Looking for Outdoor book suggestions

Discussion in 'Book Forum' started by wingmann17, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. wingmann17

    wingmann17 Senior Refuge Member

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    Since the season is over where I hunt, now is the time I look for books to read. I am looking for outdoor (hunting, fishing, northwoods living, lumberjack, etc.) books.

    I have read the Gordon Macquarrie stories of the old duck hunters, Jimmy Robinson, Gene Hill, and Robert Ruark. I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer.

    Also, I enjoy reading true crime, biographies and sports books.

    Please let me know any suggestions you may have.

    Thank you.
    Wingmann17
     
  2. dirty bird

    dirty bird Senior Refuge Member

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    Have you read "One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey"
    It's a good book about a guy who moves to Alaska and builds his own cabin and survives basically on his own

    Here's the description I got off Amazon
    "This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has women a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts, dreams and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick carried out alone....alone in the wilderness...and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company."
     
  3. Cooper

    Cooper Senior Refuge Member

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    Some older authors that are along the lines of the ones you mentioned and I enjoy, Jack O'Connor, Ray P Holland, Charles Waterman, Ted Trueblood. I my humble opinion all good outdoor reading.

    Cooper
     
  4. wingmann17

    wingmann17 Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will definately check out those authors and that Alaska book.

    Please keep the suggestions coming.

    Thanks,
    Wingmann17
     
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    ducknwork Elite Refuge Member

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    If you like outdoor humor, pick up any of the Pat McManus books. They used to bring tears to my eyes.
     
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    Bay_Dog Elite Refuge Member

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    John Gierach writes some fine stories about flyfishing ...

    Trout Bum

    Sex, Death and Fly-fishing

    Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders are a few I've read
     
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    KSRedleg Elite Refuge Member

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  9. wingmann17

    wingmann17 Senior Refuge Member

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    Redleg, those are great books which I have already read and still own two since I will reread them for a specific story.

    The other suggestions are great, I will need to pick up those books.

    Anyone else have more suggestions?

    Wingmann17
     
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    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Year Long Day by Ivar Ruud. It's probably out of print but you might find it at the library or used book sites. It's about spending a year above the Aritc Circle hunting Polar Bears and trapping Artic Fox. I reread it every couple of years or so and always find it facinating.
     

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