The collection of essays about hunting catches the eye at first for noted authors who turn up among its many contributors: from Peter Matthiesson is a beautifully written account of whaling in Greenland; Thomas McGuane offers vignettes about hunting in Montana; and novelist Jim Harrison writes a moving piece about poachers. But beyond the contributions by big names are many other thoughtful essays, including a controversial piece on bear hunting techniques that led the resignation of the two top editors at Outdoor Life magazine when the magazine's publisher spiked the article. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
These 41 essays, some written especially for this collection, are all by people who hunt or have hunted, and each considers the ethics involved "in a spirit more of soul-searching explication than defensive rebuttal." The editor's intent is to encourage understanding among nonhunters and to raise the consciousness of hunters as well. There are big names here?Edward Abbey, A.B. Guthrie Jr., Jimmy Carter, Thomas McGuane, Jim Fergus, and Ted Kerasote among them. Most write of the West and about deer; some talk about a nearly spiritual experience; some berate slob hunters who hurt the cause; many are environmentally knowledgeable; some, such as Stephen Bordio and Barry Lopez, are eloquent and lyrical; and some have turned away from hunting. If folks who don't hunt or those who are against hunting are willing to dip into this, they might take a step toward much-needed dialog and understanding. Public libraries everywhere could use this book to encourage such beginnings.?Roland C. Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful wonderful book!! A must read for everyone, pro hunters and anti hunters alikePublished 10 days ago by Brianna
Terrific collection by Petersen. When you are done with this check out David's writings. He's a guy worth following. Informed, infelligent and truly concerned for the Earth. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hanktownpete
I really, really enjoyed reading this book. It's a wonderful compilation. I'm not a hunter (although I do hunt animals and birds for photographs) but I've always been interested... Read morePublished 11 months ago by K G
To make this review short and to the point. I threw the book in the garbage can
half way through. This guy is out of touch with reality. Read more
As a woman, and one who does not hunt, I found the essays in A Hunter's Heart intelligent, thought-provoking, and often moving. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by KayB
This book is a collection of essays on hunting by some excellent outdoor writers, including former President Jimmy Carter. The writers talk about why they hunt. Read morePublished on January 28, 2002