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One of Theodore Roosevelt's favorite books, this classic set the stage for deer hunting in America. Still hunting requires total commitment and awareness of the environment, even more so than stand hunting, and a hunter tends to see more deer while still-hunting. Van Dyke's reverence for sportsmanship, the land, and the deer, comes through vividly in this perennial favorit...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 5th 2004 by Stackpole Books
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Best deer hunting book I've ever read. The author has contempt for your meager skills, your 'tactics', your patience, your determination, and your reasoning. As much as he writes in the way of a frustrating mystery author--revealing the details of each case only after the detective has already solved the case--it is the appropriate way to talk about deer hunting. You do not know what you've missed until you've already missed it.

The author is humorous and eloquent, and full of great notions and c...more
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