3 Fav Hunting books:1.Waterfowl; 2.everything else

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  1. Matagorda Bound

    Matagorda Bound Senior Refuge Member

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    Texas Market Hunting - stories about the good old days.

    Meat Eater by Rinella.

    Then take your pick from Capstick and Buckinghams.
     
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  2. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    Outlaw Gunner

    Meditations on Hunting

    Horn of the Hunter
     
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    KSRedleg Elite Refuge Member

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    The Duck Hunters Book: Classic Waterfowl Stories
    The Old Man and the Boy
    Cannery Row --- I figure Doc was basically an outdoorsman at heart.
     
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    renoduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    The Hunting Rifle

    By Jack O'Connor.
     
  5. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    Best short story collection on duck hunting is "Autumn Passages". Countrysport's Grand Passage was another good collection.

    It's very dated now but Zack Taylor's "Successful Waterfowling" was probably the best how-to-kill-a-duck book at one time. I don't think a modern version exists and probably couldn't be squeezed into a single volume if it did.

    I love the prose in Grinnell's book and the history of the Old Wildfowling Tales series.

    Gene Hill's "The Stranger" still puts a lump in my throat - it's the best description of a duck hunter without hardly mentioning a duck. If you can find a copy of "A Hunter's Fireside Book" look up this story and see if you don't think he's talking about you.

    Literature: Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is, I think, the single best piece of American literature written thus far.
     
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    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Great book.
     
  7. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Senior Refuge Member

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    1. Old Duckhunters Trilogy by Macquarrie
    2. Scattergunning by Ray Holland
    3. Nip And Tuck by Ray Holland (best dog story ever)
     
  8. blacktail

    blacktail Elite Refuge Member

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    My outdoor books are mainly a compilation of short stories.
    Favorite duck related authors are:
    Gordon MacQuarrie and Worth Mathewson.
    MacQuarries A Sporting Treasury is fantastic.
    Reading a book now, not about hunting, but fishing. The Last Fisherman by Gary Colvin. Not a big fan of his writing style, but the story is awesome.
    Basically a depression era kid goes commercial salmon fishing in AK. He documents the damning of the Columbia river and how it affects the fishery.
     
  9. Matt Barnard

    Matt Barnard Elite Refuge Member

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    Outlaw Gunner, Born to Hunt. Those are my waterfowl choices. Anything by Jim Corbett.
     
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    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member

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    For Waterfowl: "The North American Waterfowler" by Paul Bernson only because it was the first "how to" book on duck & geese hunting I read- it had a nice record (you all remember those?) on duck calling, too!
    Anything from Capstick, Ruark & Elmer Keith.
    "African Game Trails" Roosevelt
     
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