This book is about a very special waterfowl habitat revered by duck hunters all across the United States and about some of the hunters fortunate enough to hunt there season after season. Over 200 photographs offer a rare view inside a number of their private hunting clubs, and the accompanying text reflects their most personal memories, colorful stories and time-honored traditions.
Tom got the rights to his 1973 classic, TENTH LEGION, back from Globe Pequot Press. They had been printing in paperback until last year. We purchased and sold what they had left in stock. We titled the new book, TOM KELLY'S -TENTH LEGION, "White Edition". The books will be signed by Colonel Tom Kelly . Tenth Legion has long been considered the greatest - and most hilarious - book on turkey hunting. Yet until now it was only available in a privately published edition. Many people who hunt turkeys do so with an attention to detail, a regard for strategy, tactics, and operations, and a disregard for personal comfort and convenience that ranks second only to war. As for all cultists, it never occurs to them that they may be anachronisms. Supremely unconscious of the rest of the world, blind and deaf to logic and reason, they walk along their different roads in step to the music of their different drums.
Imagining Head-Smashed-In: Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains (Athabasca University Press)
Manufacturer: UBC Press
Brand: Brand: Au Press
Winner of the 2009 SAA Public Audience Book AwardFor 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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Manufacturer: h. f. ullmann
Brand: Brand: h. f. ullmann
With over 1,200 fascinating illustrations, this volume offers a comprehensive overview of every aspect of the hunt. This compendium filled with brilliant animal photography will appeal not only to hunters, but will arouse the interest of all nature fans.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Nomad: George A. Custer in Turf, Field, and Farm (John Fielding and Lois Lasater Maher)
Manufacturer: University of Texas Press
Brand: Brand: University of Texas Press
Between 1867 and 1875, George Armstrong Custer contributed fifteen letters under the apt pseudonym Nomad to the New York-based sportsman's journal Turf, Field and Farm. Previously available only in a collector's typescript edition, the Nomad letters offer valuable insight into the character of the Boy General as he gives expression to his abiding love for hunting, horses, and hounds. Vivid accounts of days in the field after buffalo and deer alternate with letters that attest to Custer's passion for Kentucky thoroughbreds and trotters and his devotion to his favorite hunting dogs. Moreover, the letters show Custer as a student of literature who constandy alluded to works of fiction and drama and who loved to quote poetry as he self-consciously honed his skills as a writer. The Nomad letters also open the way to controversy since three of the letters written in 1867, as Brian Dippie's careful annotations make clear, offer a strikingly different account of Custer's ill-starred induction into Indian fighting than the accepted version recorded five years later in his memoirs, My Life on the Plains. Composed only a few months after the abortive Hancock Expedition that led to Custer's court-martial and suspension from rank and pay for one year, the Nomad letters are full of a passion and venom absent from My Life on the Plains. They provide an immediate response to the events of 1867 that will interest all students of the Western Indian wars and of Custer's fascinating career.
Manufacturer: University Press of Mississippi/Roseau Company LLC
Richard B. Crowell chronicles the history and economic development of a region in southwest Louisiana defined by unique geologic formations and distinguished by its position beneath the Mississippi flyway. Crowell traces the evolution of this regionâ€™s well-known sport hunting legacy, creating the first comprehensive narrative history of the area, from 1800 to today.In Chenier Plain, the author takes a fresh look at the decline of French and Spanish influence in coastal Louisiana and investigates an isolated region struggling to find its place against inhospitable conditions following the Civil War. Less than a decade after Reconstruction, Jabez Bunting Watkins, financed by an English syndicate, began developing this remote region through tenacity and aggressive business practices. Crowell tells this story of economic development, weaving it together with personal tragedies and natural history. In chronicling the Chenier Plainâ€™s transition from a center of market hunting to one of sport hunting, Crowell draws together over 140 illustrations. He highlights the opportunistic land purchases by a US president, British and American businessmen, a university president, and an illiterate French-speaking Acadian whose property became the nexus of The Coastal Club, the oldest hunting lodge in the geographic region.These events, combined with the background of six hunting clubs established before 1929 and modern methods of waterfowl habitat conservation, illustrate how inextricably linked sport hunting is to the life and preservation of this remote Louisiana world of ridges and marsh.
Manufacturer: John Culler & Sons
Brand: Brand: John Culler Sons
This book represents 25 years of hunting in Mexico's Baja. To anyone who has ever hunted in Mexico with its plentiful supply of gamebirds and liberal bag limits it will rekindle memories of great days afield
The Comprehensive Guide to Tracking: In-depth information on how to track animals and humans alike
Manufacturer: Safari Press
Tracking is an art form as well as a skill. But it is an art that can be taught and a skill that can be acquired. Cleve Cheney, a master at tracking both animals and humans, defines tracking as â€œlearning to use all your senses to monitor your surroundings and to make logical and realistic deductions from what you have observed.â€ He has brought together a massive amount of information on the how, when, and where of tracking.