Minnesota's Will Weaver has been a hunter since he was a young boy, following in the footsteps of his father, a dedicated and seasoned outdoorsman. As he writes, "in the fall, when Canada geese came through and when partridge season opened, we] heard the far-off thudding report of shotguns--and in November the heavier poom-poom of deer rifles." Hunting frames Weaver's childhood memories, his relationship with his father, and his own definition of self. And although one side of his family lineage includes men who would not hunt, or go to war, or carry a rifle, Weaver is caught off guard when his son and daughter show no interest in upholding the tradition of the hunt.
The Last Hunter is a twenty-first-century collection of deeply personal tales--a truly American story. Weaver's heartfelt rendering sweeps us along on a family journey from an isolated North Dakota farm "built around a fork and shovel" to postmodern America. Grounded in telling and luminous detail, The Last Hunter is an examination of family, life on the land, and those things we hold dear enough to want to carry along, one generation to another.
Praise for Will Weaver:
". . . his stories view America's heartland with a candid but charitable eye."--New York Times on A Gravestone Made of Wheat
". . . pitch perfect. Superb."--Kirkus Reviews on Full Service
" Weaver . . . is a writer of uncommon natural talent. He's that rare Real Thing, a writer writing eloquently, often between the lines but always with an undertow of passion about what he knows, where he lives, what he's been through."--Los Angeles Times
Boy Scouts co-founder and avid outdoorsman "Uncle Dan" Beard offers young readers a clear, enthusiastic introduction to the joys of hunting in this timeless guide. Together with Bellmore H. Browne, an expert mountaineer and big-game hunter, Beard provides practical advice on setting up decoys and blinds as well as useful pointers for everything from shooting waterfowl to upland hunting for quail and grouse.
Originally published a century ago, this engagingly written and charmingly illustrated guide imparts timeless wisdom that includes respect for weapons and nature, commonsense safety tips, and helpful hints for enjoying the outdoors. In addition to discussions of trap and field shooting, the authors include a brief survey of the history of firearms and guidance on preparing for a hunting trip. Parents wishing to share the sport of hunting with their growing children will find this classic an ideal place to begin.
2019 IACP Cookbook Award Winner: Best Self-Published Cookbook
A comprehensive, lushly illustrated cookbook devoted to preparing and cooking upland birds and small game, both wild and domesticated, from the author of the award-winning website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.
Game birds have always held a high place at the table, whether it's a hunter's prize of roast grouse or the turkey we all eat at Thanksgiving. Pheasants, quail, rabbits, doves, grouse and more - these are singular species with grand culinary traditions that offer the cook an unmatched range of flavors. Many cooks fear the fowl, however. Lean and athletic, game birds, rabbits and hares can dry out in a hurry. Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail shows you how to cook small game like a pro: perfectly crisp skin over tender breast meat, melt-in-your-mouth braises and confit, stews, sausages, and more.
Hank Shaw, an award-winning food writer, hunter, and cook at the forefront of the wild-to-table revolution, provides all you need to know about obtaining, cleaning, and cooking birds ranging from quail to pheasant, turkey to dove and beyond. Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail also covers a range of small game animals such as rabbits, hares and squirrels. You'll find detailed information on how best to treat these various species in the kitchen, how to select them in the market, as well as how to pluck, clean and hang wild birds. Shaw's global yet approachable recipes include basics such as Roast Pheasant and Buttermilk Fried Rabbit; international classics like Tuscan Hare Ragu, French Rabbit a la Moutarde, Mexican Turkey Tamales with Pumpkin, and General Tso's Pheasant; as well as unique dishes such as Roast Woodcock Michigan. It also features an array of small game charcuterie, from fresh sausages to confit and terrines.
The most comprehensive guide to preparing and cooking upland birds and small game, whether domesticated or wild, Pheasant, Quail Cottontail will be a valued companion for hunters as well as home cooks looking for new ways to cook store-bought turkey, rabbit or quail.
Any marksman knows that the key to becoming an accomplished shooter is to practice, practice, practice, and Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Targets contains more than 100 perforated targets that minimarksmen can use to develop their skills. The targets are divided into three themes--Basic, Secret Agent, and Dark Ages--with a variety of game-play scenarios, including blasting the lock off a chained door, knocking down a castle gate, or taking out a security camera. On the back of each target are rules for basic and advanced play. Ideas for setting up an in-house firing range that will protect walls and furniture are also included. In addition to the targets, instructions for five new Mini Weapons are provided, including a Paper Pick Blow Gun, a Toothpick Tape Dart, and a Semi-Automatic Pen Pistol.