It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It: Misadventures of a Suburban Hunter-Gatherer
Manufacturer: Grove Press
Â“Mr. Heavey takes us back to the joysÂ—and occasional pitfallsÂ—of the humble edibles around us, and his conclusions ring true.â€Â—Wall Street JournalLongtime Field & Stream contributor Bill Heavey has become the magazineâ€™s most popular voice by writing for sportsmen with more enthusiasm than skill. In his first full-length book, Heavey chronicles his attempts to Â“eat wild,â€ seeing how much of his own food he can hunt, fish, grow, and forage.But Heavey is not your typical hunter-gatherer. Living inside the D.C. Beltway, and a single dad to a twelve-year-old daughter with an aversion to Â“nature food,â€ heâ€™s almost completely ignorant of gardening and foraging. Incensed at the squirrels destroying his tomatoes, he is driven to rodent murderÂ—by arrow. Along the way, Heavey is guided by a number of unlikely teachers, from the eccentric Paula, who runs an under-the-table bait business, to Michelle, an attractive single mom unselfconsciously devoted to eating locally. To the delight of his readers and the embarrassment of his daughter, he suffers blood loss, humiliation, and learns, as he puts it, that Â“Â‘edibleâ€™ is not to be confused with Â‘tasty.â€™â€
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
Brand: Brand: Simon Schuster
Patrick F. McManus's gently comic stories about outdoor life have earned him millions of fans worldwide. With Kerplunk!, McManus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy of Mark Twain.In these tall tales, McManus and his buddies learn how not to net a fish, why you should never get your hair cut by someone who's mad at you, what to do when a deer wanders into camp but your sleeping bag has frozen shut, and how to avoid bird-dog flatulence. Traveling the highways and byways of the Pacific Northwest, the delightful backcountry characters of Kerplunk! understand how a life of hunting and fishing -- and its inherent potential for misadventure -- can resonate with larger meaning. McManus's characters know exactly why it costs $500 to make a fly lure that retails for $2; why installing a boat trailer hookup can lead to divorce; and, most important, why you should always listen for the sound of your fishing line hitting the water -- because in life as it is in fishing, you don't know you're in the water until you hear the kerplunk! These wry, curmudgeonly tales appeal to real outdoorsmen and the armchair variety alike. Often nostalgic, occasionally philosophical, and always funny, the stories in Kerplunk! reaffirm Patrick F. McManus's reputation as an American classic.
A book to transform the performance of all clay shooters Proven tournament techniques Written by one of the world's leading instructors Breaking Clays is a comprehensive and practical book that presents in- depth advice and instruction for shooters of all disciplines. Beginning with the basics and advancing to proven tournament techniques, the book is packed with invaluable tips on how to break more clays in your chosen game.Chris Batha has worked with some of the top competitors and shooting coaches in the world today. While every top shot has his own approach to shooting and teaching, Chris recognizes that what works for one person will not necessarily work for another. This clear and concise book offers a distillation of the best tips and techniques that really work to improve your scores and give you the knowledge to develop to your full shooting potential.
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl
Manufacturer: Spiegel & Grau
Brand: Spiegel Grau
A comprehensive small game hunting guide for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts, with photography by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner Â Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to huntingâ€”from hunting wild game to butchering and cooking itâ€”the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well. Â This invaluable book includes â€¢ recommendations on what equipment you will needâ€”and what you can do withoutâ€”from footwear to cutlery to camping gear to weapons â€¢ basic and advanced hunting strategies for all North American small game, including drive techniques, solo and group hunting, ambush hunting, the use of hunting dogs, and techniques for decoying and calling â€¢ how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land; how to locate areas that other hunters arenâ€™t using; and how to make competition work in your favor â€¢ detailed sections on furred small game, upland birds, and waterfowl, covering the biology and best hunting methods for a total of thirty small game speciesÂ â€¢ comprehensive information about hunting wild turkeys in both the spring and fall seasons â€¢ how to master the arts of wingshooting and rifle marksmanship, and detailed information about shot placement, ammunition selection, and field maintenance of firearms and archery equipment â€¢ instructions on how to field dress and butcher your own small game animals for a variety of preparations â€¢ techniques and recipes for both indoor and outdoor wild game cooking
Manufacturer: Krause Publications
Brand: Books Americana
Retrievers are the most popular dog breed in America and Tom Dokken is the most respected name in the retriever training field. Using proven tips, readers can field train their dog in just minutes a day and bring new levels of fun and excitement to the hunt. Dogs will love the challenge and owners will marvel at the quick results.
Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world's most dangerous big-game animals. After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoritative accounts of hunting the five most dangerous killers on the African continent-- lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros.The classic big-game animals are unmatched as a test of a hunter's skill and courage. With a command of exciting prose, Capstick brings us along on the chase. The warning snarl of a crouching lion, the swish of grass that reveals a leopard, the enraged scream of a wounded elephant, the cloud of dust that marks a herd of Cape buffalo, the earthshaking charge of a rhino are recreated in heart-stopping, nerve-racking detail. In Death in the Dark Continent, Capstick brings to life all the suspense, fear and exhilaration of stalking ferocious killers under primitive, savage conditions, with the ever present threat of death.
A classic gunsmithing book reprinted in a new hardcover series format Roy F. Dunlap's classic book on making and repairing guns is reprinted here as part of Stackpole's Classic Gun Book series. Dunlap shows the skilled gunsmith how to produce professional-quality work in every phase of gunwork; included are instructions on working with metals, chamber and barrel work, and designing and crafting gunstocks. Dunlap's detailed instructions are illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs of a variety of firearms.
Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time
Manufacturer: Da Capo Lifelong Books
What happens when a classically-trained New York chef and fearless omnivore heads out of the city and into the wild to track down the ingredients for her meals? After abandoning Wall Street to embrace her lifelong love of cooking, Georgia Pellegrini comes face to face with her first kill. From honoring that first turkey to realizing that the only way we truly know where our meat comes from is if we hunt it ourselves, Pellegrini embarks on a wild ride into the real world of local, organic, and sustainable food.Â Teaming up with veteran hunters, she travÂels over field and stream in search of the main courseâ€”from quail to venison and wild boar, from elk to javelina and squirrel. Pellegriniâ€™s road trip careens from the back of an ATV chasing wild hogs along the banks of the Mississippi to a dove hunt with beer and barbeque, to the birthplace of the Delta Blues. Along the way, she meets an array of unexpected charactersâ€”from the Commish, a venerated lifelong hunter, to the lawyer-by day, duck-hunting-Bayou-philosopher at dawnâ€”who offer surprising lessons about food and life. Pellegrini also discovers the dangerous underbelly of hunting when an outing turns illegalâ€”and dangerous.Â More than a food-laden hunting narrative, Girl Hunteralso teaches you how to be a self-sufficient eater. Each chapter offers recipes for finger-licking dishes like:wild turkey and oyster stewstuffed quailpheasant taginevenison sausagefundamental stocks, brines, sauces, and rubssuggestions for interchanging proteins within each recipeEach dish, like each story, is an adventure from beginÂning to end.Â An inspiring, illuminating, and often funny jourÂney into unexplored territories of haute cuisine, Girl Hunter captures the joy of rolling up your sleeves and getting to the heart of where the food you eat comes from. Amazon Best Books of the Month, December 2011: Through geographically and gastronomically diverse essays, professional chef Georgia Pellegrini gives a voice to something that's been...
In this entertaining collection of stories, Clay Hayes takes readers on adventures across the country. From the mysteries of the southern swamps, to the rugged mountains of central Idaho, Clay brings woodsmanship, and a fascination with nature, to the forefront. His enthusiasm and dedication to the hunt is evident as he reminds us that itâ€™s more about the journey than the destination; more about the effort than the inches.