Big-game hunter’s dream book
A book released late last year puts a century of big game hunting at a trophy hunter’s fingertips.
“Trophy Deer and Elk of British Columbia,” by Rick Berreth (Antler Publishing, 8205 Malaspina Ave., Prince George, B.C., Canada V2N 4J7, telephone (604) 964-8057, $28.95 ppd.) compiles 355 photos of the province’s top mosshorns, plus the stories behind many of the kills.
Maps show areas where British Columbia’s all-time Boone and Crockett bucks were taken. Charts provide historical perspectives and current harvest data. The book is a bonanza for the score-junkie, and a work of hope and inspiration for the common hunter.
Commercial, clay shooting
If you’re interested in commercial hunting and sporting clays, trap and skeet locations, consider investing in the recently released 1996 edition of “Wing & Clay.”
The handbook’s listings include name, address and telephone numbers of hundreds of commercial operations, types of birds hunted, hunt packages offered and membership information.
Clay-shooting location listings provide contact information, sporting clays course descriptions, number of trap, skeet and fivestand fields and operating hours.
The 500-page handbook is available from Wing & Clay, P.O. Box 2029, 43 West Front St., Red Bank, NJ 07701. Cost is $7.95 plus $4 for shipping.
Watch that bird!
The concepts of bird hunting can be difficult to learn from the pages of a book, especially for would-be sportsmen who didn’t grow up in the tutelage of a hunting family.
“Pheasant Hunting,” by Tom Huggler, a 45-minute video, leaves little to the imagination. The field footage clearly demonstrates techniques for taking the ringnecked pheasant with or without a dog.
Huggler is a nationally known author who has crossed the country in pursuit of pheasants, quail and grouse. Safe and ethical hunting is illustrated throughout the video without a bully in the pulpit.
It’s available from Outdoor Images, Box 250, Sunfield, MI 48890, telephone (800) 359-2668.