The latest entry in Voyageur Press’ Majestic series focuses on the common deer of the West. Named by William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) for its enormous ears, this larger cousin of the more familiar whitetail is portrayed as the finest game animal in its range. The fact that this species inhabits some of the most beautiful country in the West, from deserts to temperate rain forests, adds to its appeal. Four chapters combine magnificent photographs of mule deer with the editors’ choice of the best tales of mule-deer hunting from seven outdoor writers. The stories range from straightforward to humorous, and in the era from 1897 to the 1980s. The photographs illustrating the stories are for the most part superb, featuring trophy buck deer, as would be expected in a book about hunting (though a doe or young spike buck occasionally sneaks in). The quality of the illustrations, and their meshing with the text, recommends this homage to mule deer for libraries with large collections on natural history or hunting. Nancy Bent –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The most popular and admired game animal in the Western United States, mule deer are found in some of North America’s most magnificent and rugged areas, from Baja California in Mexico through the American West to Alaska. We’re sure your admiration will extend to this trophy collection of classic and contemporary mule deer hunting stories that we’ve illustrated with world-class wildlife photography and historic hunting images. This ultimate tribute to mule deer is sure to evoke the thrill of the hunt from the comfort of your armchair and will undoubtedly inspire many hunting trips yet to come. Contributing authors include modern-day author Patrick McManus, and famous writers from the past, such as Ted Trueblood, Elliott Barker, Rutherford Montgomery, Charles F. Waterman, Ninetta Eames, and Hamilton M. Laing.
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Voyageur Press (December 14, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0896585387
- ISBN-13: 978-0896585386
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
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