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Legendary Deer Camps

Author : Wegner Rob
ISBN : 9781440224560
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 34.81 MB
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This second book in the Deer and Deer Hunting Classics series rekindles the deer hunting history and the role of deer camps in hunting's culture. Relive the hunts, joy, and trepidation of famous American deer hunters such as William Faulkner, Aldo Leopold, and Oliver Hazard Perry. Rare historical paintings and photographs capture the spirit of long-past deer camps. This collective biography represents the best of a great American tradition through deer camp experiences, such as freedom, solitude, camaraderie, rites of initiation, story-telling and venison cuisine. More than 12 million American deer hunters celebrate this annual tradition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Classic Deer Camps

Author : Robert Wagner
ISBN : 9781440224102
Genre : History
File Size : 59.81 MB
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Classic Deer Camps is a trip through time, back to the core of America's deer-hunting heritage. In this unique book you will revisit 19th century deer camps through a spectacular collection of writings, historical biography of famous deer camps and nostalgic artwork, plus you'll rediscover the freedom, solitude and camaraderie of this shared rite of passage. Short of providing the faint smell of beans and backstraps cooking on the fire, this book brings you to the heart and soul of this American institution.
Category: History

A Matter Of Life And Death

Author : Marc Boglioli
ISBN : 9781558497160
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34.76 MB
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An illuminating cultural analysis of hunting in rural America.
Category: Social Science

Legendary Deerslayers

Author : Robert Wegner
ISBN : 0873496671
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 37.1 MB
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From the author of the highly acclaimed Legendary Deer Camps, this complimentary volume profiles a dozen of America's greatest deer-hunting heroes. Beginning with James Fenimore Cooper's legendary "Natty Bumppo" and ending with South Carolina's poet laureate, Archibald Rutledge, this book is an image-driven affair representing a rich blend of sporting art and the cultural, natural and literacy history of our great white-tailed deer hunting heritage. Drawing from Native American culture, anthropology, fiction, art, history, literature, romance, adventure, travel accounts, natural history, conservation, deer biology and poetry, Legendary Deerslayers is the culmination of 25 years of research by the author. Without a doubt, Legendary Deerslayers promises to be one of the greatest books every compiled on deer hunting and must-read for anyone who enjoys the excitement and the heritage involved with hunting the white-tailed deer.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Weapons Of Mississippi

Author : Kevin Dougherty
ISBN : 1604734523
Genre : History
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Mississippians have long found the need for an arsenal of interesting, lethal, and imaginative weapons. Native Americans, frontier outlaws, antebellum duelists, authorities and protestors in the civil rights struggle, and present-day hunters have used weapons to survive, to advance causes, or to levy societal control. In Weapons of Mississippi, Kevin Dougherty examines the roles weapons have played in twelve phases of state history. Dougherty not only offers technical background for these devices, but he also presents a new way of understanding the state's history-through the context and development of its weapons. Chapters in the book bring the story of Mississippi's weapons up to date with a discussion of the modern naval shipbuilders on the Coast and interviews with hunters keen to pass on family traditions. As Mississippi progressed from a sparsely populated wilderness to a structured modern society, management of weaponry became one of the main requirements for establishing centralized law and order. Indians, outlaws, runaway slaves, secessionists, and night riders have all posed challenges to the often better-armed authorities. Today, weapons unite Mississippians in the popular pastime of hunting deer, turkey, dove, rabbit, and even bear. In the state's social and cultural character, a shared lore and knowledge of hunting crosses age, racial, and economic lines. Weapons, once used for mere survival, have transformed into instruments masterfully crafted for those harvesting the state's abundant game.
Category: History

The Deer Camp

Author : Dean Kuipers
ISBN : 9781635573497
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 39.61 MB
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For readers of The Stranger in the Woods and H Is for Hawk, a beautifully written and emotionally rewarding memoir about a father, his three sons, and a scrappy 100-acre piece of land in rural Michigan. Some families have to dig hard to find the love that holds them together. Some have to grow it out of the ground. Bruce Kuipers was good at hunting, fishing, and working, but not at much else that makes a real father or husband. Conflicted, angry, and a serial cheater, he destroyed his relationship with his wife, Nancy, and alienated his three sons-journalist Dean, woodsman Brett, and troubled yet brilliant fisherman Joe. He distrusted people and clung to rural America as a place to hide. So when Bruce purchased a 100-acre hunting property as a way to reconnect with his sons, they resisted. The land was the perfect bait, but none of them knew how to be together as a family. Conflicts arose over whether the land-an old farm that had been degraded and reduced to a few stands of pine and blowing sand-should be left alone or be actively restored. After a decade-long impasse, Bruce acquiesced, and his sons proceeded with their restoration plan. What happened next was a miracle of nature. Dean Kuipers weaves a beautiful and surprising story about the restorative power of land and of his own family, which so desperately needed healing. Heartwarming and profound, The Deer Camp is the perfect story of fathers, sons, and the beauty and magic of the natural world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Navigating Environmental Attitudes

Author : Thomas A. Heberlein
ISBN : 9780190224783
Genre : Political Science
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The environment, and how humans affect it, is more of a concern now than ever. We are constantly told that halting climate change requires raising awareness, changing attitudes, and finally altering behaviors among the general public-and fast. New information, attitudes, and actions, it is conventionally assumed, will necessarily follow one from the other. But this approach ignores much of what is known about attitudes in general and environmental attitudes specifically-there is a huge gap between what we say and what we do. Solving environmental problems requires a scientific understanding of public attitudes. Like rocks in a swollen river, attitudes often lie beneath the surface-hard to see, and even harder to move or change. In Navigating Environmental Attitudes, Thomas Heberlein helps us read the water and negotiate its hidden obstacles, explaining what attitudes are, how they change and influence behavior. Rather than necessarily trying to change public attitudes, we need to design solutions and policies with them in mind. He illustrates these points by tracing the attitudes of the well-known environmentalist Aldo Leopold, while tying social psychology to real-world behaviors throughout the book. Bringing together theory and practice, Navigating Environmental Attitudes provides a realistic understanding of why and how attitudes matter when it comes to environmental problems; and how, by balancing natural with social science, we can step back from false assumptions and unproductive, frustrating programs to work toward fostering successful, effective environmental action. "With lively prose, inviting stories, and solid science, Heberlein pilots us deftly through the previously uncharted waters of environmental attitudes. It's a voyage anyone interested in environmental issues needs to take." -- Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence: Science and Practice "Navigating Environmental Attitudes is a terrific book. Heberlein's authentic voice and the book's organization around stories keeps readers hooked. Wildlife biologists, natural resource managers, conservation biologists - and anyone else trying to solve environmental problems - will learn a lot about attitudes, behaviors, and norms; and the fallacy of the Cognitive Fix." -- Stephen Russell Carpenter, Stephen Alfred Forbes Professor of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison "People who have spent their lives dealing with environmental issues from a broad range of perspectives consistently abide by erroneous assumption that all we need to do to solve environmental problems is to educate the public. I consider it to be the most dangerous of all assumptions in environmental management. In Navigating Environmental Attitudes, Tom Heberlein brings together expertise in social and biophysical sciences to do an important kind of 'science education'-educating eminent scientists about the realities of their interactions with the broader public." --the late Bill Freudenburg, Dehlsen Professor of Environment and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara
Category: Political Science

Wyoming Wild Life

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ISBN : UIUC:30112064001362
Genre : Game and game-birds
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Category: Game and game-birds