Beyond the Basics
Hardcover ISBN: 0811702057
- Harlequins in Washington, eiders in Maine, snowgeese in the Dakotas, rails in North Carolina - Tips from experts Bill Cooksey, Buck Gardner, John Vaca, Ron Latschaw, Fred Zink, Tim Grounds, and others - Hunting from a layout boat, building sihouette decoys, caring for a duck call pi>A visually stunning review of the traditional sport, Waterfowling: Beyond the Basics aims to take waterfowl hunters to the next level by presenting cutting-edge--and, in many cases, high-tech--strategies for success.
In Theory and Practice
Hardcover ISBN: 1510719172
Collecting, maintaining, and shooting classic firearms. Vintage gun expert Diggory Hadoke (author of Vintage Guns for the Modern Shot and The British Boxlock Gun & Rifle) has now produced a major work on the subject for which he is best known: the hammer gun. With a fascinating mixture of historical analysis, practical application, and personal reflection, he makes a robust case for the Victorian hammer gun as the finest sporting gun available today, just as it was a century ago. The reader will discover all that is worth knowing about the subject: how the guns were devised, crafted, and used, how they were perfected, and how they work. Modern applications are given equal weight to historical ones, and subjects such as the selection of suitable ammunition, stripping, refurbishing, and customizing will prove invaluable to anyone contemplating taking a hammer gun into the field and using it as they would a modern gun. This is the fullest and most practical account of the development of the breech-loading center-fire hammer gun and its many variations yet written, with a guide for owners and collectors that will prove invaluable when buying and maintaining their guns.
The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook
Hunting from the Heart
Paperback ISBN: 0865717702
Wild meat, hunted in a responsible way, is one of the most healthful, sustainable foods possible. Depending on how it is done, hunting can be as local, intimate, and humane as it gets. And aside from this, it demands the hunter enter a world of awareness, wildness, life, and death that as a culture we have forgotten. The Compassionate Hunter’s Guidebook is a guide for those that come to the act of hunting with pure intentions, motivated by a desire for healthy food that comes directly from the land where they live. This practical manual suggests that hunting is not a "sport" and the animals whose lives are taken are not "game." It combines a deep, philosophical exploration of the ethics of killing with detailed instructions on every step of the process including: - Understanding your prey - Tools, techniques, and preparation - The act of the hunt - From forest to table?processing, preserving, and preparing your kill A unique and comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the complexity, ethics, and spirit of the hunt, The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook is a must-read for beginning and experienced hunters alike. It will appeal to anyone who wishes to delve more deeply into the complex, humbling, and ultimately profound reality of our relationship with the food that nourishes us. Miles Olson has spent the past decade immersed in learning and practicing earth skills. The author of Unlearn, Rewild, his experiences living on the land have made him an expert on rewilding.
Hunting with Air Rifles
The Complete Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0857161644
With an emphasis on safe, responsible shooting this authoritative book covers all aspects of hunting with air rifles from gun shop to kitchen, choosing the right gun, shooting techniques, stalking, decoying, lamping, hide building, guidance on game preparation as well as easy to follow recipes for newcomers and experienced shooters alike.