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Tales of a Bear Hunter: Forty-One Years of Recollections from a Professional Bear Hunter Hardcover – December 19, 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Safari Press; First Edition edition (December 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157157171X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571571717
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #716,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Dalton Carr draws upon his forty-one years of experience as a black bear hunter, predator controller on the Yakima Indian Reservation in Washington State, marshal of Red River in Colorado (where he killed "bad" bears); and a sport bear hunter in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming to write Tales Of A Bear Hunter. Dalton never used traps and dogs, but preferred to stalk his bears with a rifle and an tracking ability honed by his many years in law enforcement. Dalton shares with the reader more than wonderful stories and anecdotes of bear hunting as he reveals what to look for when tracking bear, why bear charges happen, what the best bullets and calibers are to use on bear, the best places to shoot a bear to deliver a killing shot, as well as safety issues when hunting bear. Tales Of A Bear Hunter is very highly recommended reading for anyone who has ever aspired to hunting bear with camera or with rifle, as well those with a keen interest in the rugged and demanding sport of hunting big game.
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By A Customer on September 21, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Too many books on hunting deer...not enough on bears. This is one of the few good bear books. It stands up there with Ben Easton's classic "Bears." Great hunting adventures with lots of good info for the aspiring bear hunter, like myself. To me, bears are the ultimate North American game, and Mr. Carr has produced an excellent source of both anecdotes and information.
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Format: Hardcover
Big bears are to North America what lions are to Africa and tigers are to India. The author claimed dozens of bears as a hunter and wildlife control officer. Yet like Jim Corbett he also loved and respected the animal he hunted. The book has stories that end in kills but the author is just has happy recounting his experience watching these animals when no trophy was obtained or sought. Also like Corbett the author has an understated style devoid of chest thumping or macho posturing. (Yet he once followed a wounded bear into a narrow tunnel of windblown timber armed only with a pistol.)
Good stories and plenty of good advice for the aspiring bear hunter. If you like to spend the downtime of winter reading about hunting, this book is perfect.
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Format: Hardcover
Even if you are a long time bear hunter, you will soon realize upon reading this book that Dalton Carr knows more about bear hunting than you do. Having taken 179 bears, this fellow has learned a few things about how do do it, and how to do it safely. His stories make for some memorable reading too.
One word of caution. If you hunt bear with muzzleloader or bow, you might not want to read this book just before heading into the woods. I just made this mistake and for the first time, I may bring a "back-up piece", juuuust in case.......
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Wow! I could not put this book down! The author tells the tales in such great, vivid detail that he really puts you in the story! The wealth of knowledge gained from reading this book is awesome. Any bear enthusiast/hunter will greatly appreciate the honesty and bluntness spoken here. With good solid info on rifle calibers and ammunition and just straight common sense, this book gets the big thumbs up!
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