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Hunting, Trapping & Shooting

Selected Books

Capstick, Peter Hathaway
Death in A Lonely Land: More Hunting, Fishing , and Shooting on Five Continents
SK33 .C339 1990
Following the success of Last Horizons, Peter Capstick now presents a second volume of pieces culled from such magazines as Outdoor Life, NRA's American Hunter, Guns & Ammo, and Petersen's Hunting.
The Complete Hunter
Doug Painter and the editors of Field & Stream
q SK33.C5895 2004
The Complete Hunter is a book intended for hunters with any level of experience and covers: the best way to hunt white-tailed deer; how to choose bowhunting gear; care and safety for your firearm; how to hunt turkeys; the best methods for hunting pheasants, grouse, doves, quail, and other upland birds; and, how to hit your mark in all shooting sports, including trap, skeet, and sporting clays.
Engh, Douglas
Archery Fundamentals
GV1185.A74 2005
Fergus, Charles
Gun Dog Breeds: A Guide To Spaniels, Retrievers, And Pointing Dogs
SF428.5.F37 2002
This book covers the history, physical characteristics, temperaments, and field capabilities of the more than thirty dog breeds used to hunt gamebirds. It also gives advice on how to select a breed and pick a puppy.
The Gigantic Book Of Hunting Stories
Edited By Jay Cassell
This volume has something for everyone who hunts--its selections celebrate hunting for big game, small game, waterfowl, turkeys, African game, and more.
The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told
Edited By Lamar Underwood
SK33.G79 2000
The true stories here feature a variety of game, in locations that range from high Yukon Territory mountain peaks to lowland swamps off of Mobile Bay, Alabama. This is an indispensable volume for all lovers and students of the natural world.
Spencer, Jim
Guide To Trapping
SK283.S56 2007
This Stackpole book is a complete guide to trapping raccoon, muskrat, mink, otter, beaver, and a variety of other species.

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  • Field & Stream Magazine
    Field & Stream's website contains the table of contents of the current issue, selected articles and columns.
  • Midwest Outdoors
    Hunting and fishing information west of the Appalachians
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
    An annual event held the 3rd Saturday in September.
  • The National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
    Publishes a magazine called American Hunter
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
    The NWTF is a 450,000-member grassroots, nonprofit organization with members in 50 states, Canada and 11 other foreign countries. It supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport. On their website you can learn about the wild turkey and about conservation.
  • Outdoor Life Magazine
    Sections on Hunting, Fishing, Survival.
  • Pheasants Forever
    Pheasants Forever is a nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1982 in response to the decline of the ringneck pheasant population. Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. There are 10 local chapters in Pennsylvania including the Tri-County (Washington, Fayette and Greene counties), Somerset County, and Laurel Highland.