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How to Bag the Biggest Buck of Your Lifeby Larry Benoit
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With a new introduction by Lamar Underwood, former editor of Sports Afield.
"This is a simple, plain-talking, commonsense, and no-nonsense book on hunting the Whitetail," begins HOW TO BAG THE BIGGEST BUCK OF YOUR LIFE. It's the book that started instructional hunting literature as we know it, and it's in print again.
Larry Benoit had spent decades tracking and taking deer in the mountains of northern Vermont before he set down the first word about hunting, and the result was an instant classic. He is a tracker in the old sense of the word, a smart hunter who works hard for his trophies. He doesn't sit on stumps, waiting for a deer to wander by, and he doesn't cruise back roads in a car: He hunts. In HOW TO BAG THE BIGGEST BUCK OF YOUR LIFE, he shows how. Chapters include getting fit for the chase, learning to read tracks, advice on clothing and equipment, how to handle a rifle, and how to field dress and butcher your buck. Interspersed are anecdotes from his long career, including the saga of a 13-day pursuit of a savvy, 230-pound buck with 25-inch antlers.
It's a book for the hunter just learning to love the woods, and it's a book for the old hand who wants to spend some time with one of the most experienced hunters ever to walk the northern forests. It's one of the gems of hunting literature.
The deer hunting classic, finally back in print.
Since its first printing in January 1975, How to Bag the Biggest Buck of Your Life has quite literally become a legendary book. There is no denying that the whitetail deer is the greatest game animal in North America. And there are a lot of good books on hunting the whitetail. Why has this one become a publishing legend?
First, the prose is superb. From the first section on ridge runner bucks to a final chapter on Larry Benoit's thoughts about what being a deer hunter means to him, the book reads beautifully. It is engaging and illuminating, the words flowing seamlessly.
But the book goes beyond that, as it has a sense of spirit of frontier-like freedom and opportunity. Larry Benoit looks at the mountains as our pioneer forefathers saw them.
Another thing about Larry Benoit and his hunting is that he is a family man, one who dedicated himself to raising his sons to share the hunting trails with him, The fact that Larry's sons are also great hunters says a lot about his character and strengths. He obviously has taken the time and care to share with his boys what they need to know to be good hunters and good men.
About the Author
Larry Benoit, a native of Vermont, has been hunting deer since he was seven. He is frequently referred to as the best whitetail hunter in the United States, and has appeared in hunting videos like Tracking Big Bucks with the Benoits.
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