Reading Hunting, the Way it Was is like lingering around a campfire 50 miles deep in the Snag River country, or at Wolf Lake, and hearing the fascinating and entertaining stories told by Bud and LeNora about hunting in Alaska's bygone era. It is the true tales about one of Alaska's best fair-chase guides, of horse-wranglers and assistant guides, and of pilots who flew clients in their fragile Super Cubs to the frozen arctic for polar bear and to the windy Alaska Peninsula for the big browns -- and all the other big game Alaska had to offer brave hunters. Hunting, the Way it Was, is more than an Alaskan big game guide's story -- it's LeNora Conkle's biography as well. She was there -- This is her story, and Bud's. These are not the flowered up narratives of a professional journalist, but the true tales of two amazing Alaskans and what they did for a living. This is the story of hunting in Alaska, the way it was, but will never be again.