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Complete Guide to Hunting: Basic Techniques for Gun & Bow Hunters

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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; ...

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Complete Guide to Hunting: Basic Techniques for Gun & Bow Hunters

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589233737
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 7/7/2008
  • Series: Complete Hunter Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 321,341
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Gary Lewis (Bend, OR) is an award-winning outdoor writer who has hunted and fished for more than two decades. He has authored six books and his work has appeared in numerous national and regional publications.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
All about Wild Game     6
Three Senses     8
Wildlife Habitat     12
Hunting Skills and Equipment     20
The Hunting Rifle     22
Rifle Ammunition     24
Sights     26
Sighting in Your Rifle     28
Shooting a Rifle     30
Shotguns     32
Bowhunting     35
Muzzleloaders     40
Hunting Safety     42
Hunting Strategies     44
Scouting for Game     46
Still-hunting     48
Stand-hunting     49
Stalking     50
Driving     52
Flushing     53
Hunting Dogs     54
Float-hunting     55
How to Find Downed Game     56
Hunting Big Game     58
White-tailed Deer     60
Mule Deer     68
Black-tailed Deer     71
Elk     74
Moose     78
Pronghorn     80
Black Bear     82
Wild Boar     84
Hunting Small Game     86
Cottontail Rabbit     88
Jackrabbit     92
Snowshoe Hare     93
Gray Squirrel     94
Fox Squirrel     95
Prairie Dog     99
Ground Squirrel     100
Raccoon     101
Coyote     103
Hunting Upland Game Birds     106
Ring-necked Pheasant     108
Bobwhite Quail     114
California Quail     117
Gambel's Quail     118
Mountain Quail     119
Scaled Quail     120
Ruffed Grouse     121
Sharp-tailed Grouse     124
Sage Grouse     125
Chukar Partridge     126
Hungarian Partridge     127
Wild Turkey     128
Mourning Dove     135
Woodcock     137
Hunting Waterfowl     138
Puddle Ducks     142
Diving Ducks     146
Geese     149
Index     155
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