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SOME MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS WE RECOMMEND
HERE ARE SOME BOOKS WE RECOMMEND
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The Low Life and Up to Low
Brian Doyle is an award-winning author who writes beautifully-detailed stories set in Ottawa and the Gatineau Hills. He tells tales of long ago, in such convincing first-person prose that my youngest grandson thought the author really was over 100 years old when he wrote The Low Life. His books are a joy to read to youngsters, who will then read them again and again. Adult readers will appreciate the dry humour and rich detail that shows how people really worked, played, survived and triumphed in the Gatineau Hills, one hundred years ago.
Tracking and the Art of Seeing
Paul Rezendes’s wonderful book is not just about what tracks and scat look like, or how to follow an animal and find the next track. His premise is that you must know the animal, and eventually begin to perceive the world as the animal perceives it, in order to find it where it lives. His work is scholarly without being pedantic, and eminently readable, with appeal for young and not-so-young readers. The photographs are gorgeous, and the illustrations can be appreciated by both experienced woodsmen and curious children. You will wear the covers off this one! I have not read his book The Wild Within, but several other members of my team have, and highly recommend it to those who appreciate and wish to deepen their connection with wilderness and wildlife.
Big Bucks the Benoit Way and Benoit Bucks
I first heard about Larry Benoit in the 1970’s. I read about these two books in The Maine Sportsman, and I bought and read them both in the same week. The Benoits hunt in country very much like the Gatineau Hills, so their methods are very easy to understand. I like the way they do things. The books are also a feast for the eyes, with some amazing pictures of impressive accumulations of trophies, as well as photographs from the field.
Whitetail Spring, Whitetail Summer, Whitetail Autumn, and Whitetail Winter
Written by John Ozoga, this set of books is one of the best Christmas gifts I have ever received. Well-researched and annotated, with a wealth of photographs, they combine the readable style and visual impact of coffee-table books with the organization and depth of information found in textbooks. The information in these books is as correct and complete as any source I have ever found. If you want to learn everything about whitetail deer, start here. Mr. Ozoga also wrote Aggressive Behavior of Whitetail Deer.
The Maine Sportsman
This is another Christmas gift, and one that keeps on giving. It is a monthly newspaper-style periodical, published in Maine, covering every imaginable topic regarding fishing, hunting, trapping, boating, wildlife and the wilderness. Regular columnists are credible, entertaining, and informative. Intelligent discussions about trends in legislation, conservation, gun control and resource management leave room for lively editorial comment on the same topics. It’s a great place to advertise, and an equally great place to peruse the ads for real estate, outfitters, hunting and fishing equipment, and just about anything else an outdoorsman might need.
Ontario Out of Doors
This monthly magazine comes highly recommended by friends who hunt and fish. It covers timely topics like conservation and legislation, as well as timeless topics like finding the big fish and big bucks.