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Wood Duck Adventures

Author: F. Eugene Hester
Media: Hardcover
ISBN:  978-0983544272
Genre: Birds, Photography, Natural History
Pages: 44
Illustrations: 17
Size: 9 x 6
Price: $19.99 + $2.95 S&H

The wood duck is our most beautiful of all waterfowl, and for fifty years F. Eugene Hester observed and recorded their exciting lives. He and his companions erected wood duck nest boxes and observed nesting activities. By banding the ducks and applying web tags to ducklings, they gained interesting and unexpected insight into the lives of these ducks. Excellent photography enhance the observations.

 

Sweeter than Candy – A Hunter’s Journal

Author: By Paul F. Vang
Media: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9835442-4-1
Genre: Sporting Dogs/Bird Hunting Essays
Pages: 236
Illustrations: 38
Size: 9 x 6
Price: $17.99 + $2.95 S&H

This new book is an unabashedly sentimental look back at many seasons of hunting pheasants, grouse and waterfowl, along with the occasional elk or white-tailed deer. Above all, it’s an intimate examination of a hunter’s partnership with his Labrador retrievers and other dogs that have been hunting buddies and best friends in their many outings with shotgun and flyrod. About Sweeter than Candy, book author Jerry Kustich writes: “Over prairies and through woodlands Paul Vang shares memories of grouse, pheasants and a loving devotion to a succession of canine companions from years when dreams were bigger than life, and life was measured by endless hunting trips.

 

 

Wildlife Stalker – Days in Life of Filmmaker Bob Landis

Author: Kevin G. Rhoades[singlepic id=1 w=320 h=240 float=right]
Media: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-615-44223-5
Genre: Biography/Natural History/Regional
Size: 8 x 5.25
Pages: 206
Illustrations: 33, by Ed Sutton
Price: $15.99 + $2.95 S&H

Recording incredible wildlife behavior on movie film and high-definition video is the hallmark of Bob Landis’ films. For more than 40 years, Landis has made wildlife movies about swans, coyotes, elk, bison, bear, otters and more, and he loves to show the unusual: an eagle drowning a duck, or a coyote chasing a wolf, for example. This biography contains two narratives wound into one: a depiction of days afield with a wildlife cinematographer who has filmed and co-produced stories about Yellowstone’s iconic species, and a collection of flashbacks to Landis’ past.

 

Billy Barnstorm – The Birch Lake Bomber

Author: Joel M. Vance[singlepic id=4 w=320 h=240 float=right]
Media: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9835442-2-7
Genre: Fiction: Outdoor Adventure/Humor
Size: 9 x 6
Pages: 182
Illustrations: 14, By Bruce Cochran
Price: $15.99 + $2.95 S&H

Billy Barnstorm could be sub-titled “Troubles with Girls” as Joel Vance’s hero negotiates his teenage years with usually hilarious, sometimes moving, encounters with various girl friends. Along the way he interacts with various characters in Birch Lake, the northwoods’ Wisconsin town by the lake for which it is named, including his nemesis Scuz Olson, the town drunk Charlie Pete, his high school coach, his knuckleballing, guitar playing friend Rusty… and even the President of the United States.

 

Hunting With Teddy

Author: Michael Levy[singlepic id=3 w=320 h=240 float=right]
Media: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9835442-0-3
Genre: Fiction: Historical/War and Military
Size: 9 x 6
Pages: 178
Price: $14.95 + $2.95 S&H

Outdoors writer Michael Levy’s novel about America’s 26th president originates with Theodore Roosevelt ranching and hunting buffalo on the Western Plains. This tough, funny and witty narrative parallels Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Rider days and documents his quest for power and rise to the presidency after President McKinley was assassinated.

Across The Wheatgrass

Author:  H. Ted Upgren, Jr.
Media: Hardcover
ISBN:  0-9620122-0-3
Genre: Hunting, Fishing, Conservation, History
Illustrations by Burdett Calkins: 38
Size:  8.5 x 5.5
Pages: 211
Price:  Hardcover, $18.95 + $2.95 S&H

A Collection of Hearthside stores about Uncommon People, Wildlife, Days Afield, and Things, Times and Places of Some Centennial Years. This book is an Approved North Dakota Centennial Commemorative publication. It  includes 38 stories about men and women immersed in outdoor prairie life in some of North Dakota’s first 100 years. It examines the early status of wildlife species like the bison and beaver, and others. The book speaks to many facets of prairie life, but always it recognizes the rapport between people and North Dakota’s prairie.

 

Grandma and the Buck Deer

Author: Joel M. Vance[singlepic id=5 w=320 h=240 float=right]
Media: Paperback
ISBN: 0-87691-322-2
Genre: Outdoor Humor
Size: 9 x 6
Pages: 173
Price: $11.95 + $2.95 S&H

Grandma and the Buck Deer is a collection of short stories about three boys growing up in a northern Wisconsin town and the misadventures they get into.

 

A Chukar Hunter’s Companion

Author: Pat Wray[singlepic id=2 w=320 h=240 float=right]
Media: Paperback
ISBN: 0-9742923-0-3
Genre: Trade, hunting
Size: 10 x 7
Pages: 175
Price: $21.95 + $0 S&H

A Chukar Hunter’s Companion is the companion you can count on for accurate information and fun. It’s a friend who’ll help get you ready for a successful hunting trip, then go along to help you enjoy it. At its core, Companion is a how-to book. It explores the entire process, from physical conditioning through the gear you’ll need, and then the hunt itself. The hunt section is a comprehensive look at the entire process, from deciding on a location to caring for your birds. Companion also includes an exceptional section on dogs, including a chapter on hunting without dogs, a state-by-state hunting summary and a fine chapter of chukar recipes.