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saskie's picture
Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
Joined: 12/23/2002
Posts: 1264
Reading Material

Does anyone have some favourite hunting books? Not neccessarily "how-to" books, but any books they've read on hunting/outdoors that they really enjoyed.

I just read one by Russel Thornberry called "Bucks, Bulls and Belly-laughs". He guides for moose in N Alberta. Its a humourous collection of weird things he's seen or experienced as a hunter and guide. Also some stories about bone-headed things he's seen clients do. It was very entertaining.

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Quicksilver's picture
Location: Colorado
Joined: 05/03/2003
Posts: 238
Reading Material

I've read a couple of books by Patrick F.McManus... This author writes about some of his personal experiences, with a twist of humor, surrounding a wide variety of topics. Many of his stories incorporate the outdoors, hunting, personal life at home, and the occasional childhood memory surrounding camping...

His writing style is similar to "Dave Barry" and equally as pleasing...

If you're interested, I would suggest starting with:

Patrick F. McManus: "How I Got This Way", "The Good Samaritan Strikes Again", "They Shoot Canoes, Don't They", or "Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs"...


Never take life to seriously... You'll never get out alive!!

[ This Message was edited by: Quicksilver on 2003-05-13 13:42 ]

Location: Oregon...it's raining prepare to swim!!
Joined: 04/27/2003
Posts: 71
Reading Material

Have you ever read Robert Service?? He writes poems and ballads about all kinds of things not exactly hunting but there are a lot of them about the Yukon and and the wild west and even about war and some other places he had been. They're really funny and awesome I must say I'm not really a poetry person and neither is my dad but he really loves this guy. You must read The Ballad of the Ice Worm Cocktail it's in the Bar Room Ballads section but it's SO great and The Cremation of Sam McGee which is in The Spell of the Yukon part. You'll be ROTFLYAO!!!