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While clearly addressed to the fraternity of hunters, the essays and stories in this collection transcend the boundaries of the field. McGuane, writing passionately about how the hunt for food defines who we are in "The Heart of the Game," observes, as Sitting Bull did before him, "when the buffalo are gone, we will hunt mice, for we are hunters and we want our freedom." Hemingway, in "Remembering Shooting-Flying," an Esquire column from 1935, keeps world affairs in perspective when he wonders "how the snipe fly in Russia now and whether shooting pheasants is counter-revolutionary." "The Forest and the Steppe" is one of Turgenev's evocative "Hunter's Sketches"; evocative also defines "Mister Howard Was a Real Gent," one of Ruark's marvelous "Old Man and the Boy" contributions to Field & Stream.
Given the overall subject, there is plenty of sporting drama throughout, but also plenty of thoughtful reflection, and absolutely magnificent storytelling, which is as it should be. When you set your sights on the greatest, your aim needs to be true. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My college age son who is interested in hunting loved this book. It is full of great hunting story adventures and survival stories. It was like old copies of Field and Stream.Published 4 months ago by K
The book was not for me but my brother who dreams of hunting seems to enjoy it. He is 20 years old and loves to read_especially about huntingPublished 6 months ago by Debra
If you like hunting, these stories will put you back in the mood for shooting game! A must for the hunting enthusiast!Published 8 months ago by Ryan K Locke
Thank you for coming through with this order. I was sending it to an inmate I write to in a penpal program and it is always tricky to get packages through to them. You did great.Published 12 months ago by Christine M. Settanni
Bought as a present, but read a few of the stories before wrapping it up. Found the stories to be very interesting.Published 13 months ago by Julie Hippert
I gave this as a gift to an avide hunter. He reads a chapter every night and loves it. ThanksPublished 13 months ago by Lee W Carter
If you like to sit down and read interesting hunting stories, than this is a book you'll want to read.Published 14 months ago by diamond770
The stories are entertaining and, in many cases, quite informative. Most of the authors are well known and the chosen stories show the editor has good judgment.Published 15 months ago by Bill S