A good book

kidoggy

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So many good suggestions in here.. Since I started this thread, I've probably read about 40 of the books in here. I'm currently on book 11 in the Joe Pickett Series, I'm really enjoying it. The Road was great, but apparently, I'm too stupid for Blood Meridian. It' the only book I've ever read, that I just could not get into..
In addition to the books on this thread, I recently read The Stand, by Stephen King. It's an absolute must read. My favorite book ever.

laws yes, M O O N that spells great book.

if you liked"the stand" I would recommend"swan song" by robert r mcammon

another in the same tradition is called "FIRE" by Alan Rogers
 
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kidoggy

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for those who care about the foolishness of our government policies, read "the blue communism" by RAVEN J ALB


wether one agrees or not it is insightful
 

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The best book I have read while hunting was Treasure Island.

On opening day I found a copy of the book setting on a log. Rain or snow had curled the pages a bit, but the ink was clear. I carried it in my pack for a day or two then finally had a long afternoon of glassing and started in on the first chapter. Every page seemed to pull me in and I nearly missed the nice buck walking through the aspens above me.

Old classic but quite the read to set the boyhood imagination to racing...
 

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So many good suggestions in here.. Since I started this thread, I've probably read about 40 of the books in here. I'm currently on book 11 in the Joe Pickett Series, I'm really enjoying it. The Road was great, but apparently, I'm too stupid for Blood Meridian. It' the only book I've ever read, that I just could not get into..
In addition to the books on this thread, I recently read The Stand, by Stephen King. It's an absolute must read. My favorite book ever.
If you liked The Road, try The Crossing, and All the Pretty Horses, also by Cormac McCarthy. Neither was as good as The Road, but both good, gritty stories. Another great one is Traplines North. Don't know the author, and its hard to find, but a mostly true account of a trapping family living in northern Ontario.
 

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Hunting books: a paperback copy of Eastman's "Hunting high country mule deer." I was given a copy of Alaska Bear Tales and promptly buried in the garage! I don't want to ever read that! I just finished Larry McMurtry's short bio of Crazy Horse. A good read. I have never taken a book backpack hunting: saving my headlamp juice, I study a map or hunting regs if i need something to read. Usually beat at end of day so i don't need anything to kill time. May be nice for a rainy day though.
 

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" The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival ", by John Vaillant.

I read this some years ago. It struck me as a latter day, nonfiction Jack London deal. Its about a man eating tiger in Siberia and what all happened, in the 1990s.
 

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laws yes, M O O N that spells great book.

if you liked"the stand" I would recommend"swan song" by robert r mcammon

another in the same tradition is called "FIRE" by Alan Rogers
I accidentally ready the opening few lines of The Stand again, a few weeks ago... Then, accidentally re-read the entire book, it is excellent.

I think I may have enjoyed Swan Song better than the Stand, not sure. I'll have to check out Fire.

I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but the 3 book series "The Passage" by Justin Cronin was great as well.
 
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One Man’s Wilderness written from the journals of Dick Proenneke. True life story of a man moving to twin lakes Alaska and building a cabin and filming everything he did. Undaunted Courage, another true story written from the journals of Lewis and Clark, mostly Lewis though. It’s almost funny how many elk and buffalo they would kill on a regular basis to feed a small party.
 

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I have read a couple of books on the Lewis and Clark adventures and found them quite interesting.

On the number of animals killed for such a relatively small party you have to remember that they had no way of preserving it except for drying it out, and that process takes time to do
 

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I have read a couple of books on the Lewis and Clark adventures and found them quite interesting.

On the number of animals killed for such a relatively small party you have to remember that they had no way of preserving it except for drying it out, and that process takes time to do
I meant the number they would kill at one time. Like 6 buffalo and 4 elk, and only take the tongues and humps.
 

JimP

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That was the way back in the time of "Plenty"

Only take the best cuts and leave the rest.

Wow that sounds like some deer and elk that I have found when the hunter who shot it just decided to take the back straps and hinds and leave the rest.