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pattydukes19
08-03-2012, 10:55 AM
Looking for a good book to take out with me this year on my elk hunt. Wondering what you guys recomend? Not so much strategies but more the experience and stories behind the hunt. Thanks and good luck to all this year

IdahoHombre
08-03-2012, 12:50 PM
The Old Man and the Boy by Robert Ruark. A classic. There's some too-good-for-that folks who give the book a lot of flack for minor reasons. But I think it's a great campfire book about an old-timer teaching his grandson the outdoor sports (and life lessons as well).

IdahoHombre
08-03-2012, 12:51 PM
The sequel, The Old Man and the Boy Grows Older is just as good, if not better.

jenbickel
08-03-2012, 12:59 PM
I agree! Robert Ruark makes some great books!

ivorytip
08-03-2012, 01:26 PM
peter capstick, death in the long grass has to be the best book ive ever read. anyone thats read it will agree. amazing read

hoshour
08-03-2012, 10:24 PM
My favorite is Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett. Corbett was a Brit raised in the Indian jungle and the only person that could consistently hunt down individual tigers that had become man-eaters. Some had killed hundreds of Indian villagers over a period of years. Corbett was also an avid photographer and conservationist. India's first national park is named for him.

Corbett tells the stories in very matter-of-fact British understated style that is not at all sensationalistic but the truly dangerous adventures of this guy just give you chills as you read them. They are all documented, true tales of an authentic hero that never sought attention. I have read this book over and over. He also has a couple other books.

IdahoHombre
08-04-2012, 01:45 PM
Does anybody know the name of the book about the college kid who took a job with the Forest Service to stay all by himself in the Selway Wilderness for a winter? Sounds like a good book while on a bivy hunt somewhere.

ssliger
08-04-2012, 02:27 PM
Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness

IdahoHombre
08-04-2012, 03:49 PM
Muchas gracias

Colorado Cowboy
08-04-2012, 04:14 PM
If you like mysteries there is a series by C.J.Box about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. If you like mysteries, they are great, especially as they are set in Wyoming and around hunting.

pattydukes19
08-06-2012, 06:29 AM
peter capstick, death in the long grass has to be the best book ive ever read. anyone thats read it will agree. amazing read

Yeah i read that one too and up to reading it i had no desire to hunt african animals, but after reading it, its definantely on the bucket list. Talk about and adrenaline filled adventure!!!!

SprintNShoot7
08-09-2012, 11:53 AM
If you like mysteries there is a series by C.J.Box about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. If you like mysteries, they are great, especially as they are set in Wyoming and around hunting.

I agree, great books. How far through the series have you got Colorado?

Colorado Cowboy
08-09-2012, 01:18 PM
Read them all. Last one was "Force of Nature".

Brady
08-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Anyone read any of Jack O'Conner's books? If so, what do you recommend?

Thanks
Brady

Quiethunter
08-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Anyone read any of Jack O'Conner's books? If so, what do you recommend?

Thanks
Brady

Sheep and Sheep Hunting.

SprintNShoot7
08-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Read them all. Last one was "Force of Nature".

Ya Force of Nature is awesome. I got it downloaded on the kindle when it came out and read it in a few hours. I think every book Box gets better.

potsie
08-10-2012, 11:11 AM
The joe pickett books are great they get better each book C.J.Box does a great job writeing mysteries i have read all the joe pickett books

buzz mc
08-11-2012, 04:23 PM
peter capstick, death in the long grass has to be the best book ive ever read. anyone thats read it will agree. amazing read

I've had no desire to go to Africa... still don't. But, this has got to be one of my favorite books. I'd recommend it to anyone.

It was good enough that it was worthy of a first post.

tommyp
08-12-2012, 07:23 AM
horns in the high country, or tales of a wilderness wanderer, by Andy Russell

6mm Remington
08-12-2012, 09:44 AM
Hunting Adventures Worldwide by Jack Atcheson. He is a famous outfitter, guide, booking agent from Montana. This is a book of short stories of hunts he has been on. I really enjoyed it!