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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hunting in North America: Big Game, Small Game, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Wild Turkey (Complete Hunter)

Creative Publishing Int'l (Editor)

Hunting in North America is a comprehensive book that covers hunting for all species of small game, waterfowl, upland game birds, turkey, and big game. It includes detailed sections on equipment, such as shotguns, rifles, muzzleloaders, and bows and arrows to help the reader make informed selections.

Readers will also find range maps for each species that clearly show their regional location, as well as clear text that outlines habitat preferences, primary food sources, and behavioral traits. This book also includes detailed hunting techniques that show the most successful methods for taking each species.

Highlights:

-A general hunting book aimed at the 14 million total hunters in the U.S. today.
-Appeals to readers because of its user-friendly format and low price.
-Provides comprehensive coverage of species, habitat and hunting techniques.
-Written by editors who traveled throughout North America to uncover guide-tested tips and techniques for taking a variety of game.
-Includes guide-tested tips and techniques for taking a variety of game.

The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of hunting, fishing, home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind of Hunting

Mark Parman (Author)

"There are two kinds of hunting: ordinary hunting, and ruffed-grouse hunting."—Aldo Leopold, from A Sand County Almanac

Like that earlier grouse hunter Aldo Leopold, Mark Parman takes to the woods when the aspens are smoky gold. Here, in an evocative almanac that chronicles the early season of the grouse hunt through its end in the snows of January, Parman follows his dog through the changing trees and foliage, thrills to the sudden flush of beating wings, and holds a bird in hand, thankful for the meal it will provide. Distilling twenty seasons of grouse hunting into these essays, he writes of old dogs and gun lust, cover and clear cutting, climate change, companions male and female, wildlife art, and stumps. A Grouse Hunter’s Almanac delves into the mind of a hunter, exploring the Northwoods with an eye for more than just game.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

White Hunters:The Golden Age of African Safaris

Brian Herne (Author)

East Africa affects our imagination like few other places: The sight of a charging rhino goes directly to the heart; the limitless landscape of bony highlands, desert, and mountain is, as Isak Dinesen wrote, of "unequalled nobility." White Hunters is the story of seventy years of African adventure, danger, and romance. It re-creates the legary big-game safaris led by Selous and Bell and the daring ventures of early hunters into unexplored territories, and brings to life such romantic figures as Cape-to-Cairo Grogan, who walked 4,000 miles for the love of a woman, and Dinesen's dashing lover, Denys Finch. Witnesses to the richest wildlife spectacle on the earth, these hunters were the first conservationists. Hard-drinking, infatuated with risk, and careless in love, they inspired Hemingway's stories and movies with Clark Gable and Gregory Peck.

About the Author
Brian Herne, formerly a professional hunter, founded the international professional hunters' magazine Track, and has written for numerous magazines, including Outdoor Life, Petersen's Hunting, Safari Times, and African Life. He lives in San Diego, California.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Endangered Species: Foxhunting - The History, the Passion and the Fight for Survival

Michael Clayton (Author)

The plight of foxhunting people as an 'Endangered Species' became actue on 15th September 2004 when the House of Commons decided by 190 votes to ban hunting eighteen months hence - the Labour government saying that it intended to over-rule the House of Lords by using the controversial Parliament Act. It was widely condemned as an assult on the liberties and traditions of our countryside. There could be no more apropriate time for the publication of Michael Clayton's highly entertaining and informative celebration of modern foxhunting. Clayton provides a revelatory insider's account of the political battles to save hunting right up to the final Commons debate, amid the high drama of protestors invading the House of Commons while thousands jeered outside. A life-long foxhunter, Clayton provides in details the story of the sport's survival throughout the tumultuous twentieth century, with authoritative chapters on hounds and horses, and colourful memories of the sport's leading huntsmen and Masters, their achievements and eccentricities.

About the Author
Michael Clayton wrote a weekly column, "Foxford's Hunting Diary" throughout his 25 years' Editorship of Horse and Hound. The column reported riding to hounds with over 250 hunts in Britain, the USA and elsewhere. His Editorship included a term as Editor-in-Chief of Country Life, The Field and The Shooting Times. He continues to hunt regularly in Leicestershire and Rutland, where he lives, and to write on hunting and equestrianism. His previous books include "A Hunting We Will Go", "The Golden Thread", "The Chase" and "Foxhunting in Paradise" and his latest book Ronnie Wallace: A Manual of Foxhunting (1 904057 12 8) was published in October 2003.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Buck Peterson's Complete Guide to Fishing

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

Product Description
Outdoor jokester Buck Peterson turns his bloodshot eyes to the piscatorial world of lakes and streams. This revised edition of his original classic includes techniques for catching the latest hybrid fuel-efficient fish, turning fish into rosebush food, and capitalizing on recent innovations in military fishing weaponry.

From the Publisher
* A sleeker, even funnier, and fishier update of the classic humor book for fishermen. * This guidebook-parody champions rod fishing over fly- fishing; provides dubious information on the newest fishing technology; and includes endless side-splitting, beer can-bursting jokes. * The second in Buck's outdoors trilogy, following DEER HUNTING and preceding BIRD HUNTING (fall 2007).

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wingshooting Wisdom: Prairie: A Guidebook For Finding & Hunting Public Lands

Ben O. Williams (Author)

There are hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands in America’s heartland available to grouse and partridge hunters. That’s the good news. The bad news is that without an understanding of the birds’ habitat requirements and behavior, as well as region-by-region population densities, hunters can waste a lot of boot leather finding them. This guide, the second in the Wingshooting Wisdom series, includes seasoned advice, maps, artwork and full-color photography of birds and habitats, up to date contacts and accommodations, and everything else needed to plan a successful hunt.

About the Author
Ben O. Williams is a noted photographer, author, bird hunter and dog breeder.  He is the author and photographer of American Wingshooting, also published by Willow Creek Press.

His photography and writing have appeared in many prominent sporting magazines including Grays’ Sporting Journal, Retriever Journal, Pointing Dog Journal (for which he is a columnist) and Shooting Sportsman. He lives along the Yellowstone River outside of Livingston, Montana, with his wife Bobbi, fourteen Brittany spaniels and two English pointers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Foxfire 5: Ironmaking, Blacksmithing, Flintlock Rifles, Bear Hunting, and Other Affairs of Plain Living (Foxfire Series)

Inc. by Foxfire Fund (Author)

Foxfire 5 gives the reader all the information he or she needs to know about the necessary skills for living on the plains.  It covers everything from the best rifles, methods for hunting, and craftsmanship; traditions Americans have carried on for generations.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Advanced Black Powder Hunting

Toby Bridges (Author)

"This was a great book full of wonderful and informative reading.  If you plan on going afield with a muzzleloader, don't do it before reading this book!"
From an Amazon 5-star review

Stoeger Publishing Company
288 pages

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Complete Book of Wild Boar Hunting: Tips and Tactics That Will Work Anywhere

Todd Triplett (Author)

For the passionate hog hunter-and that includes just about everyone who's ever chased down a wild boar-here is the complete guide to its methods, techniques, and, last but certainly not least, how to prepare what might be some of the best-tasting wild game available.

Starting with the plain excitement of the hog hunt, longtime boar hunter Triplett goes on to detail the history of the wild hog, and hog hunting.

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF WILD BOAR HUNTING includes important tips on: hunting methods, finding and understanding hog sign, equipment needed for hog hunting, including archery, muzzleloading, and modern rifle equipment, hog hunting year-round, southern hogs, western hogs, including the bounteous hog opportunities in California, preserve hogs, hog hunting worldwide, the javelina, the little hog of the Southwest, warthog, the thrill of the African hunt, wild hog recipes.

With knowledge gained from a lifetime hunting the wild hogs, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF WILD BOAR HUNTING is an unsurpassed introduction to a fascinating sport.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A High, Lonesome Call

Robert Holthouser (Author)

"Set amid the natural beauty of Montana and Idaho, A High, Lonesome Call: One Man, Two Bird Dogs, And The Open Road That Is Their Answer by sportswriter Robert Holthouse is a superbly written novel of searching, self-reflection, and respect for wild grandeur. Drawing upon autobiographical experience, Holthouser wonderfully captures the essence of the hunt and the bond between a man and his faithful canine companions. A thoughtful, serious, soul-deepening read."
From an Amazon review

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Alaska's Wolf Man: The 1915-55 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser

Jim Rearden (Author)

"Alaska's Wolf Man ranks as one of the best books I have ever read.. period. Myself, and many of my fellow Alaskans have read this book and enjoyed it greatly. It is full of history and adventurous tales about Alaska. Anyone with a love for the outdoors, wildlife, hunting or trapping would love this book! Rearden has a wonderful way of telling a story which draws you in. I couldn't put this book down until I had read it all."
From an Amazon review

Friday, March 18, 2011

Field Guide to Upland Birds and Waterfowl (A Wilderness Adventures Field Guide)

Christopher S. Smith (Author)

This most comprehensive and detailed full-color pocket field guide includes everything needed to correctly identify 73 species of North American waterfowl and game birds. Chris Smith, a widely-known artist, provides excellent full color illustrations that detail every important aspect of each bird, from grouse and quail to puddle ducks and divers. You will find 23 upland game birds and 50 waterfowl and shore birds with detailed full color illustrations, distribution and flyway maps for each species, as well as thorough descriptions covering special features of identification, habitat, breeding habits, vocalizations, and flock information for waterfowl. Special features of identification are also illustrated, including the wings of each waterfowl species and how to identify between the male and female of game birds and waterfowl. It is printed on water-resistant paper and will fit in you bird vest or waterfowl parka.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Upland Autumn: Birds, Dogs, and Shotgun Shells

William G. Tapply (Author)

Tales of New England bird hunting by an acclaimed novelist and sportsman. In this collection of original stories, highly acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William Tapply shares his finest stories of bird hunting in the Northeast country. Every season for over thirty years, Tapply has hunted the fields and backcountry of New England. Tapply’s warmth and knack for evoking the subtle, telling details of the places and hunts that he loves will stir a new appreciation and excitement in every reader. With his dog Burt, Tapply takes the reader out to his best spots. These are hard-charging tales of success and disappointment, anticipation and triumph—familiar feelings to any experienced hunter.

Tapply combines passion, wisdom, and wit in the nearly twenty stories presented in Upland Autumn. With rich prose and Tapply’s strong eye for detail, this book is a fine testament to bird hunting, bird hunters, and the rugged country that they tread each and every season. For those who love to hunt and those who simply love great outdoor writing, this is Upland Autumn.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Brothers Plead Guilty to Felonies in Connection with Kansas Deer Hunting and Guiding Operation

WASHINGTON – James Bobby Butler Jr. and Marlin Jackson Butler pleaded guilty today in federal court in Wichita, Kan., to felony conspiracy and wildlife trafficking charges stemming from the illegal sale of guided deer hunts in southern Kansas, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas announced.   

James Bobby Butler Jr., 42, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act, one substantive Lacey Act count and one count of obstruction of justice.   His brother, Marlin Jackson Butler, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act and one Lacey Act count.   Both men are from Martinsville, Texas.

The Lacey Act is a federal law that makes it illegal to knowingly transport or sell in interstate commerce any wildlife taken or possessed in violation of state law or regulation.

According to the May 2010 indictment in the case and today’s plea agreements, James and Marlin Butler conspired together to knowingly transport and sell in interstate commerce deer that had been hunted in violation of Kansas state law.   The brothers operated a guiding service and hunting camp near Coldwater, Kan., at which they sold guiding services to out-of-state hunters for the purpose of illegally hunting and killing white-tailed and mule deer.   Hunters guided by the Butler brothers killed deer in excess of annual bag limits, hunted deer without permits or using permits for the wrong deer management unit, killed deer using illegal equipment and hunted using prohibited methods such as spotlighting.  

The guided hunts were sold for between $2,500 and $5,500, and in several instances resulted in the killing of trophy-sized buck deer.   In today’s plea agreements, the Butlers admitted knowingly selling guided hunts for the illegal taking of the 25 buck deer identified in the indictment, for which hunters paid them a total of $77,500 in guiding fees plus tips.   In addition to selling guiding services, the brothers also arranged for transport of the deer, in particular the antlers and capes, from Kansas to Texas and Louisiana.

James Butler also admitted in his plea agreement that he instructed another person to conceal or destroy evidence during the investigation.

The maximum penalty for a felony violation of the conspiracy statute and the Lacey Act includes up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.   The maximum penalty for the obstruction charge against James Butler includes up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine.   According to the plea agreements filed today, the prosecution agreed to recommend sentences of 41 months in prison for James Butler and 27 months in prison for Marlin Butler, in addition to fines, restitution and three years of supervised release during which time both Butler brothers would be prohibited from all hunting and guiding activity.   Sentencing hearings for both defendants are set for June 2, 2011.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.   The case is being jointly prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas and Environmental Crimes Section of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

In the Wilds of Florida: A Hunting and Indian Story

Tom Thomas (Author)

Old time adventures in wild Florida seem a treasure in today’s fast paced world.  Tom Thomas loves taking significant writings of yesterday and presenting them to today's readers.

Pubilshed by CreateSpace.  256 pages.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Idaho's Best Fishing Waters

Inc. Wilderness Adventures Press (Author)

The 6th book in our Best Fishing Waters series has 167 detailed full-color maps of 26 of Idaho's finest fishing waters. This is the most comprehensive book of angling maps ever created for Idaho's rivers, streams, and lakes. Each 8-1/2 x 11 map shows all the access sites with GPS coordinates, along with boat ramps, campgrounds, roads, trails, rapids, dams, tributaries, and a wealth of other useful information. Each water starts with an overview map. Then the water is covered with a number of detailed maps. For example, the Henry's Fork of the Snake River has an overview map and eight detailed maps, for a total of nine maps. The Clearwater River has a total of ten maps. The waters include, Big Lost River, Big and Little Wood Rivers, Boise, Clearwater, Coeur d Alene, Fort Hall bottoms, Kelly Creek, Kootenai, Lochsa, Payette, Salmon, Selway, Silver Creek, South Fork of the Boise, St. Joe, and the Teton River. Public land is clearly identified in color, and every possible access or state lease is easy to find with just a glance.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mountain Time: A Yellowstone Memoir

Paul Schullery (Author)

"Mountain Time, a thoughtful and often moving work, is not only about Yellowstone as a superb sample of American wildness, . . . but also about a man named Paul Schullery and his relationship to it. This fact gives the book much richness and power, for Schullery comes across clearly as a caring, observant, undogmatic person whose reasonable and intelligent opinions are reinforced by plenty of facts. In a certain mood, it is possible to wish (vainly) that people of his civilized caliber were the only ones allowed to open their mouths very widely on any subject that really matters, as Yellowstone definitely does." --John Graves, author of Goodbye to a River and From a Limestone Lodge

"Paul has pushed outdoor writing to new limits. I pay him the highest compliment I can: I wish I had written Mountain Time." --Lionel Atwill, Sports Afield

About the Author
Paul Schullery is the author, co-author, or editor of three dozen books on nature, conservation, and outdoor sport. He is recipient of the Wallace Stegner Award, the Roderick Haig-Brown Award, and a Panda Award for the PBS film Yellowstone: America's Sacred Wilderness, which he wrote andnarrated.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Elk Hunting Secrets

From the Members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Here are 239 trail-tested, hunter-proven tips from people who really know elk hunting, the 100,000 members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. This is a book by men and women who are passionate about elk and hunting elk. Any hunter will find a useful idea in this book--in fact, a hunter probably will find dozens of ideas that will make hunting better, safer, and more successful. Short, easy-to-read, and immensely entertaining, these tips cover 14 subjects: scouting, closing in, scents, tracking, rifles, muzzleloaders, bowhunting, calling, optics, camps, horses and mules, meat and trophy care, outfitters and guides, and hunting safe and smart.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hunting, Gathering, & Videogames

Todd Allen Gates (Author)

The common conservative answer to the question "Why do we work?" is that it's to pursue maximum wealth and status, regardless of personal fulfillment. The common rebellious answer, on the other hand, is that work is for pursuing one's inner calling, regardless of financial consequences. This book was written for the philosophically-minded teenager and young adult struggling to make sense out of these contradictory approaches.

PART I: "Why Do We Have to Work?" looks at the history of why we've always had to work, tracing the common link between the workday of the prehistoric hunter and gatherer, the first millennium B.C. farmer, the first century A.D. pottery-maker, the nineteenth century assembly-line worker, and today's videogame programmer. Included in this overview is an explanation of why we use this odd thing called "money": why the complications of bartering inevitably lead communities with multiple goods and services to use some type of medium-of-exchange (be it beads or dollar bills) to solve their trading problems.

PART II: "Work, Wealth, & Status" focuses on today's world, and contrasts our culture's guideline for happiness--the wealth, status, and identity we derive from our careers--with a guideline that instead aims for a balance of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions.

The insights I've gained from writing this book have helped me find (relative) peace within employment, and it's my hope they'll help the reader as well.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Crossbow Hunting

William Hovey Smith (Author)

The extreme precision possible with a crossbow appeals to many hunters, including big-game hunters who want to expand their hunting seasons; younger hunters and those with physical limitations, who appreciate the crossbow’s ease of use; and those fascinated by the crossbow’s recent technological advances. As more states are legalizing hunting with a crossbow, the need for current information rises. Crossbow Hunting provides in-depth analysis of the past 20 years of technological developments. A complete guide to hunting with one of the most ingenious tools, Crossbow Hunting helps the hunter select the right crossbow, takes him on the hunt, and shows how to prepare and cook the game. Includes evaluations of different crossbows on the market today and how to select the right arrow, points, and sights, shooting and hunting techniques for deer, bear, hogs, and bison, and classic crossbow hunts for big game in Africa, musk ox in the Canadian arctic, and water buffalo in Australia.

About the Author
William Hovey Smith is author of Practical Bowfishing.  He writes regularly on hunting and game cooking for Bowhunter magazine. He lives in Georgia.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die

Chris Santella (Author)

Amateur or expert, every angler dreams of landing "the big one," but that's only part of the appeal of fly fishing. Because even when hours pass without a bite, nothing beats the rugged beauty of the surroundings. For both armchair travelers and avid lovers of the outdoors, who may have already started a checklist of their own, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die maps out the meccas of the fly-fishing world.

Through in-depth interviews with the sport's acknowledged gurus, author Chris Santella goes beyond standard guides to convey the very essence of the recommended locations. Readers can vicariously cast mouse patterns to fifty-pound taimen in the wilds of Mongolia, wrangle with wily permit off the Florida Keys, and match the hatch on Montana's Armstrong's Spring Creek. Jardines de la Reina, Cuba (tarpon), the Zhupanova River, Kamchatka (rainbow trout), and the Rio Negro, Brazil (peacock bass) are also included. The essays include a cultural and natural history of each site, along with colorful anecdotes based on the author's and authorities' experiences. With breath-takingly-beautiful photos of the spots, many by celebrated fly-fishing photographer R. Valentine Atkinson, the book also provides adventurous anglers with enough travel-and-tackle information so that they, too, can start planning excursions to go fish around the globe.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Big Game Hunter's Guide to Wyoming

Ron Spomer (Author), Ty Stockton (Author)

This new addition to Wilderness Adventures Press's big game hunter's guide series features all the huntable big game species in Wyoming. Spomer and Stockton describe each species along with its habitat. The book is broken into regions with distribution maps and detailed explanations on how to hunt each species in each region. The book also features detailed information on hunting regulations and travel information for each area, including hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, car repair services, sporting goods stores, and much more. This book provides all the information necessary for a big game hunter to have a successful hunt in Wyoming.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Seasons & Days: A Hunting Life

Thomas McIntyre (Author)

"The desire to hunt and kill comes from a place well before reason and words, so that when it arises it does so almost always beyond articulation. Most hunters can't even say when it began for them." In this compendium, McIntyre covers such topics as stag hunting in Scotland, turkey hunting in Mexico, alligator hunting in Florida, kudu hunting in Africa, and much more. HUNTING DAYS explores what lives in the heart of every hunter, and in so doing truly captures the essence of the hunt. Through numerous stories about hunting, Thomas McIntyre captivates his readers by bringing them right into the action of the intense struggle between the hunter and his prey. Recounted are stories that encompass various aspects of the hunt, including: The sobering and spiritual pursuit of a bandtail pigeon; Hunting grouse in the north country of British Columbia; Wading in icy mud at dawn while setting out decoys for mallard ducks; First impressions of a wild turkey strutting into range; Hunting wildfowl and fishing for bass in Castro's Cuba; Hunting pronghorns on the sage-covered plains in Wyoming; Battling the cold while hunting wild pigs in a canyon in California; And much more From this seasoned hunter and gifted writer come tales of courage, ethics, intensity, and the overall thrill of the hunt. To McIntyre, it is not the prize but the chase that serves as the ultimate reward--ringing true the words of the Spanish philosopher, José Ortega y Gasset: "I hunt not to kill, but to have hunted."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hunting in the Great West: (Rustlings in the Rockies)

G.O. Shields (Author)

1888. Shields (Coquina), a frequent contributor to American Field, offers interesting sketches to enlighten people on the importance of healthy outdoor sports and in the protection of fish and game. Contents: Rustlings in the Rockies; The Party Organized; On the Way to Wyoming; Meditations in a Wiciup; A Perilous Experience; In the Big Horn Mountains; In the Yellowstone Valley; At the Forks of the Rosebud; The Happy Hunting Ground; Through the Canyon of the Little Big Horn; A Grand Day's Sport; A Busy Day; From Custer to Keough; Ten Days in Montana; Life on the Plains; After the Buffaloes; Two Hundred Thousand Buffaloes; Through an Extinct Hell!; The Gulf Coast of Florida; The Gulf of Mexico; Snead's Island; On Board the Sky-Lark; Deer-Stalking and Fire-Fishing; Four Days on the Myakka River; Words of Advice to Tourists to Florida; Recollections of Boyhood; The Days of Long Ago; Trouting on the Namecagon; Pike and Bass Fishing on Long Lake; The Lake Superior Region; Autumn Ramblings in Northern Michigan; The Island of Mackinac; and A Narrow Escape.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Survive in the Wilderness With the Canadian and Australian Special Forces (Elite Forces Survival Guides)

Chris McNab (Author)

“In my honest opinion the Australian Special Forces would have to be the supreme survival specialists. They operated behind enemy lines in both Afghanistan and Iraq in the last few years and during these dangerous mission did not lose a single member of the force. One was lost later in a vehicle explosion after driving over a mine.

I am not a specialist in this field, just an interested civilian. Found it a great guide and an eye-opener.”
From an Amazon review

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Big Game Hunter's Guide to Idaho (Wilderness Adventures Big Game Guidebooks)

Ron Spomer (Author)

From the vast northern forests to the desert regions of the south, hunters can find trophy elk, mule deer, whitetails, pronghorn, moose, mountain lion, black bear, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats-often on public land. Veteran hunter, photographer, and outdoor writer Ron Spomer provides all the information hunters need to plan a successful trip to Idaho. Thorough information on each animal will be accompanied by accurate distribution maps and hunting tips. Area by area breakdowns of opportunities will detail where to go and when. Travel information, guides and outfitters, applying for licenses, and much more are covered in this excellent guide. There is no more comprehensive source of information for hunting big game in the great state of Idaho.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Big Game Hunter's Guide to Colorado (Wilderness Adventures Big Game Guidebooks)

John Axelson (Author)

John Axelson covers everything from hunting tactics and techniques, shot placement, signs and tracks, habitat and habits, rutting behavior, trophy dimensions, and hunting public and private lands. He also provides information on hunting equipment, archery equipment, equipment checklists and caring for meat and trophies. Game included are elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, black bear, and mountain lion. This book includes over 70 maps covering everything from distribution for each species, land use by region, federal lands, climax vegetation by region and mountain ranges. The book also identifies essential travel information such as restaurants, meat processors, sporting goods stores, gunsmiths, hotels, and much more.

About the Author
John Axelson is a native of Colorado who has hunted, fished and photographed throughout this beautiful state. He has served as the editor of the Colorado Bowhunter, the news magazine of the Colorado Bowhunters Association, and has been published in Bowhunter magazine and Colorado Outdoors.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hunting the Alaskan High Arctic: Big-Game Hunting for Grizzly, Dall Sheep, Moose, Caribou, and Polar Bear in the Arctic Circle

Scott Haugen (Author)

“A most interesting read, but not the ‘how to’ or ‘tips on preparing for’ type book that I was hoping for. All in all I still read it with great interest, but did not attain any information to make my upcoming hunt any better.” (From an Amazon review.)  Published by Safari Press. 240 pages.