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    Looking for a good book

    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

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    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).
    http://www.idahoman.com/ - an online, outdoors focused magazine, highlighting hunting, fishing, the land, and the issues surrounding those opportunities in Idaho.

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    The sequel, The Old Man and the Boy Grows Older is just as good, if not better.
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    I agree! Robert Ruark makes some great books!

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    peter capstick, death in the long grass has to be the best book ive ever read. anyone thats read it will agree. amazing read

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    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.
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    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.
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    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by ivorytip View Post
    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!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivorytip View Post
    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.

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    Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness

 

 

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