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Hide, Horn, Fish, and Fowl: Texas Hunting and Fishing Lore (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society)

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Publisher Comments:

What would cause someone to withstand freezing temperatures in a cramped wooden box for hours on end, or stand in waist-high rushing waters, flicking a pole back and forth over and over—in many cases with nothing whatsoever to show for his efforts? Why is it that, into the twenty-first century, with the convenience of practically any type of red meat or fish available at the local supermarket, we continue to hunt game and fish on open waters? The answer is that no matter how sophisticated we think we are, no matter how technologically advanced we become, there is still something deep within us that beckons us to “the hunt.”

This desire creates the customs, beliefs, and rituals related to hunting—for deer, hogs, and other four-legged critters, as well as fish and snakes, and other things that perhaps aren’t physically alive, but capture our interest as much as the prey mentioned above. These rituals and customs lead to some of our most treasured stories, legends, and practices. This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society includes serious, introspective articles on hunting and fishing, as well as humorous tall tales and “windies” about the big ones that got away—all lore that reminds us of that drive that calls us to become predators again.

Book News Annotation:

Untiedt (English, Stephen F. Austin State U.) collects 36 articles and stories about hunting fish and game in Texas. Texas natives, writers, folklorists, and avid hunters discuss such topics as cultures associated with fox hunting and man hunting; traditional river fishing; deer, coon, rabbit, bird, and wild hog hunting; the hunt for treasures in lost mines; poachers; hunting dogs; women's experiences; and humorous accounts. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

No matter how sophisticated or technologically advanced we become, there is still something within that beckons us to “the hunt.” This desire creates the customs, beliefs, and rituals related to hunting—for deer, hogs, as well as fish and snakes, etc. These rituals and customs lead to some of our most treasured folklore. 

About the Author

KENNETH L. UNTIEDT is the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University, and is now an associate professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574413205
Author:
Untiedt, Kenneth L.
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Publications of the Texas Folklore Society
Series Volume:
67
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
55 bandw illus. Notes.
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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No matter how sophisticated or technologically advanced we become, there is still something within that beckons us to “the hunt.” This desire creates the customs, beliefs, and rituals related to hunting—for deer, hogs, as well as fish and snakes, etc. These rituals and customs lead to some of our most treasured folklore. 

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