My birthday is next week and I casually mentioned to my wife that there was a book I would like if she was inclined to get me a gift. (We usually just exchange cards or do something special). I wanted "HUNTING THE AMERICAN WEST" by Richard Rattenbury. I saw it on the newsletter I get from the Boone & Crocket Club. Got it today and it is a winner!! Really worth the $$$. Its like most coffee table books with lots of photos, but everything is hunting and almost all big game from 1800 to 1900. lots of text too. Now all I have to do is read it.