Ben Lilly left behind enough writings to fill a book - and this is it! It includes Ben's hunting diaries, his chapters on bears and lions, magazine articles, an interview, and personal letters. Plus over 30 photos of Ben Lilly, many never before published. Known as "the last of the mountain men," Ben grew to legendary status in both the Old South and in the Great Southwest. With careful, well researched annotations by editor Neil Carmony, "Ben Lilly's Tales" does much to separate the truth of Ben Lilly the man and hunter from the Lilly legend. This book will be primary source material for anyone interested in one of the great characters of Southern history, Western history, and the history of those hunters who have followed big game with hounds.
Archery conjures up many imagesâ€•Robin Hood, the American West, wild safaris in Africa, and the simplicity of nature on a brisk October morning. Howard Hill brings to life all of these images with exciting stories about the thrill of the hunt, oneness with nature, and the adventure of the great outdoors. Hunting the Hard Way, considered by many to be the most sought-after archery title, is now back in print and full of the thrilling escapades of a bow and arrow purist.
The essential record book for firearm dealers and collectors.Designed with the specific requirements of firearm dealers, collectors, and buyers in mind, Skyhorse Publishingâ€™s Firearms Acquisition and Disposition Record Book is the perfect log for tracking firearm purchases and sales. Approved by the ATF, the log satisfies the ATF requirement that firearm dealers keep a bound book recording their firearm acquisitions and gives enough space for each entry to be logged neatly and correctly, making it easy to read and easy to record. The log gives space for the caliber of firearm, serial number, price, and manufacturer, among other basic information, for both firearm acquisitions and dispositions. Also included is a space for the National Criminal Instant Background Check System, or NCIS, number, something that you wonâ€™t find in other log books.With space for over one thousand entries and professionally done with hardbound covers and lots of entry space, this book is durable enough to be the long-lasting log that suits any firearm dealer, from large retailers to smaller dealers. Protect yourself and your shop by putting your trust in Skyhorseâ€™s Firearms Acquisition and Disposition Record Book.Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Falconer's Apprentice (The Falconerâ€™s Apprentice Series)
Manufacturer: EagleWing Publishing
A Falconer's Guide to Training the Passage Red-tailed Hawk. A book for apprentice falconers wanting to know the basics of becoming a falconer. Shows a beginner falconer a step-by-step approach how to train a wild caught hawk to hunt; hawks are not pets. This is one of the most popular and widely referenced books on falconry focused on the falconry apprentice. The author is a licensed master falconer with over forty years of falconry experience - the vast majority of it spent in the pleasant company of passage red-tailed hawks.
Over the last 21 plus years I have had the opportunity to measure some of the greatest bucks ever felled by hunters. Within this volume you will be able to read about the harvest of many 200 plus inch deer taken across the great U.S.A. Check out the story of â€˜The Living Room Buckâ€™ that graces the cover. And the search for the Ryan Stolz 286+ inch Iowa buck. Then there is one about a Louisiana man that drove to Illinois to tag a 223+ monster with his compound bow! Relive the story of Mike McCabeâ€™s 220 inch Ohio buck and what he went through to reclaim his prize from another hunter. Then follow up with the story of the Canada hunt which left him paralyzed from the chest down for the rest of his life, a terrifying yet true account of his tragic tree stand failure. They are all here including 30 additional great hunts for Americaâ€™s favorite big game animal, the whitetail deer.
Badges, Bears, and Eagles: The True Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden
Manufacturer: Coffeetown Press
2013 "Book of the Year" finalistÂ --ForeWord Reviews Over his thirty-year career as a wildlife protection officer for the California Department of Fish and Game, Steve Callan and his longtime working partner, Dave Szody, conducted some of the most fascinating, complex and highly successful wildlife investigations in California history.Â Callan also collected a wealth of true stories--action-packed, suspenseful and often humorous. In Badges, Bears and Eagles, Steve provides a vivid first-person account of his adventures. The author and his colleagues outsmart game hogs, thwart fish thieves, and foil outlaws with names like "Squeaky." Steve is even stalked by African lions and mauled by a five-hundred pound Bengal tiger. One of the most important cases of his career begins with a slain bald eagle dropped on the doorstep of the Fish and Game office, along with a note threatening the life of a fellow warden. A decade later, Steve and Dave conduct the investigation of their lives, uncovering a statewide criminal conspiracy to kill California black bears for their valuable gall bladders. It's not all about catching bad guys--in "Saving Lake Mathews," Steve chronicles how he helped save a beloved wildlife sanctuary from development.
"I don't regard nature as a spectator sport." -Ed Zern, 1985 Hunting is a serious business-but it's also about camaraderie, achievements and failures, seeing new places, and revisiting cherished ones. The true stories here feature a variety of game, in locations that range from high Yukon Territory mountain peaks to lowland swamps off of Mobile Bay, Alabama. This is an indispensable volume for all lovers and students of the natural world. If your definition of home includes fields and marshes, creeks and river bottoms, plains and mountains, consider this required reading. If the captivating smile of a young Hemingway crouched over a lion isn't enough to pull you inside the covers of The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, the remarkable prose you'll find throughout its pages will. Its target is serious writing, and it bags some powerful literary prey. Lamar Underwood, long an editor at Sports Afield and Outdoors, has assembled a stellar collection from the pens of Hemingway (naturally), Faulkner, Turgenev, Thomas McGuane, Vance Bourjaily, Patrick O'Brian, Robert Ruark, and Teddy Roosevelt, all of whose prose hunts for big answers as well as big game. While clearly addressed to the fraternity of hunters, the essays and stories in this collection transcend the boundaries of the field. McGuane, writing passionately about how the hunt for food defines who we are in "The Heart of the Game," observes, as Sitting Bull did before him, "when the buffalo are gone, we will hunt mice, for we are hunters and we want our freedom." Hemingway, in "Remembering Shooting-Flying," an Esquire column from 1935, keeps world affairs in perspective when he wonders "how the snipe fly in Russia now and whether shooting pheasants is counter-revolutionary." "The Forest and the Steppe" is one of Turgenev's evocative "Hunter's Sketches"; evocative also defines "Mister Howard Was a Real Gent," one of Ruark's marvelous "Old Man and the Boy" contributions to Field & Stream. Given the overall subject, there is plenty of sporting drama throughou...
Shooter?s Bible, 107th Edition: The Worldâ€™s Bestselling Firearms Reference
Manufacturer: Skyhorse Publishing
Published annually for more than eighty years, the Shooterâ€™s Bible is the most comprehensive and sought-after reference guide for new firearms and their specifications, as well as for thousands of guns that have been in production and are currently on the market. Nearly every firearms manufacturer in the world is included in this renowned compendium. The 107th edition also contains new and existing product sections on ammunition, optics, and accessories, plus newly updated handgun and rifle ballistic tables along with extensive charts of currently available bullets and projectiles for handloading.With a timely feature on the newest products on the market, and complete with color and black-and-white photographs featuring various makes and models of firearms and equipment, the Shooterâ€™s Bible is an essential authority for any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast.Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.