The Total Outdoorsman Manual
Want to hunt better? Fish smarter? This guide's step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs detail more than 370 skills to help you get you more fish and game, save you from danger, and make you the most competent guy in camp. There are suggestions for tracking a buck, cooking wild game and mastering bowhunting and advice on dealing with mean bears and the best techniques for flyfishing and baitcasting. The book also covers essential gear for outdoor activities, and field reports further the theme of each chapter. Editor-at-large T. Edward Nickens, who is based in North Carolina and co-wrote the guide with editors of Field and Stream magazine, shares personal adventures in "Trout Madness" and "Death Trap." Published by Weldon Owen in San Francisco. Flexicover, 320 pages, $25.