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About the Author
Now returned to Central Georgia, Wm. Hovey Smith is a Geologist/outdoorsman who has written 13 books and is the Producer/Host of "Hovey's Outdoor Adventures" on WebTalkRadio.net. He is a Corresponding Editor for Gun Digest where he writes about muzzleload
As a Professional Geologist and an Outdoor Writer, I have had the opportunity to live and hunt over most of North America. I was always interested in outdoor writing and sold my first articles in the 1970s and have continued with newspaper, magazine and book writing every since. I have done beat reporting for regional newspapers, been published in more than 80 different publications and now have produced 15 books and most recently both screen and stage plays.
I am taken by the unusual and try to work what I see as the underserved portions of the market. This was the case with "Practical Bowfishing," "Crossbow Hunting," and "Backyard Deer Hunting: Converting deer to dinner for pennies per pound" and "X-Treme Muzzleloading: Fur, Fowl and Dangerous Game with Muzzleloading Rifles, Pistols and Smoothbores." All of these titles are now also available as E-books for all popular readers. New in 2013 is a series of eight "Muzzle Short Shot Books" which are "Muzzleloaders for Hunters," "Shooting and Maintaining your Muzzleloader," "Buying Used Muzzleloading Guns," "Hunting with Muzzleloading Shotguns and Smoothbore Muskets," "Hunting with Muzzleloading Pistols," "Hunting with Muzzleloading Revolvers," "Muzzleloading Guns for Self Defense," and "Building/Restoring Your Muzzleloader."
My work in print media continues and I am a Contributing Editor for Gun Digest covering muzzleloading guns and also write fairly commonly for Knife World and other publications.
One new useful adjunct to book is my blogs and nearly 250 YouTube videos which I use to update topics and show color photographs that were too expensive to publish in my books. These can be accessed through my website, www.hoveysmith.com or you can go directly to the blog that I post most often at http//www.hoveysmith.wordpress.com. In any of my publications you are apt to find some hardware-related information, some interesting stories, practical information on game processing and cooking instructions - all told from first-hand experiences. If I have not done the deed, I am giving you the words straight from the mouths of those who have.
Two radio shows "The Backyard Sportsman" and "Hovey's Outdoor Adventures" were produced from 2010-2013. Both are hunting related with "Adventures" being more of an entertainment show done in voice and character/s. Episodes are currently available on Apple iTunes with free downloads. One of these shows "My Home Town" is available as a CD from my website www.hoveysmith.com.
A lot of good info here for someone that is wondering which type of muzzle loader might best suit them. Of course there are a lot of good ideas for loads that have been tested in the field. Just a generally good read if you like to learn about guns and black powder shooting and hunting. The author covers a large number of guns so there is a good chance if you are thinking about buying something new this book might help with your decision.
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