Make the most of your time in the field Whether heading into the field after a favorite game animal or pursuing a species for the first time, hunters want as much information as possible to make the hunt successful. This book provides tips and techniques for hunting more than 28 species of big game, small game, upland birds, turkeys and waterfowl. More than 300 photos and illustrations discuss choosing a bow or firearm; planning a hunt; scouting; hunting strategies such as still-hunting, stalking, using hunting dogs, driving, flushing and more.
Black bear hunting is growing rapidly across North America, as bear populations continue to rise every year. Hunters looking to join in the action need look no further than The Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting. Containing hundreds of valuable tips, long-time hunter Douglas Boze provides everything that you need to know to be successful this season. Here Boze shares information accumulated from a lifetime of hunting, including: • How to select the best locations for baiting • The best spotting and stalking tactics • The proper shot placement • How to pick guns and loads • The basics of predator calling • How to field dress a bear • And many other trusted tips and tactics With dozens of photographs and diagrams that add to the expertise that Boze provides, The Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting is a must-have for every serious hunter looking to take home a good-sized bear this season. 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.
A comprehensive big-game hunting guide, perfect for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts, with more than 400 photographs, including work by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it—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. This invaluable book includes • recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons • basic and advanced hunting strategies, including spot-and-stalk hunting, ambush hunting, still hunting, drive hunting, and backpack hunting • how to effectively use decoys and calling for big game • how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land, and how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using • how and when to scout hunting locations for maximum effectiveness • basic information on procuring hunting tags, including limited-entry “draw” tags • a species-by-species description of fourteen big-game animals, from their mating rituals and preferred habitats to the best hunting techniques—both firearm and archery—for each species • how to plan and pack for backcountry hunts • instructions on how to break down any big-game animal and transport it from your hunting site • how to butcher your own big-game animals and select the proper cuts for sausages, roasts, and steaks, and how to utilize underappreciated cuts such as ribs and shanks • cooking techniques and recipes, for both outdoor and indoor preparation of wild game
Get in on the hunting method sweeping the nation. The Ultimate Guide to Crossbow Hunting offers everything you need to know about the sport and its gear, from acquiring a bow to hunting popular big game animals. With this book, you will learn how to select a bow, which bolts are best, plus all there is to know about broadheads, scopes, and other gear. Travel with author Joe Byers to Alaska for wild caribou and Africa for the largest of plains game with hunting tips from Michael Waddell, Will Primos, Bill Jordan, and many others. Learn how to grow your own trophy bucks, hunt huge antlers in the suburbs, and outsmart the wiliest of black bears. In The Ultimate Guide to Crossbow Hunting, Joe Byers examines all things crossbow hunting. Other topics covered include: Myths and misconceptions Crossbow safety Sighting for success The best bolt for your bow Black bear how-to And much more. This exhaustive guide provides a look into the history of archery, tips for hunting all types of game, and, of course, advice on buying and using crossbow equipment. With the Ultimate Guide to Crossbow Hunting, you’ll be able to hunt the whole season! 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.
With deer hunting advice from a wide variety of experts, including Leonard Lee Rue, John Weiss, Peter Fiduccia, Kathy Etling, Monte Burch, and Hal Blood, The Ultimate Guide to Deer Hunting Skills, Tactics and Techniques starts from the ground up, giving you a greater insight into the senses and habits of deer in order to better understand how to successfully hunt them. With chapters on anatomy, glands, hearing and eyesight, as well as behavior before, during and after the rut, this Ultimate Guide teaches beginners and experts alike how to hunt her any conditions, with bow, rifle, muzzle loader, and shotgun. Specific tactics such as stand hunting, still hunting, stalking, putting on drives, rattling, and using decoys are all covered. There is no better collection of deer hunting knowledge out there that features such a wide range of topics, tips, and tactics than this comprehensive compendium. 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.
Waterfowling is one of the more challenging forms of hunting. Requiring an intimate knowledge of the quarry in specialized gear—from shotguns and ammo to decoys, calls, blinds, and boats—and taking place in a variety of terrains—from the fields of Manitoba to the flooded timber of Arkansas, it’s the type of sport that gets in your blood and stays there. In The Ultimate Guide to Waterfowl Hunting, all aspects of this sport are covered by three authors who have intimate knowledge of how to hunt ducks and geese successfully. Chapters within this book cover dozens of topics, with special attention devoted to: Identifying the many and various species of waterfowl Methods for decoying and calling in a variety of situations Advice on how to choose the best gear for the situation at hand Theories and practices of retriever training and handling Tips on hunting in different types of weather, from rain and snow to bluebird skies How to choose the correct guns and loading Plus tips on blind placement in water or on land With more than a hundred photographs expertly illuminating the realities of waterfowl hunting, The Ultimate Guide to Waterfowl Hunting is sure to help hunters of all skill levels bag their biggest catches yet.
Traditional archery is spoken in every language, in every culture. Whether you compete in Olympic venues or bowhunt for big game, you participate in a shared history, a tradition of joy and of trial. Archery embodies the philosophy that newer is not always better, that faster does not always win the race, that easier is not always in one's best interest. With the help of The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery, learn to rise to an ancient challenge, and with bow in hand, reconnect with the world around you. The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery offers instructions on all facets of traditional archery, from gear to games, methods to masters, and competition to nostalgia. Interspersed with brief histories and tales from archers present and past, The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery provides detailed explanations of such subjects as building your own arrows, choosing bowstrings, aiming methods, accurate shooting, and practicing safe archery. Traditional archery represents the passion of the simple, the elegance of the pure. The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery proves it is truly a sport for the ages.
The Lost Art of the Sportsman is an exhaustive reference text and a compulsively addictive narrative from the turn of the 1900s. Francis H. Buzzacott would find little in common with the hiker and camper of contemporary times. This is the American frontiersman at his best—no-holds-barred approach to sporting. And while some of the advice and information in The Lost Art of the Sportsman has undoubtedly been replaced with the advent of new technology, what’s surprising is just how much of the book is still essential advice and knowledge for the modern hunter, fisher, and camper. Inside, you’ll learn: • What to bring on a fishing, hunting, or camping trip • Recipes for easy campfire meals • Hunting, fishing, and trapping tips for a variety of animals • How to deal with an emergency in a remote place • Clothing choices for a variety of situations • Tips and secrets for all varieties of firearms Faithfully reproduced exactly how it was originally printed, The Lost Art of the Sportsman comes complete with hundreds of original pieces of line drawings and artwork, a true collector’s edition for hunters, fisherman, and campers alike.
Shotguns: A Comprehensive Guide is Steve Markwith’s second firearms book in the Survival Guns series. This book covers the details of buying, owning, and shooting a shotgun. Steve takes the reader from understanding the many differences between various models, old and new, to detailing chokes, barrels, and shot patterns. He covers essential topics such as cleaning, safety, and training. The information contained within is detailed, covering far more than just the firearm itself, leaving the reader confident in his/her plan to learn the about the gun in a reasoned, logical way. Steve’s decades of experience and no-nonsense writing style makes this book a joy to read. Complemented with many photographs, this is a must-have on the bookshelf of any firearms enthusiast.
For most hunters in North America, taking a bear is incidental to hunting deer. For others, however, challenging a big bruin on its own turf is the purpose of their hunt and may become an obsession. Whether it involves hunting the wary black bear in Maine over bait, chasing a clever black bear trying to avoid a pack of hounds in the Rocky Mountains, sneaking up with a bow on a huge grizzly, placing the crosshairs on a massive brown bear as it exits an ice-cold Alaskan stream, or enduring bitterly cold temperatures and inhospitable hunting conditions while hunting the hunter—the great white polar bear—bear hunting is an adventure only for those of strong heart and mind. In Hunting Bears, Etling covers all aspects of bear hunting and all species of bears to hunt—black, grizzly, brown, and polar. She omits no tactic, strategy, or bear behavior and includes interviews with many of the nation’s most successful bear hunters as well. Between the covers of this book is information that most bear hunters would take a lifetime to amass. If hunting any of the bears found in North America or the world is your dream, you'll want to add Hunting Bears to your outdoor library. It will provide you hours of first-rate reading and will inspire you to bag your trophy bruin.
Stoeger's new 400-page Birder's Bible is a comprehensive guide to the exciting field of birding. In the pages of Birder's Bible you'll find fascinating and informative feature articles by respected experts in the field. Birder's Bible is the most thorough, one-stop source of information on birding with up-to-date specifications and current prices for hundreds of items including bird feeders and feeder accessories, bird food products, birdhouses, birdbaths and ponds, and much more. You'll find a comprehensive listing of birding optics-binoculars, spotting scopes and accessories-and a guide to birding field guides, checklists, life lists, journals, computer software and audio/video products as well. Whether you take to the fields and forests with spotting scope and life list of simply enjoy watching the feeding station in your back yard, you'll find Birder's Bible an indispensable guide, specifically created with the dedicated birder in mind. Key Selling Points Birding is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in North America. Incisive, informative feature articles written by some of the nations leading authorities on birds and birding. Product guide containing information on hundreds of items, ranging from spotting scopes to bird song CDs.
Every year millions of sportsmen and women take to America's fields and forests equipped with some type of shotgun. Millions of others participate annually in shotgun sports such as skeet, trap and sporting clays. In Modern Shotgunning, Dave Henderson gives readers a nuts-and-bolts look at modern shotguns. He explains chokes, stocks, barrels, and optics, as well as cleaning and safety practices. He also discusses how to choose the appropriate shotgun, shotgun games, gun fit, hand loading, and building your own specialty guns. Henderson doesn't write above his readers either, offering plainly written advice based on years of experience in the field and at the range. He writes without boast that in a year he probably shoots more rounds than do most hunters in a lifetime. Neither is Henderson leaning toward the heavy-wallet crowd, for he knows the average hunter may not care for or cannot afford two-thousand-dollar shotguns, souped-up slug guns or optics. He offers tips for the budget-conscious, such as creating a cleaning rod from a soft pine dowel with a bicycle handlebar grip on one end and using Bounty paper towels rolled to bore diameter as a cleaning patch. Modern Shotgunning is ideal for beginners but not to be overlooked by veterans.
The black bear, Ursus americanus, was a creature of legend and mystery among Native Americans. When the first European settlers arrived, it is estimated that two million black bears roamed across North America, but by the early 1900s the bruin had been hunted, trapped, poached, and killed almost to extinction. In many parts of its native range, the black bear had, indeed, disappeared. Today, the black bear has come full circle. It has now returned to much of its native habitats, and about one million are now found across the United States and Canada. In HUNTING AMERICA'S BEAR, the author takes a look at the bruin's relationship with man, its natural history, and what makes it such a popular quarry. Specific chapters take a look at the bear's habitat; where to locate and how to recognize bear sign; baiting; hunting with hounds; the different ways to successfully hunt the bruin; how to select the best rifles and calibers, bows and arrows, handguns, muzzleloaders, and slug guns for hunting this animal; what to expect in bear c& and many other helpful hints. The black bear is a fascinating and challenging big-game animal, and this book will not only help make hunting them more interesting and productive, but will also help develop a better understanding and appreciation for America's bear.
Petersen’s Hunting Guide to Big Game is packed with a wealth of valuable how-to information compiled by the foremost authorities in the sport. A vast range of topics are covered in these articles, including: • How to improve shot placement • Tough hunts • Scouting techniques Dangerous hunts Packing meat the right way • And More Improve your chances for success this season with tips and tactics for hunting bears, moose, antelope, bighorn sheep, mule deer, predators, and much more written by experts such as Mike Schoby, Craig Boddington, and Joseph von Benedikt. Petersen’s Hunting Guide to Big Game is an essential resource for all hunters, whether they're just starting out or have years of experience under their belts. 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.
Naturalist and long-time turkey hunter Jay Langston brings years of hard-won experience gained in the study and pursuit of Melea-gris gallopavo--the extraordinary American wild turkey--to the pages of the Turkey Hunter's Tool Kit. This, the first book in a planned three volume set, is a primer on the use of the "tools of the trade, " and a guide, not only to the practical use of a turkey hunter's gun and load, but to their ethical employment as well. Approximately 2.6 million turkey hunters pursue these elusive birds in the spring or fall in 49 states. The sport of turkey hunting has the second-highest number of participants and is the fastest-growing form of hunting today. Pursuing these wily birds calls for the ultimate in woodcraft, skill and wise use of equipment. Turkey Hunter's Tool Kit provides both the novice and seasoned turkey hunter with a fair measure of technical insight blended with strong anecdotal presentation of experience earned through days spent afield.
Expert bowhunter Roger Maynard gives an in-depth look at what it takes to be successful in the hunt for game. Maynard explains it all based on his vast experience and from the advice of bowhunters and bow makers he has met over his 30-plus years of hunting.