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Big Bucks The Benoit Way: Secrets From America's First Family of Whitetail Hunting Hardcover – September 10, 2008
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More About the Author
As a full time writer for decades, Towsley has published hundreds of articles in most of the major outdoor and gun magazines and is listed as field editor in several of the top publications.
He has published six hunting or gun related books and contributed to several others. The 14th Reinstated is his first novel.
Towsley lives in Vermont with his wife Robin in their empty nest. Their children, Erin and Nathan, are grown and doing well in the world.
Clyde (from The 14th Reinstated) is real and lives with them, although sadly he has not and never will father any puppies. His best friend and housemate is a food-loving Corgi named Gypsy Rose who inspired the dog in Chapter 38.
For more info check out: www.brycetowsley.com
Top Customer Reviews
"Big Bucks the Benoit Way" is an excellent presentation of how the Benoits hunt. The Benoits are almost exclusively trackers, and they base their techniques on what their vast experience has proven to work best: not on the theories of others. This independent thinking makes this a very refreshing book, and their dozens of 200-pound plus bucks prove that they know what they are doing.
This book is loaded with great photos of big bucks and the Benoits in their trademark green and black wool jackets. There's plenty of shots of sagging meat poles, the deep woods on snowy days, and the tracks and rubs of big bucks.
Most valuable though, is the great information on how the Benoits find, identify, and then follow the track of a heavy buck until they successfully bag him. While few of us will ever be so spectacularly successful using these methods, all of us can learn from this book. I've successfully used these same Benoit methods to track down and bag trophy bucks from Montana to Wisconsin.
Hunters who enjoy this book share a kinship in understanding the magic of the deep woods and a fresh tracking snow and the smoking hot track of a big buck. If you are that type of hunter, you will like this book.
Bruce L. Nelson, author of "Hunting Big Whitetails."
From the still hunting I've done in much of northern Wisconsin, I'd certainly say that seems to be the case.
My son told me about this book and he also has the Benoit video which we watched. What a delight to see some hunters hunting, tracking...every sense alive, not afraid to venture into the wilds in pursuit. These aren't just any hunters however, they know their stuff...they have the nice bucks too to validate their knowledge and experiences.
I thought I was pretty good at tracking, stalking, willing to work extra hard, but was excited to learn there is so much more to know looking at a deer track. Practically advice...when to pick up pace and not waste time, and when to pay attention with every step. A good read...a fun read, and a lot of good information.
I really enjoyed the story as it deals with the Benoit family and how this has been something that's been handed down from one generation to the next. It's nice to know that tradition's still exist in this ever changing world, and that those tradition's have meaning and relevance in a world that no longer put's any importance into such thing's. It's a great book and comes highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Larry and his sons are incredible. This book is different from LArry's first book "How to bag the biggest buck of your life". Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ed Lanouette
It was a gift and they loved it! It is a big book and interesting.Published 10 months ago by Abigail
Book was in great shape and arrived on time. Reading got some what repetitive but the content was very educational.Published 21 months ago by TNT4Jesus
A classic gift for the young hunter and a must read for anyone that despises sponser driven, deer shooting fests seen on TV. Read morePublished 24 months ago by D. Shattuck
I bought this book for my husband that loves to hunt! He read at least half of it on Christmas when he received it! It is great for any man that is a serious hunter!Published on January 17, 2014 by Stephanie Boyce
This is a large, hardcover with good photos. The technique described here is a search and persue foot chase for mature bucks. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Stephen G. Brinkerhoff
I would not call this book a "must read" by any means. 1 star for the pictures and 1 star for the "Off the Norris Branch" story (Chapter 12). Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Chris