Award-winning outdoors writer Richard Combs has hunted three continents, authored four books, contributed to many others, and been a regular contributorto "Canoe, Bowhunting World", and "Bugle." He currently cohosts the "Big Outdoors"radio program, airing weekly in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives.
Registered Maine guide Bob Humphrey distills twenty-five years of turkey hunting know-how, sharing the insider tips and techniques he gives his clients, like how to:
Know the quarry Anticipate its moves Excel at calling Prepare for the seasonLook inside, there's never been a turkey hunting book like this. Discover how to build a successful season from the ground up by refining your techniques and learning creative new ways of calling, using decoys, and bagging the maximum.
Turkeys are just plain tough. They're paranoid, uncooperative, and often uncommunicative, but you can score on even the toughest turkeys. Brian Lovett's Hunting Tough Turkeys examines twelve of the toughest turkey-hunting situations encountered by hunters and provides detailed strategies and game plans for dealing with those difficult birds. Wide open meadows and pastures require keen observation of the turkey's movements; windy days make it tougher for the turkeys to hear your calling; and turkeys on the move force you to act quickly--Lovett explains what to do when you find yourself hunting these kinds of birds. Filled with vivid photos by photographer Tes Randle Jolly and peppered with anecdotes from the author's 20+ years in the turkey woods, Hunting Tough Turkeys is a must-read for any hunter trying to crack the tough-turkey puzzle.
Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer.
Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog.
Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.