Hunting News

Monday, February 28, 2011

Hunting big game in the Sierras of Chihuahua

Donald A. Carpenter (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, and despite the imperfections, 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, which describes the timeless value of the hunt and the connection with nature in th high Sierras of northern Mexico.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bowhunting Forests & Deep Woods

Greg Miller (Author)

-An aggressive hunting guide for moving from the basics into the big woods

-Highlights the importance of long-term scouting, understanding phases of the rut and adopting a patient attitude to achieve success

-Appeals to millions of bowhunters who take to the woods in search of the big bucks

Knowing how to hunt, and knowing how to hunt big bucks in big woods are two different things. Champion big-woods bowhunter Greg Miller gives hunters of all experience levels deep woods hunting tips they can put to use the next time they're in the woods.

This book:

-Provides tips for crossing complex terrain, handling deep-woods rut, reading rub lines, preparing bow camps

-Helps hunters evaluate their understanding of big woods hunting

-Attracts readers with detailed photos from the field and frequent reference to personal hunting adventures

From defining big woods to hints for dragging out deer, this easy read covers it all.

About the Author
Miller has spent nearly 40 years in the deer woods, and has developed a large following across North America.

He shares his observations weekly on his In Pursuit TV show, as well as in his books, videos, seminars and magazine articles. Miller preaches the importance of hard work, not gimmicks, to consistently bag mature white-tailed bucks.

In Bowhunting Forests & Deep Woods, he explains how relentless scouting, a broad understanding of whitetail habitats, and deep familiarity with their patterns are the true keys to success.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Duck Gods Must Be Crazy: More Stories of Waterfowling Obsession

Doug Larsen (Author)

In this follow up to his best-selling book Don't Shoot the Decoys, Doug Larsen offers more humorous observations on the sport of waterfowling. The book begins with a hilarious "Open Letter to the Duck Gods," in which Larsen ponders what he has done to deserve the wrath of the duck hunting deities, which have conspired against him to ruin his hunting season, his physical and mental health, and his family life. "Three weeks into the season," he writes, "with only two weeks left to go. Everything seems to be going against me, and I wouldn't know a limit of ducks if I tripped over one."

From there Larsen lets his duck hunting fancy take flights that are sure to tickle the funny bones of waterfowlers everywhere. These include ruminations on why there aren't any duck hunting movies (in the story "Black Duck Down"), a duck hunt with two sharp-shooting and keen-witted little old ladies in the Louisiana bayou (in "A Duck for Gumbo"), a chapter devoted to, of all things, "Coot Tactics," and seventeen other new and original stories of "waterfowling obsession."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Complete Guide to Hunting Wild Boar in California

Gary Kramer (Author)

Hogs are now the most popular big-game animal in the Golden State, even surpassing deer in popularity among hunters. In this comprehensive and detailed book, Gary Kramer takes the hunter all over California, from north to south and east to west. He discusses natural history, calibers, bullets, rifles, pistols, shotguns, black powder, and bow and arrows. Other chapters discuss equipment, the six major systems of hunting hogs, the top hog-producing counties, and hunting areas--those with public access as well as private hog-hunting ranches and military bases that allow hunting. Surprisingly, there are quite a few areas in California that afford public access for hog hunters. The book is chock-a-block full with details, addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites, and relevant information that will help you bring the bacon home. Hints on photography, caring for the meat, as well as a good, thorough list of meat processors are also included to help with converting your hog into good memories and delightful dishes. And just when you thought Kramer would have nothing else to add, he divulges delicious recipes to appease your spouse and present her with a decent excuse as to why you went hunting! This is THE hogging best book on how to get your pig.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shotguns and Shooting 3

Michael McIntosh (Author)

Following the success of his acclaimed books Shotguns and Shooting and More Shotguns and Shooting, Michael McIntosh continues his celebration of the shotgun in Shotguns and Shooting 3. As with his earlier volumes, the subjects covered are wide ranging, from the earliest firearms to the author's current favorites, and from technical discussions of barrels and ejectors to shooting techniques. This book will appeal to hunting and gun enthusiasts everywhere.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Counting Sheep: Twenty Ways of Seeing Desert Bighorn (The Southwest Center)

Gary Paul Nabhan (Author)

While variations on so specific a theme runs the risk of putting readers to sleep, counting sheep with these authors will keep you wide awake. Ethnobotanist Nabhan here presents the diverse views of zoologists, anthropologists, historians, geographers, hunters, and journalists regarding desert bighorn. As the subtitle suggests, this book is as much about how the bighorns roam the hearts and minds of the watchers as it is about the elusive sheep themselves. Most of the authors take a very personal approach to "doing science," with Terry Tempest Williams, Ann Zwinger, and Charles Bowden offering particularly powerful narratives. While some readers new to "the new nature writing" may wish to start with a more general anthology such as On Nature's Terms, Counting Sheep is essential reading for naturalists and conservationists. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.
- Jim Dwyer, California State Univ. at Chico

Friday, February 18, 2011

Jungle Man: An Autobiography of Major P.J. Pretorius (Resnick's Library of African Adventure)

P. J. Pretorius (Author)

“Having read a vast number of books on Africa and African hunters, I was looking forward to getting my copy of Jungle Man. I was under the impression that it might be a good story but told in a stilted, "stiff upper lip" kind of style. Not so! Pretorious tells his life story in a thoroghly interesting and absorbing way. There is no exaggeration in his writing, yet he manages to convey quite well the experiences of his life time. The photos are pretty ordinary (as per usual for books from that era) and there is no index. But these are minor points. You will fully enjoy reading about his adventures in Old Africa from the age he left home to manage ox wagons to his involvement in some early African films. Well worth reading.”
From an Amazon review

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hunting Open-Country Mule Deer

Dwight Schuh (Author)

I am an avid mule deer hunter and an even more avid reader. I have easily read more than fifty books and guides on hunting both mule and whitetail deer. Dwight Schuh has written what I believe to be the "handbook of all hanndbooks" on hunting mule deer that everyone should own! Many hunting books are vague and tell only of the great hunts and trophies that the author or his associates have harvested. Dwight Schuh's book is the complete opposite. His book is written as if you are sitting together by a camp fire and talking about what he believes are the essentials to hunting the mule deer. He includes errors he made as well as the tactics that work.

It is a "real" hunting book with invaluable information. So many of the examples I would read and say to myself, "Yep, I've definately experienced that!" At this stage in my hunting and reading career, I didn't think I would ever find a book that could teach me so much and be so easy to understand. I have read through it several times and it now looks like a reference book with all the highlighted areas and writing in the margins. I would like nothing more than to be able to communicate with Dwight Schuh on a professional hunting level; if not only to gain more insight into the mule deer and it's behavior than to build an even deeper respect for a tophy animal that gives me life!
From an Amazon review

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wild Turkeys: Hunting and Watching

John J. Mettler (Author)

Wild turkeys are mentioned often in early American history. Benjamin Franklin even championed the wild turkey rather than the bald eagle for recognition as our national bird. Although the wild turkey was once nearly extinct in North America, it has seen a dramatic population increase within the past two decades. There are now 4.5 million nationwide as a result of stocking and restoration efforts. Mettler's book is a complete guide to understanding, hunting, dressing, and cooking these noble birds. The author covers habits, including feeding patterns, mating rituals, and distribution. Recommendations on weapons and equipment, clothing, and safety measures to aid in a successful hunt are also provided. The field-dressing process and proper handling of the turkey carcass are covered, as are step-by-step mounting instructions. Thirty recipes and sources for further information are provided. Fred Egloff

"Wild Turkeys is an excellent book..." -- Former President Jimmy Carter

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Ultimate Man's Survival Guide: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Manhood

Frank Miniter (Author)

The Upper East Side metrosexual may be good at cocktail chat, but a real man knows how to fight off alligators, create a tourniquet out of a t-shirt, and rescue a drowning person. Frank Miniter's The Ultimate Man's Survival Guide shows men how to do all of these and more, including:
* how to fight off a bear
* how to set a dislocated joint
* how to pick the perfect cigar and bottle of wine

Presented in seven sections--survivor, provider, athlete, hero, romantic, cultured man, and philosopher--Miniter teaches guys the skills, attitudes, and philosophies they need to be the ultimate man. Clearly written and packed with real-life anecdotes, as well as line-drawings and how-to illustrations, The Ultimate Man's Survival Guide teaches men that any guy can be the ultimate man whether he is rescuing a lost hiker, plucking a child from a swift stream, or standing up against injustice.

About the Author
Frank Miniter is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting, the executive editor of American Hunter, and a former senior editor of Outdoor Life. Miniter is also the ultimate man. He has run with the bulls of Pamplona, snowshoed the Klondike, and survived everywhere from the Amazon to Manhattan. Miniter lives in New York.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Deer Hunting 101: The Beginner's Guide to Deer Hunting

David B. Pruet (Author)

From choosing a weapon to placing the meat on your plate, this book covers every basic element of deer hunting that you should need to be successful in your endeavors. The author has chosen select portions of his hunting regime to share with the reader so they too will have the tools necessary to partake in the fruits of their labor. This book contains enough essential information to become a permanent fixture in the back pockets of every hunter regardless of their skill level, and as indicated by the men who have endorsed it as just that - should be. (Book endorsed by David Hale of "Knight and Hale Game Calls" and Jim Shockey of "Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures")

An Indiana native, author Dave Pruet is definitely an avid hunter, but there is a lot more to him than just that. He is also a Christian, Husband, Father, Son, Friend, Widower, Business Owner, Author, Professional Musician, GriefCare Counselor, Sunday School Teacher, Percussion Instructor, Trap/Skeet competitor, Soccer Referee, Sports Trainer, Youth Group Leader, Licensed Taxidermist, Soccer Dad, Dance Dad, HS Band Booster, Fisherman, MADD lifetime member and spokesperson, Adult Education Leader, and a 'Green Bay Packers' NFL football team stockholder. Dave and his wife Donna, have two teen-aged children, Kayla and Kevin. Dave is one of 3 siblings born to parents from Rushville, Indiana and grew up in the booming college town of Bloomington, Indiana - home of the Indiana University Hurryin' Hoosiers. He holds separate degrees in Architecture; Business Management/Marketing, and although he works for a company full-time, he also owns and operates his own Drum Studio where he sells equipment and provides private drum lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Dave, as previously mentioned, Co-Founded the Monroe County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) after his 26 year old wife Tina, and 5 year old son Eddie, were both senselessly killed by the irresponsible negligence of a drunk driver in August of 1989. Currently, he is completing a book titled, "Standing In The Rain" which depicts the tragic events he has endured throughout his life. This book is due for release in the Fall of 2010. Dave has achieved many goals in his own life, but his new-found passion is writing. With his writings, Dave hopes to be able to help those that are unaware of certain areas of life that he has experienced, and alleviate them any unnecessary steps to reach specific goals of their own. Dave's books are written for the use of learning; healing; and moving forward in life, and can be found at his online website

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Successful Black Bear Hunting

Bill Vaznis (Author)

Woods-wise sporting enthusiasts rate the black bear as one of the most elusive beasts in the wild. His shy and secretive nature makes him quite difficult to study in his native habitat. In this compelling combination of entertaining hunting stories and how-to instruction, Bill Vaznis details everything you need to know about black bears, along with guidelines for harvesting them successfully. You'll learn how to:

* Track, bait, call, and trail bears
* Choose the best hunting locations
* Get the most out of a hunt
* Choose the right outfitter
* Hunt trophy bears

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats: A Comprehensive Guide to the Trackable Animals of the United States and Canada

Len McDougall (Author)

The Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats is the first comprehensive guidebook for identifying the tracks and scats of all trackable animals of the United States and Canada. With ample use of photographs and line drawings, Len McDougall, an adroit tracker and an experienced teacher of tracking skills, takes the reader step-by-step from basic identification skills to interpretation and understanding of the animal's behavior by means of its tracks and scats. The Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats also offers a handy key of track and scat characteristics that enables the reader to quickly verify the source of any markings.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hunting North American Big Game

Durwood Hollis (Author)

North America offers a wealth of big game hunting opportunities and the popularity of these adventures is soaring as millions of hunters embark on "American safaris." This new information-packed guide provides an excellent overview of the most popular big game species, where to hunt for them, and the equipment, guns, and strategies necessary for success.

Part resource guide, part hunting adventure book, this volume explores hunting some of the continent’s most-revered game species, including elk, pronghorn, moose, caribou, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bison, musk ox, wild boar, javelinas, grizzly bear, brown bear, black bear, white-tailed deer, mule deer, blacktail deer, and Coues deer.

Additional information focuses on outfitters, guides, and hunting areas, plus field dressing animals, caring for meat, and preparing trophies for taxidermy.

• Overview of hunting the most popular North American big game species

• Includes four types of deer, three types of bear, and elk, pronghorn, moose, caribou, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bison, musk ox, wild boar, and javelinas

• Covers guns, ammunition and other gear, plus field dressing animals, caring for meat, and preparing trophies for taxidermy

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hunting with the Bow and Arrow

Saxton Pope (Author)

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Wilderness of the Southwest: Charles Sheldon's Quest for Desert Bighorn Sheep and Adventures with the Havasupai and Seri Indians

In His StepsNeil B. Carmony (Author), David E. Brown (Editor)

Charles Sheldon (1867-1928) was a hunter-conservationist whose efforts substantially enriched the American public domain. A Yale graduate, Sheldon explored North America from the Arctic to the high Sierra Madre of Mexico. Sent to central Alaska in 1903 as an assessor by C. Hart Merriam, the director of the U.S. Biological Survey, Sheldon began to press for the creation of a national park to protect 20,322-foot Denali, a mountain sacred to local Indian cultures. Sheldon finally prevailed in 1919 (although, against his protests, the mountain was renamed McKinley). Soon thereafter Merriam dispatched him to the Southwest, where he hunted and studied pronghorn antelope and desert bighorn and explored the harsh Pinacate and Lechuguilla regions of western Arizona and Sonora. This collection of his essays well recounts his many travels and observations on animal behavior, and it serves as a fine introduction to the life of a little-known but important early environmentalist.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Finding Gold in the Desert (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting)

Otto Lynch (Author)

Gold is where you find it! With over 50 years of productive experience in the desert, the author shares his techniques and professional knowledge of finding gold in the deserts of the American Southwest. This guidebook includes blueprints for making your own drywasher as well as shortcuts and helpful hints that will speed you on your way to finding your first nugget in the desert.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

North America's Greatest Bird Hunting Lodges and Preserves: More Than 200 Prime Destinations in the United States, Canada & Mexico

John Ross (Author)

New to the Willow Creek Guide series, North America's Greatest Upland Bird Hunting Lodges & Preserves is a reference guide that tells everything you need to know about where to hunt birds such as quail, pheasant, chukar, Hungarian partridge, grouse, woodcock, ducks, geese and turkey. In this book you'll find a wide range of lodges and preserves from the pricey to the reasonable. You'll find operations that cater to corporations as well as small and charming inns where you and your party can enjoy an intimate hunt and more. Organized by country, region, state and province, the authoritative text provides extensive and reliable information on each lodge or preserve. Each destination also includes major species present; hunting seasons; required equipment; available shotgun sports; costs; peak dates; guide and dog services, and a description of the seasonal and physical environment.

Sports Afield contributing editor John Ross is an outdoor and travel writer/photographer whose work has appeared in many fishing and hunting journals. John lives in Upperville, VA.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Complete Encyclopedia of Hunting Rifles: A Comprehensive Guide to Shotguns and Other Game Guns from Around the World

A.E. Hartink (Author)

This book has some good information about rifles and lots of information about double barrel shotguns used for hunting game and wildlife.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Hunter's Fireside Book: Tales of Dogs, Ducks, Birds, & Guns

Gene Hill (Author)

The legendary American outdoor writer’s finest collection. For decades, Gene Hill’s articles and books have captured the spirit of the outdoors in a way that inspires and entertains millions of readers. A Hunter’s Fireside Book captures the essence of the life of a sportsman and explores the full spectrum of the hunter’s experience: sunrises in the duck blind, an unforgettable hunter’s moon, the camaraderie of men who know the pleasures of being wet and cold and a little bit lost.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Timeless Trails to the Yukon

Dolores Brown (Author)

Dolores Brown followed her new husband to the wild country of the Yukon in 1953. It didn't take long for the one-time secretary to shed her city ways and adapt to the beauty and danger of her new life. This book regales the reade with the sometimes gripping, often humourous tales of her encounters with grizzly bears, Indian guides, client hunters, tourists, and the wilderness itself over two decades. In it she offers an appealing glimpse of a wilderness lifestyle she came to love.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hunting big bears: Brown, grizzly & polar bears (Hunting wisdom library)

J. Wayne Fears (Author)

This book tells all that the modern hunter needs to know about the art of hunting brown, grizzly, and polar bears out in the wilderness.  This is a part of the Hunting Wisdom Library.  Published by the North American Hunting Club.  160 pages.