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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.
I bought this for my husband, to encourage him read more and have devotionals. he should read it because it also deals with huntingPublished 10 months ago by Angie Barnes
i got this book for my son. he says that he likes it so i am happy.i got him oneof your boooks last year. last year alsoPublished 11 months ago by barbara speight
very good book with some great stories. definently a must buy for any hunter who enjoys a good hunting storiesPublished 12 months ago by josh chaney
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 14 months ago by Debra