Classic Hunting Stories: Sixteen Compelling Tales from Field and Forest

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For hunters, listening to the accounts of kindred spirits recalling the drama and action that go with good days afield ranks among life's most pleasurable activities. Here, then, are some of the best hunting tales ever written, stories that sweep from charging elephants in the African bush to mountain goats in the mountain crags of the Rockies, from the gallant bird dogs of the Southern pinelands to the great Western hunts of Theodore Roosevelt.

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For hunters, listening to the accounts of kindred spirits recalling the drama and action that go with good days afield ranks among life's most pleasurable activities. Here, then, are some of the best hunting tales ever written, stories that sweep from charging elephants in the African bush to mountain goats in the mountain crags of the Rockies, from the gallant bird dogs of the Southern pinelands to the great Western hunts of Theodore Roosevelt.

There are 20 stories in this collection, and they capture the very soul of hunting. Included, among others, are:

A Tale of Three Lions by H. Rider Haggard--Elephant Friends and Foes by Carl E. Akeley--The Mountain Goat at Home by William T. Hornaday, Sc.D.--Old Tantrybogus by Ben Ames Williams--Buffalo Hunt On the Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman--The Forest and the Steppe by Ivan Turgenev--Bear Hunting in the Smokies by Horace Kephart--The Alaskan Grizzly by Harold McCracken--The Plural of Moose Is Mise by Irvin S. Cobb--The Warwick Woodlands by Frank Forester--Red Letter Days in British Columbia by Lieutenant Townsend Whelen--Bob White, Down 't Aberdeen by Nash Buckingham--Brant Shooting on Great South Bay by Edwin Main Post--That Twenty-Five Pound Gobbler by Archibald Rutledge--Journal of a Trapper by Osborne Russell--Hunting Trips of a Ranchman by Theodore Roosevelt

Settle into an armchair, and let the expedition begin.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592280575
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Classic
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 4.48 (w) x 7.23 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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Lamar Underwood is the former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life and is presently the editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York. Underwood has edited a number of books for the Lyons Press, including The Quotable Solider, Whitetail Tactics of the Pros, Bowhunting Tactics of the Pros, and Into The Backing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction IX
The Hunt for the Man-Eaters of Tsavo 1
An Elk Hunt at Two-Ocean pass 55
De Shootin'est Gent'man 87
That Twenty-Five--Pound Gobbler 101
Tige's Lion 115
Red Letter Days in British Columbia 129
The Alaskan Grizzly 151
The Plural of Moose is Mise 171
Brant Shooting on Great South Bay 197
Some Tiger Stories 207
Bear Hunting in the Smokies 239
The Forest and the Steppe 265
Bob White, Down 't Aberdeen 277
Hunting on the Oregon Trail 293
The Mountain Goat at Home 329
The Quest of the Ptarmigan 367
Sources 381
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