Title: Hard Hunting
Publisher: Winchester Press, NY
Publication Date: 1978
Illustrator: Photo Illus in b&w
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Type: Hunting
Book top front corner slightly bumped. 182pp. Blue cloth. 1st Ed. with complete number line. Tight, square, bright copy. Firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($9.95). Photo illus. in B&W. Backpack wilderness hunting in British Columbia. Up in the rooks with the Goats. USPS Tracking provided. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16437
Synopsis: In this day and age of immediate e-mail transmissions, satellite phones, ATV's, infa-red imaging and other high-tech contrivances, it's refreshing to step back a mere 30 years and vicariously re-live true 'Hard Hunting.' Patrick Shaughnessy and Diane Swingle take the reader through a series of true 'blue collar' expeditions. As they relate assorted exciting hunts during a 2-month sojourn in British Columbia in the late summer and early fall of 1973, the reader - especially true outdoorsy types like myself - find themselves intrinsically involved in every step of their hunts. Both professional business-types at the time they embarked on their adventures, they leave the hustle and bustle of civilization and return to a lifestyle not seen since the days of the mountain men. Shaughnessy and Swingle are both excellent writers, and craft their assorted tales - each taking turns throughout the book - in thoughtful, yet easy-to-read styles. The final paragraph of the book is uncannily accurate in a forward-thinking way, and left this reader - 30 years after the words were written - intrigued at the truthfulness of it all. A great read!
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