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PostPosted: December 1st, 2014, 9:41 pm 
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I have been hunting and around hunting my entire life, I grow up in an archery pro-shop. As a kid I remember watching the Old Fred Bear videos and some others, and then got into his books as well.
I remember the first time I saw Primal Dreams and can't even begin to tell you guys what that did for me and how it inspired me. Then I read Mike Mittens book and Bows on the Little Delta, and all of the Wensels books I could get my hands on. All the Bear books, David Petersons and a lot more.

What has been your favorite book and DVD what is something I need to read and watch. I just ordered Donnie's video Mike Mitten post up in Nov. and I have read a lot of the books that's out there today. What else is out there that is a must read or watch.
I do most of my reading I the winter months and they are around the corner what has been your inspiration.
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PostPosted: December 1st, 2014, 11:22 pm 
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DVD, The Lost Antlers above all others.

Book, so many.


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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2014, 8:20 am 
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I hope the Monty Browning book is available before Christmas - that will be my wife's gift to me. Anybody know if ready, and where to buy?

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Jeff Holchin wrote:
I hope the Monty Browning book is available before Christmas - that will be my wife's gift to me. Anybody know if ready, and where to buy?

The rumor I hear is that January 2015. I'm thinking the Kalamazoo show will be the debut.


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Would love to read Montys book that has been one I have herd about and waiting for. I did find the Lost Antlers DVD Amazon is awesome $7 It looks like a great DVD

What else you guys got I am re-reading Mikes One with the Wilderness now what a great book!!

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2014, 10:01 am 
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Gary, not sure if still available, but one of my favorites is The Best of TBM. Also I love the Jay Massey books - very hard to find but did you know that you can read them for free from the PBS library at main office? Whitetail Magic from Roger Rothaarr is very good. Ishi and Elvis also good.

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2014, 10:29 am 
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Great choices. I like Coyote Soul Raven Heart


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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2014, 10:20 pm 
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A pair that I always recommend reading back to back;

The Adventurous Bowmen - Saxton Pope
Lions in the Path - Stewart Edward White

The books both chronicle Pope and Young's African adventure. Pope and Young are clearly devotees of the bow while White is not. I feel they come away with similar conclusions but from totally different perspectives.


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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2014, 6:04 am 
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You mentioned Bows on the Little Delta. My all time favorite.

Someone lent me a book on Chester Stevenson a few years back titled, "From the Den of the Old Bowhunter". Great book.

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The one I seem to read every year or so is Don Thomas's "Longbows in the Far North". That was the book that after years of owning a longbow made me finally decide to get out there and hunt.

I also like David Petersen's "Heartsblood" and "A Man Made of Elk".

But I do feel that every bowhunter, regardless of type of bow, should read "Hunting with the Bow and Arrow" by Saxton Pope. I'm a big history guy, and I really feel that one always benefits by learning the history of anything they are involved in.

And of course, "Hunting the Hard Way" by Howard Hill is up there.

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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2014, 9:25 pm 
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A Thousand Campfires by Jay Massey

I will never forget finally getting to meet him and the time he took to talk to my children. What an influence for so many of us...


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Thanks guy keep them coming I picked up a few books you all talked about some of the ones you recommended I have already read. Going through my library I found I never gotten a chance to read which was longbows I the far north. Someone gave it to me a few years ago and I was already reading another book.
I do have agree with a lot of you guys and the books you recommend Heartsblood was great, and I finished up Rogers Whaitetail magic not two weeks ago that was a top shelf book in my opinion.

I did order Lost Antlers I am excited about that DVD , and I think I am going to in a good effort to pick up Jay Masseys books that's hard find, but I keep hearing how great they are sounds like a most have in a bowhunting library.

Thanks guy let me know what else you think is worth looking into.
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PostPosted: December 4th, 2014, 6:30 pm 
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Steve Griffith wrote:
A Thousand Campfires by Jay Massey

I will never forget finally getting to meet him and the time he took to talk to my children. What an influence for so many of us...


This and bowhunting Alaskas Wild rivers.

Jay's books were good reads

I loved Bows on theLittle Delta.

I think Don Thomas' book "How Sportsmen Saved the world" is one f the best, most interesting books I haveread in years and recommend it to everyone.


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Home by the River
Archibald Rutledge

Purification Ceremony
Mark T. Sullivan

The Indian Tipi
Reginald & Gladys Laubin

Ishi & Elvis
Jim Hamm

The Adventures of Fred Bear
Fred Bear Field Notes

Legends of the Longbow series

Best of Traditional Bowhunter
Wensel

Bowhunting Alaska's Wild Rivers
Jay Massey

The Bowyer's Craft
Jay Massey

A Thousand Campfires
Jay Massey

Longbows in the Far North
Don Thomas

The Witchery of Archery
Maurice Thompson

Bowhunting Rutting Whitetails
Gene Wensel

In Pursuit of Trophy Whitetails
Roger Rothhaar

The Double Helix
Don Thomas

Instinctive Shooting
G. Fred Asbell

In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick

Bows on the Little Delta
Glenn St. Charles

Backwoods Bucks
David Bickish

Bush Plane Bowman
David Bickish

Bowhunting for Mule deer
Dwight Schuh

Bowhunting for Elk
Dwight Schuh

Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans
Jim Hamm

Hunting the Osage Bow
Dean Torges

The Hot Zone
Richard Preston

Lord of the Flies

Buckskin and Bone (post graduate buck hunting)
Gene Wensel

Once upon a Tine (the crooked hat chronicles)
Barry Wensel

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PostPosted: December 4th, 2014, 9:32 pm 
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All good books mentioned.
Not archery related,but any books by Peter Hatheway Capstick.
and a favorite of mine is The Year Long Day - by A.E.Maxwell and Ivar Ruud.


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PostPosted: December 4th, 2014, 10:16 pm 
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Thanks Cory

Ok, now I feel guilty for not adding more, as mine can be such a long list, {All of Massey's books}, here is some more, several already mentioned like Gene's Bowhunting Rutting Whitetails, which turned my life upside down trying to replicate some of his and Barry's success. I love Barry's book...Once Upon a Time
You have to read Rothaar's books if you are a serious WT bowhunter...
Mike Mitten's , One with the Wilderness is great...amazing experiences
No one has mentioned Swinehart's books, Sagittarius and Out of Africa
I have enjoyed MR James last book and his earlier Unforgettable Bowhunters
Bertlan's, Whitetail Masters
Home at last is the Hunter, by Chip Gross fiction (not bowhunting, but he captures a young boys
experience(s) hunting turkeys) at least several of mine

DVD's; Bowhunting October Whitetails, still is entertaining, holds many memories of my boys and I sitting down and watching it over and over.
Elk Fever with Larry Jones and Dwight Schuh is a great older Elk Video
In the Blood, is not a bowhunting dvd, but does a good job of capturing the spirit
OK, I will quit


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Two books I've recently read are Meateater and American Buffalo by Steve Rinella. The first is a good read about his growing up, the second is a REALLY good read if you have any interest in hunting Alaska and the history of buffalo in North America.


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2014, 11:47 am 
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"Toxophilus in Arcadia", Thompson to complement "The Witchery of Archery"

No jokes but "Deliverance". Loads of archery stuff in that book


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Longbow - A Hunting Life by Jay Campbell

Tension on the String - by Mark Baker

Campfire Reflections - by TJ Conrads

My Neck of the Woods - by Bryce Lambley

Have Bow, Will Travel - by Don Thomas

The Traditional Way - by Fred Anderson

Here's an old one, written in old terms and sort of a "how to" book: Bucks and Bows - by Walter Perry (1953)


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Just got done watching The Rivers Divide by Donnie Vincent and have to say one of the best videos I have seen well worth the $20. Guys he is after a Deer named Steve and it's just a well told heart felt story. You can really tell the passion Donnie has, something missing in a lot of hunting videos I see today. Just a fantastic well done film, one I will be watching again real soon
Www.donnievincent.com

Can't wait to see his other films !

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Not archery related, but older interesting hunting and adventure books: Dersu the Trapper by V K Arsenev and The Year-long Day by A E Maxwell and Ivan Rudd.
And nobody has mentioned M.R. James, Of Blind Pigs and Big Bucks and My Place.
Nor any of the adventure books by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. Talk about a step back in time!


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