Classic Hunting Tales: Timeless Stories about the Great Outdoors

Classic Hunting Tales: Timeless Stories about the Great Outdoors

by Vin T. Sparano (Editor)


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No matter when and where it’s done, the love—and dangers—of hunting will always remain.

For more than forty million Americans who hunt, here is the ideal companion. Vincent T. Sparano, a lifelong devotee of hunting stories—and himself a hunter—presents these timeless tales, each a thrilling account of man and beast.

Twenty-five stories reveal the adventure, the spirit, the fear, and the danger involved in hunting—from the truly terrifying “The Croc That Wouldn’t Die” to the nearly unbelievable “Nightmare Hunt,” in which a hunter is mauled by bears, and survives. There are tales of tigers and rams, of deer and cougars. There is the classic story of a moose hunt in the wilds of Alaska in 1897.

But another side to hunting is also here—the camaraderie, the friendship, and the responsibility of one hunter for another. Throughout the book runs a constant theme: the loyalty of men sharing a common goal. And within that framework is another loyalty of the hunter and his dog. No collection of hunting stories would be complete without a selection that skillfully and touchingly portrays the feelings between human and animal. And no story reveals it with more dignity than “Nat’s Dog.”

A full collection covering the range of stories and experiences of hunters, Classic Hunting Tales gives keen insight to the outdoors and all who dwell there.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634502993
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 403,737
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Vin T. Sparano has been an outdoor editor and writer for more than 50 years. He is Editor Emeritus of Outdoor Life magazine, having served as Editor-in-Chief from 1990–1995 and previously as the Executive Editor for more than 10 years. Sparano lives in Waretown, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction Vin T. Sparano ix

1 The Road to Tinkhamtown Corey Ford 1

2 A Tiger Has Killed Jack O'Connor 8

3 The Chadwick Ram L. S. Chadwick 18

4 Lingering Greatness Floyd A. Baker 24

5 Red-Letter Days in British Columbia Lieutenant Townsend Whelen 29

6 Nightmare Hunt Rollin Braden as told to Marguerite Reiss 40

7 The Croc That Wouldn't Die Jim Carmichel 48

8 The Hunting Lesson Patrick F. McManus 60

9 I'm Afraid of M'Bogo Robert Ruark 65

10 The Warwick Woodlands Frank Forester 79

11 God Bless the Running Deer Robert Elman 112

12 The Lion-His Majesty and King Baron Bror Von Buxen-Finecke 131

13 Nat's Dog Joan Tyler Fairbanks 140

14 Nervous Breakdown Gordon MacQuarrle 146

15 Killer Couger of the Chisos Larry Mueller 155

16 The Spotted Devil of Gummalapur Kenneth Douglas Stuart Anderson 163

17 The Wolf and I Eric Collier 174

18 Hard Choice Jim Berlin 185

19 A Natural Notion David Seybold 194

20 The Cohutta Gobbler Charlie Elliott 205

21 A Moose Hunt in Alaska-1897 Dale Deweese 214

22 Between Life and Death Ben East 220

23 Ten Terrible Days Elwyn (BUD) Myers 231

24 First Grizzlies With a Bow Saxton Pope 243

25 Bobs of the Bayou Bank Nash Buckingham 267

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