Using Topographic Maps to Find Deer Topographic maps and aerial photos can lead you right to the biggest bucks you've ever seen. You just have to know how to use them. Brad Herndon takes the mystery out of finding deer with maps. Through years of dedicated hunting and careful study of maps and photos, Herndon has perfected the use of maps to find the routes deer travel. And once you know where the deer will be headed you can establish the perfect ambush site. Maps are often the forgotten link in scouting prime deer habitat. Yet because they show you all the hills, gullies, rivers and ridges, you can learn the lay of the land without walking mile after unproductive mile. Maps won't eliminate the need to get in the woods, but they will tell the best places to start your search for the buck of your dreams. Herndon also shows hunters how to use the latest Internet and computer technology to personalize any map. Mark your stand locations, the locations of deer sign, even note the best possible wind direction to make your hunt a success. If you hunt deer, let Mapping Trophy Bucks lead you right to where the big boys hide. The rest is up to you.
Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass, former big-game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of the past, in Death in the Silent Places. With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of hunting men like Colonel J.H. Patterson and Colonel Jim Corbett, who stalked legendary man-eaters through the silent darkness on opposite sides of the world; men like Karamojo Bell, acknowledged as the greatest elephant hunter of all time; men like the valiant Sasha Siemel, who tracked killer jaguars though the Matto Grosso armed only with a spear. With an authenticity gained by having shared the experiences he writes of, Peter Capstick eloquently recreates the acrid taste of terror in the mouth of a man whose gun has jammed as a lion begins his charge, the exhilaration of tracking and finding a long-sought prey, the bravery and even nobility of performing under circumstances of primitive and savage stress, with death all around in the silent places of the wilderness.
Shooterâ€™s Bible, 106th Edition: The World's Bestselling Firearms Reference
Manufacturer: Skyhorse Publishing
Brand: Jay Cassell
With over seven million copies sold, this is the must-have reference book for gun collectors and firearm enthusiasts of all ages.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 106th 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.
From Field & Stream magazineâ€™s deer-hunting experts, the authors of the Whitetail 365 blog on fieldandstream.com demystify everything the modern hunter needs to know. For bow-hunters, traditional rifle-shooters, shotgun and muzzleloader hunters, and more, this is the one book you need to get the buck of your dreams.Whether you spend all year plotting and preparing for your ultimate whitetail season, or just enjoy a few hunting trips a year with your buddies, this is the book you need. Hundreds of field-tested tips from Field & Streamâ€™s deer-hunting experts cover tips and tricks from Americaâ€™s best hunting guides and their own decades of experience, including: SHOOT BETTER With detailed exercises and advice for bow-hunters as well as rifle and shotgun users, this book takes you out on the range and into the woods, with what you need to bring home a trophy buck instead of a lame excuse. PLAN ALL YEAR What do you do when deer season ends? Stow your gear, mount your trophies, and start planning for next year. Hereâ€™s how to plot your hunting grounds, plant the food deer love, and upgrade your equipment. TRACK LIKE A PRO Where do deer live? What do they eat? How do they behave during the all-importnant rut season? You may think you know the answers to these questions, but the latest research and unusual historical wisdom will surprise youâ€”and make you a better hunter. Selected chapters include: -Get a Grip on Deer Senses -Track the Rut -Break Down Your Deer Season -Be a Mountain Man -Learn 5 Lockdown Secrets -Field Dress a Buck in Minutes -Analyze Whitetail Anatomy
Easy-to-understand instruction for traditional archery Covers both target shooting and bowhunting Includes the author's exclusive tiered training program for instinctive shooting with in-depth advice on selecting bows, arrows, and accessories The popularity of traditional archery has exploded in recent years, and this handy, readable guide serves as the perfect introduction for anyone looking to break into the sport. From selecting arrow shafts to refining your form to entering your first tournament, it explains in straightforward, no-nonsense prose how to get started. Whether you've never shot an arrow or are making the move from compound bows, you're certain to benefit from the author's time-tested training program for instinctive shooting, which develops a foundation of shooting skill through repetition.
Sporting Dog and Retriever Training: The Wildrose Way: Raising a Gentleman's Gundog for Home and Field
A comprehensive guide to transforming your dog into a valuable wing-shooting companion in the field and at home. Created by Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels, the Wildrose Way is a unique, low-force, positive training method that is field-proven for upland and waterfowl gundogs. The training prepares dogs for versatilityâ€”any game, any terrain, any destinationâ€”and makes them desirable companions for any situation.Now, for the first time, Stewartâ€™s methods are compiled in one indispensable reference book, fully illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Containing chapters on establishing essential behaviors, the core skills of the hunting retriever, and waterdog finishing work, as well as sidebars on such topics as breed selection and effective canine leadership, this step-by-step book is designed specifically for wing-shooters who want to transform their pup into a gentlemanâ€™s gundog.
The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food (Beginner's Guide To... (Storey))
Manufacturer: Storey Publishing, LLC
Hunting deer is the most inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to acquire organic, grass-fed meat. In this thorough primer, perfect for those whoâ€™ve never hunted before, Jackson Landers explains how to supplement your food supply with venison taken near your home. From choosing the correct rifle and ammunition to field dressing, butchering, and proper safety measures, Landers takes you through every step of the process and encourages a gentle, practical approach to the psychology and politics of hunting.
Have you ever dreamt of heading out West to chase elk? Or maybe youâ€™ve been hunting elk without as much luck as youâ€™d like to have. With twenty-plus years of elk hunting experience, learning the hard way how to ensure success each season, my goal is to help the new hunter shorten that learning curve. Do you understand preference points, know what a location bugle is, and have a Plan A, B and C in place for any elk hunting encounter? While itâ€™s impossible to cover every detail that makes for a successful hunt, this book gives you to tools to understand the basics and the resources to further your elk education.
With Absolutely Positively Gundog Training, Milner has taken the latest scientific research into how dogs learn and combined it with his own vast experience and commonsense training methods. The result is an approach that is as effective as it is easy. For the hunter who wants a calm, steady, and obedient retriever, there's no better training method. This book provides everything needed for you to turn out a sporting dog that excels at life. Whether you want your dog to be a gundog, a water dog, a shed dog, an upland dog, a deer tracker or a fishing companion, this book charts the course Every other page exclaims, â€œThat makes perfect senseâ€. Milner debunks a number of groundless myths and counter-productive training practices that proliferate in todayâ€™s sporting dog culture. A big divide exists today in the gundog sector in America. The opposing views are tradition-based compulsion training versus the science-based positive training model derived from B.F. Skinnerâ€™s operant conditioning theory. Robert Milnerâ€™s new book bridges that gap. Milner brings to the table vast experience in both training methods. He has trained over two thousand gundogs with traditional compulsion and has trained several hundred gundogs with a positive training model. He pronounces the positive model a definitive winner. His new book covers all the bases for a beginning gundog trainer. Milner covers the dogâ€™s history and domestication as it relates to training. He shows you how the dog perceives the world, how the dog communicates, and how he learns. Big surprises await some readers. Milner cites many examples of recent dog research that upend traditional training theories. This book gives the reader a simple roadmap to success in producing a gundog that is extremely well-mannered, a persistent hunter and very responsive on whistle stops and hand signals. The simplicity of the training model will be a pleasant surprise to many new trainers. Most importantly, Milnerâ€™s training model is fun f...
A Landmark Book from the Master Whitetail Hunter! In one monumental volume, the acknowledged master of white-tail deer hunting, Charlie Alsheimer, shares a lifetime of experience about the animal he knows and loves so well. Brilliantly illustrated with the author's award-winning photography, Strategies for Whitetails explains not only how to harvest bragging-rights bucks, but how to cultivate land sensibly to produce a trophy herd. Whether you're working on your first deer or your fiftieth, Strategies for Whitetails is a must-have guide.