The Hunter's World Author:Charles F. Waterman "A hunter's life," writes Charles F. Waterman,"althogh dediticated in part to the killing of game, is inevitably — involved in the whole world of nature — The hunter's pleasures,excitment,and,to a large degree, — his success-all are influnced by his role as a naturalist, — his awareness of his surroundings and of how the over-all — pattern of wildlif... more »e affects his days in the field.
"In this book we follow hunting seasons from northern
Alaska to southern Florida.
Along the way we note the behavior ... of mountain goats
and sheep, moose and bear, the migratory pattern of geese and ducks and woodcocks, the interrelationships among such species as the rabbit, the fox, and the coyote, the life cycle of quail, the feeding requirements of grouse and pheasants, elk and antelope. We look closely at all of the game species, major and minor, as well as at a host of nongame animals and birds that merit the outdorsmans attention, not only because they affect what he hunts, but because they are intriguing in themselves... For unless a man inquires into the many factors that have brought him and his games together, he is only a gunner and not a hunter. If he does not know his quarry...its death means only marksmanship. Such a man reads only the last chapter of a mystery."« less