THE DEER HUNTER'S BIBLE by George Laycock

THE DEER HUNTER'S BIBLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Deer hunting, as the experienced Mr. Laycock describes it, is the most hardworking ""leisure"" activity that a man can elect. From the animal lore to the tracking and from bow or bullet to the butchering this is a fact-crammed addition to the Outdoor Bible Series. It covers all the deerslayer needs to know as well as many things it might never occur to him to question (e.g. equipment should include many changes of socks-- feet have to be as good as trigger fingers). A full chapter on the bow and arrow techniques employed in deer hunting and an explicit section on the hazards encountered with this game emphasize the author's most obvious point- that there is a lot more to this than buying a license and shouldering a weapon. All of the types of deer native to North America, their regional differences and the adjustments that hunters must make to various terrain are covered knowledgeably. The book is conversational and anecdotal in tone and style -- as good for browsing as for the specific question. There is nothing else around that is quite like it or nearly as complete and if Mr. Laycock's reading of deer demography is correct, the deer population is going to increase and/or hold steady, while the number of hunters will continue to rise who will profit from this book.

Pub Date: Aug. 2nd, 1963
Publisher: Doubleday