A few of my favorite hunting books
Lily McCaolou writes this novel about how she had grown up a gun-fearing environmentalist from the big city. She was (is) an animal lover and couldn’t imagine herself as a hunter, however she had a massive shift in thinking when she moved out to Oregon.
She started to go out on the weekends fly fishing and “gasp” started even hunting for her own meat. Something strange happened, she realized that those hunters and fisherman cared deeply about the environment and probably more-so about animals then the typical New York City environmentalist. They understood how the populations of various species integrated with one another and how they affect the entire ecosystem. They also had a much deeper appreciation for their food and the animals it came from as a result of having to hunt it. Overall it is a fascinating read that opened my eyes up to how radically a persons beliefs can change simply by changing their environment and the people they spend time with.
Hunting and Trapping Secrets
Don’t be fooled by the small boy who looks like he may turn into psychopath when he grows up. Hunting and trapping secrets was a great read for anyone who wants to learn the basic of trapping. The author Duane, shares some incredible tips on how to track, trap and hunt your own wild game. Duane is clearly an expert as he is able to catch wild animals with only a sharp folding knife and some string. He recommends some basic survival & tactical gear that everyone should have prior to heading off on a hunting trip.
Although the book can be a touch dry, there really is so much gold within the pages. He has suggestions and tips that I had never heard of, and I am an experienced hunter and tracker. Overall a fantastic read and would recommend it to anyone who is just getting into the sport
Turkey Hunting Tactics!
As the name suggests this little gold mine is all about hunting turkeys. Its an entertaining read with humorous albeit accurate information on how to con a turkey into your traps! It goes into great detail about how the eco-system of turkeys work and why calls work as well as other hunting equipment. Gary, has included everything that will make sure you have a wail of a time on your hunt and more importantly, that it’s a huge success.
I recommend checking out some of the “total hunting manuals.” There is a volume about deer hunting, hunting, guns and general outdoors. Within those pages you can find just about everything you need for a successful weekend hunting.