Manual for Successful Hunters: Why 10% of the Hunters Harvest 90% of the Game

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963986917
  • Publisher: Northern Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 399
  • Sales rank: 1,476,623

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 10
Introduction 11
Part I. The Basis of Success Is Education
Chapter 1. Becoming an Educated Hunter 13
Hunter Education
Past Successes and Future Prospects for Hunting
Chapter 2. Wildlife Management 19
Basic Concepts of Management
Effective Management
Chapter 3. Responsibilities & Ethics 25
Part II. The Hunter
Chapter 4. Physical Conditioning 27
Conditioning Strategy
Cardiorespiratory Conditioning
Flexibility and Agility
Pain, Injuries, & Therapy
You Are What You Eat
The Real World
Chapter 5. Nutrition for the Hunter 43
Nutrient Types
A Balanced Diet
Eating Habits
An Eating Strategy for Hunters
Chapter 6. Water & the Hunter 53
A Hunter's Water Needs
Water Quality
Section III. Vital Skills
Chapter 7. First Aid 57
Broken Bones & Sprains
Heart Attack
Heat of Sun Stroke
Insect Bites
Neck & Head Injuries
Chapter 8. Survival 61
Preparation and Confidence
Staying Warm and Dry
Heat Transfer
Chapter 9. Camping 77
Site Selection
Setting up the Tent
Knots to Know
Chapter 10. Photography 85
Subjects to Photograph
Hunting Cameras and Film
Section IV. Hunting Gear & Food
Chapter 11. Knives & Saws 91
Sharpening Tools
Knife-Sharpening Procedure
Axes, Hatchets & Mauls
Chapter 12. Clothing 101
Heat Retention
Other Clothing Considerations
Waterproof Fabrics
Clothing Selection
Chapter 13. Footwear 117
Selection of Footwear
The Right Fit
Break-in Process
Field Care of Footwear
An Effective Sock Strategy
Foot Medicine
Chapter 14. Camping & Other Gear 127
Tough Fabrics for Gear
Sleeping Bag, Pads and Cots
Stoves and Cooking Gear
Map and Compass
Packs and Duffels
Miscellaneous Gear
Hunter's Checklist
Chapter 15. Food 155
Basic Considerations for Selecting Food
Suitable Hunting Foods
Section V. Firearms & Optics
Chapter 16. Firearms 165
Practice, Practice, Practice...
Chapter 17. Firearm Safety 175
Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety
Chapter 18. Firearm Care & Maintenance 179
The Enemies of Guns
Cleaning for Home Storage
Field Use
Chapter 19. Ballistics for the Hunter 187
Ballistics Tables
Ballistics Concepts
Chapter 20. Range Estimation 197
Methods of Estimation
Factors Affecting Accuracy
Chapter 21. Optics 205
Basic Characteristics of all Good Optics
Rifle Scopes
Section VI. Animals & Their Senses
Chapter 22. Game Behavior 211
Behavior Patterns
Daily and Seasonal Movements
Weather and Climate Influences
Behavior During the Mating Season
Effects of Hunting Pressure
Chapter 23. Game Senses: Sight, Smell & Hearing 225
Sensory Acuteness
Section VII. The Hunt
Chapter 24. Tracking Skills 239
Reading Tracks
Track Illustrations
Chapter 25. Scouting & Locating Game 247
"Paper" Scouting
Preseason Scouting
Common Signs
In-Season Scouting
Chapter 26. Planning the Hunt 261
Plan Early
Timing of the Hunt
Guides and Outfitters
Chapter 27. Hunting Techniques 269
Choosing the Appropriate Technique
Hunting Methods Commonly Used
Spot & Stalk Hunting
Chapter 28. Bowhunting 313
Bowhunting Gear
Hunting Considerations
Chapter 29. Field-Judging Game Animals 329
The Clubs Behind the Record Books
Principles of Judging
An In-Depth Analysis
Chapter 30. Shooting at Game 341
How to Shoot at Game
Where to Shoot
When to Shoot
Chapter 31. Recovering Game 355
The Hunter's Response after the Shot
When to Start Tracking Wounded Game
Tracking and Reading Sign of Wounded Game
Approaching Downed Game
Chapter 32. Care of Game Meat 369
Plan Ahead
Prepare to Clean
Cleaning the Animal
Meat Care in the Field
Aging, Preserving & Cooking
Chapter 33. Trophy Care 385
Basics of Trophy Care
Trophy Desired
Home Care
Chapter 34. Memories 393
Bibliography 396
Catalog of Goods and Services 398
Guiding Services
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