so passionate about the great Arkansas tradition of duck hunting, this edition presents that option. Although the hardcover book has 16 new pages of duck hunting photographs, it isn't a revision of the original printing. The only changes in the text are slight additions and deletions concerning clarity and accuracy. Unchanged is the ultimate goal of the book -- to record as much history as possible so more people can fully appreciate the significance of this Arkansas duck hunting heritage.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Recreational Gold Prospecting for Fun & Profit

Gail Butler (Author), Paul D. Morrison (Editor)

Knowing where to look for gold is a well-kept secret-and a fun, exciting escape from our hectic daily lives. This entertaining, well-written book is for those who have ever thought about looking for gold as a hobby. If you're just starting out in gold prospecting, this is the book for you. Here are straightforward and complete answers to all of your questions about where to go, what to bring, what to do when you get there, and also when you get back home with your new-found gold. The author's vast experience in outdoor recreation and "user-friendly" writing style will help you get ready to enjoy a great family activity that's loaded with fun and profit! Complete with text describing the basic geology properties of gold.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Woods Runner

Gary Paulsen (Author)

Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.

But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuel’s parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.

About the Author
Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people. His most recent books are Lawn Boy, The Amazing Life of Birds, and Mudshark.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Proven Whitetail Tactics

Greg Miller (Author)

“I've read plenty of deer hunting books, I've even written one. Like many serious hunters, I've found that most of these books contain a lot of ‘filler’ or the same old ideas I've read dozens of times before.

Proven Whitetail Tactics is a cut above most other deer hunting books. Mr. Miller understands deer and knows how to apply that knowledge to his hunting. He has a real knack for getting to the meat of what techniques work, and why. His book is illustrated with pictures of big bucks he's bagged, most in areas where consistent success takes more than luck or a good guide.

To clarify his written ideas, he's got simple drawings of funnel points, stand locations, deer movement patterns, etc. One or two illustrated great new ideas for me. Also very useful are "Greg's Proven Pointers," found at the end of most chapters, where he distills his key points down to a short, bulleted list. These few sentences alone contain a gold mine of whitetail savvy.

This book rings true. The more you love hunting whitetails the more you'll appreciate this book.”

--Bruce Nelson, author of Hunting Big Whitetails

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Black Bear Hunting: Expert Strategies for Success (The Complete Hunter)

Gary Lewis (Author)

Effective wildlife management has given rise to growing black bear populations in many areas across the nation. As more and more hunters have the ability to hunt bears, they need the information to do it effectively. This new illustrated reference provides proven strategies on all techniques used for black bear hunting including everything from trip planning to game care in the field. This comprehensive reference addresses regions and techniques ranging from scouting before the hunt to field care after the hunt. Informative instruction on hunting techniques combined with compelling photos of actual hunting situations guide the reader through all steps of the hunt. Informative prose and illustrative photos provide complete information in an accessible and entertaining format for readers.

About the Author
Gary Lewis (Bend, OR) is an award-winning outdoor writer who has hunted and fished for more than two decades. He has authored six books and his work has appeared in numerous national and regional publications.

Monday, May 16, 2011

North Canada : Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut (The Bradt Travel Guide)

Geoffrey Roy (Author)

North Canada remains one of the world's least explored wildernesses, an unforgiving environment that is just beginning to open up to the adventurous traveler. From the gold-mining towns of the Yukon to the newly created territory of Nunavut, this vast area of forests, tundra and rivers is home to an abundance of wildlife. In this new Bradt guide, author Geoffrey Roy highlights the attractions of each of northern Canada's three territories, as well as the fringes of Alaska and the polar-bear capital of the world, Churchill. Whether you are fascinated by bears, drawn by the mysteries of the Northern Lights or simply seeking adventure, this is the guide you need. This guide contains information on natural history and conservation, planning and preparation, health and safety, including survival advice, people and culture, adventure activities from dog-sledging and snowmobiling to kayaking and heli-skiing. There is also information on gateway cities - Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 286 pages, color photos, illustrations, maps, charts)

Friday, May 13, 2011

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes

Cody Lundin (Author)
Russell L. Miller (Illustrator)
Christopher Marchetti (Photographer)

Survival expert Cody Lundin's new book, When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes is what every family needs to prepare and educate themselves about survival psychology and the skills necessary to negotiate a disaster whether you are at home, in the office, or in your car.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath

Ralph Moody (Author)

The name still sends shivers down the spine and has the power to draw in young readers: Geronimo, the legendary Indian who inspired and fought for his people. But who was this man, really? Here is the riveting tale of the last Apache warrior —told by the author of the bestselling Little Britches. Born in 1829 and steeped in the skills and stoicism valued by his tribe, Geronimo was transformed into a feared and respected renegade after witnessing the brutal slaughter of his family. Ultimately he spent more than 25 years eluding the U.S. Army, which sent 5,000 soldiers to hunt him down.

About the Author
A prolific author, Ralph Moody has written nearly 20 books, primarily biographies and histories. Moody died in 1982.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Timeless Bowhunting

Roy S. Marlow (Author)

As a professional engineer and avid archer of nearly 50 years, Roy S. Marlow shares practical insights for complex archery issues. He has published over 100 archery and bowhunting articles and has taken a variety of big-game species from across the Lower 48, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico, using modern, traditional, and primitive equipment. Learn how to choose a bow based on the merits of technical design; find a hunting arrow that gives optimum accuracy, trajectory, and penetration; shoot accurately uphill, downhill, from tree stands, and in the wind; choose an effective shooting style for your type of hunting; and perfect your shooting form by eliminating common shooting flaws and finding the best aiming method for you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-'in Culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Rick Bass (Author)

The eloquent voice of Rick Bass has been raised often in celebration and defense of America’s wilderness and wildlife. In Caribou Rising, Bass journeys to one of the sole remaining landscapes on Earth where the wild is entirely untrammeled—Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where great caribou herds gather, calve, and migrate, and where the ancient bond between animals and human hunters still informs daily life.

As the Bush administration was pressuring Congress to open the Refuge to oil drilling, Bass traveled to Arctic Village to join the native Gwich-‘in in their annual caribou hunt. He wanted to witness and report on what we all stand to lose if that comes to pass.
Caribou Rising details Bass’s time hunting as well as talking with the Gwich-‘in and their leaders, and offers his reflections on the profound differences between that culture and our own, and on the ancient physical and spiritual connection between the Gwich-‘in and the caribou.

Those who read this extraordinary testament to the Refuge, the caribou, and the Gwich-‘in will come to appreciate the interconnectedness of all three, and cannot help but be inspired to make a stand in their defense.

About the Author
Rick Bass is the author of eighteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Ninemile Wolves, The Hermit’s Story, Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had, Winter: Notes from Montana, and The Book of Yaak. He is also the editor of an anthology, The Roadless Yaak Valley, one of the wildest and most biologically diverse landscapes in the northern Rockies.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Making Native American Hunting, Fighting, and Survival Tools: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Traditional Tools

Monte Burch (Author)

A valuable reference for these ancient arts, Making Native American Hunting, Fighting, and Survival Tools takes you through the steps of the basic flint-knapping of arrowheads and scrapers to the most complex decorating and finishing techniques of painting and fletching. Also included are chapters on materials, tools, and the workplace.

Along with information on the history of each implement, the construction directions also cover:

digging tools    axes    knives   
hide scrapers    spear points    shields   
baskets and packs    chisels    harpoons   
hooks and line    fish traps    fish nets   
spear throwers    slings    blow guns   
bolas    rabbit sticks    game clubs   
trap and snare decoys    calls    spears   
darts    bows    arrows     tomahawks   
clubs    daggers    lances  

Richly illustrated with photographs and line illustrations, Making Native American Hunting, Fighting, and Survival Tools is perfect for the historian, student, survivalist, or Native American enthusiast.

About the Author
Monte Burch has been writing about the outdoors for four decades. He has written thousands of magazine articles and more than fifty books, including the Field Dressing and Butchering series. He lives in Missouri.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Father Water, Mother Woods

Gary Paulsen (Author), Ruth Wright Paulsen (Author)

Survival in the wilderness--Gary Paulsen writes about it so powerfully in his novels Hatchet and The River because he's lived it.  These essays recount his adventures alone and with friends, along the rivers and in the woods of northern Minnesota. There, fishing and hunting are serious business, requiring skill, secrets, and inspiration. Luck, too--not every big one gets away.

This book takes readers through the seasons, from the incredible taste of a spring fish fresh from the smokehouse, to the first sight of the first deer, to the peace of the winter days spent dreaming by the stove in a fishhouse on the ice. In Paulsen's north country, every expedition is a major one, and often hilarious.

Once again Gary Paulsen demonstrates why he is one of America's most beloved writers, for he shows us fishing and hunting as pleasure, as art, as companionship, and as sources of life's deepest lessons.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The SAS Guide to Tracking, New and Revised

Bob Carss (Author), Roy Thomasson (Illustrator), John "Lofty" Wiseman (Foreword)

The ultimate guide to tracking man or animal, from the SAS

“Who Dares Wins.”
—Motto of the Special Air Service (SAS)

Anyone who has spent even a little time outdoors has come across strange tracks left by animals or people and wondered, “What was here?” In this new and revised edition of The SAS Guide to Tracking, Bob Carss—a veteran of Britain’s elite SAS—shows how to track any moving thing, in any environment, and under nearly any circumstance. 

Included are tips on:

  Tracking in desert, forest, jungle, marshy, rocky, and mountainous terrain
  Interpreting animal, human, and vehicle signs
  Preserving night vision
  Using time frames to eliminate misleading signs
  Detecting prey when they backtrack or circle around
  Knowing how time and weather affect signs
  Recognizing how to spot intentionally misleading signs

An essential handbook for developing a new awareness of the outdoors, The SAS Guide to Tracking is the perfect companion for naturalists, outdoorspeople, hunters, wildlife photographers, youth leaders, search-and-rescue teams, outdoor pursuit and military instructors, and law enforcement organizations.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail (Classics of the Old West)

Theodore Roosevelt (Author)

In this vivid celebration of the Old West, Roosevelt recounts his ranching adventures in the Dakota Badlands of the 1880s. Beautifully illustrated with 65 black-and-white illustrations by Remington, Roosevelt's stories portray a vanished way of life — the thrill of the roundup, Indian encounters, hunting bighorn sheep, bronco busting, and much more.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hunting the American Terrorist: The FBI's War on Homegrown Terror

Terry Turchie (Author), Kathleen Puckett (Author)

A two part book on domestic terrorism Part one is an inside look at FBI operations in its most complex investigation, that of Ted Kaczynski the Unabomber. After sixteen years of traditional forensic investigation resulting in disappointing dead-ends the FBI brought in the authors from counterintelligence and they quickly moved from traditional methods to implementing psychological techniques which resulted in the capture of Kaczynski in just twenty four months. Interesting insights on the FBI's use of the print media to help in its investigation and also contending with the broadcast media's threat to undermine the investigation in its final moments.Part Two deals with the lessons learned in the investigation and how they apply to international terrorism. Includes a recently declassified and not-previously published psychological study of the top ten domestic terrorists.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man

Dalton Fury (Author)

The mission was to kill the most wanted man in the world—an operation of such magnitude that it couldn’t be handled by just any military or intelligence force. The best America had to offer was needed. As such, the task was handed to roughly forty members of America’s supersecret counterterrorist unit formally known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta; more popularly, the elite and mysterious unit Delta Force.

This is the real story of the operation, the first eyewitness account of the Battle of Tora Bora, and the first book to detail just how close Delta Force came to capturing bin Laden, how close U.S. bombers and fighter aircraft came to killing him, and exactly why he slipped through our fingers. Lastly, this is an extremely rare inside look at the shadowy world of Delta Force and a detailed account of these warriors in battle.