If you are like most hunters, you probably relish the thought of hunting dangerous game. It’s high adventure, challenge, terror, glamour, all rolled into one face-to-face encounter. Make no mistakeyou will also experience fear. Your mouth will run dry, your knees will feel weak, and your hands will shake. You are hunting animals that can hurt and even kill you.
These are the stories of hunters and dangerous animals they have channeled. Some hunters did not fare well when it came to that final encounter, but that is what happens when you hunt game that gives no quarter. These tales, dating from the time of Teddy Roosevelt, relate adventures in Alaska, Africa, Malay, Mexico, and other places across the globe. After reading these stories, you will know how it feels to track down a rogue elephant, survive a grizzly attack, face a charging buffalo, and drive an arrow into a brown bear at twenty feet. These classic tales will be sure to make you a bit more apprehensive next time you are in the deep woods.
About the Author
Vin T. Sparano has been an outdoor editor and writer for more than fifty years. He is editor emeritus of Outdoor Life magazine, having served as editor in chief from 1990 to 1995, and previously as the executive editor for more than ten years. Sparano’s work in the field includes numerous articles and syndicated feature writing for USA Today and Gannett newspapers. He has written and edited eighteen books, including Tales of Woods and Waters and Classic Hunting Tales. He is a former president of the New York Metropolitan Outdoor Press Association and a heritage member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association. Sparano lives in Waretown, New Jersey.