Complete Book of Hunting Author:Clyde Ormond "Written by a renowned hunter and naturalist, this is a clear and authoritative book that guides the American sportsman through each aspect of hunting game animals, waterfowl, and upland birds. — Part One - Game Animals - begins with a discussion of preparations for the hunting trip. The practical matters of licenses, clothing, food, equipment, ... more »rifles and cartidges, scopes and iron sights are all discussed in detail. Included too is a chapter on pack trips and saddle horses for western hunting, and an insider's tips on what to look for when selecting an outfitter or guide.
Further, the author offers seasoned techniques for tracking game, judging range, dressing and skinning animals, and a special illustrated section on estimating trophies in the field. The increasingly popular sport of bow hunting also receives full attention.
Chapters on deer, elk, moose, caribou, antelope, bear, mountain sheep and goats, small games, and predators discuss habitat and range of each animal, its habits and methods of hunting each with rifle, bow or handgun.
Part Two - Game Birds - answers the shotgunner's special questions. Leading from shooting preparation, clothing and equipment, the author then advises on techniques for selecting and patterning a shotgun, buying and training a bird dog, hunting on private lands and preserves, jump shooting, and stalking. There is a wealth of information on duck blinds, decoys, and on waterfowl and upland bird shooting. In addition, easy to follow instructions are given on plucking and preparing birds.
A unique feature of this section is an illustrated field guide to water and land game birds.
Douglas Allen's 85 wildlife drawings and the more than 100 instructive photographs complement a lucid text. For enthusiastic novice or informed expert, the 'Complete Book of Hunting' is the definitive book."« less