Gone Huntin’ Again!: Hunting & Guiding Adventures from BC’s North Coast to the Cassiars$55.00
by Pat Ferguson
185 pp | Hardback
Pat Ferguson is an old time raconteur of the finest kind. He cut his teeth in the ranch country of British Columbia and has walked and climbed and ridden horses through the wildest places that the mountains have to offer. As a hunting guide, Ferguson has had extensive experience in remote game fields and packed out trophies like sheep, goats, moose and grizzly bears for paying clients. He has also mentored his sons in all the backwoods skills needed to pursue the hardest hunts at the timberline fringe.
In this, his third book, “Fergie” takes the reader along the trail – and on fly-in hunts - as he leads others in search of mountain goats, stone sheep, caribou and moose. He is a master at finding the humour in a tough situation and never afraid to have the last laugh on himself. Through full coulour photographs and lively text, the author takes the reader into the backcountry at a breakneck pace with a full pack and a thirst for adventure. For those who love a good story, Ferguson shares the good times and the often hard life of a wilderness hunting guide.
gone hunting Out there ‘do’ in it’$25.00
Book 1 – lessons
Thirty years ago I watched the stroke of a red pen decimate my incomprehensible sentences as I tried to capture the adventures. My love for being out there in the mountains ‘do’in it’ has never been stronger.
I write from the heart and these days I share those experiences. It is hard to believe I started my working life as an accountant because I don’t have many credits in the bank. I have been spending those funds as quickly as they come in, my entire life, but I have accumulated a mind full of amazing savings. I work very hard as I know this provides me with the funds to go hunting at any opportunity. Hunting is my excuse to get out there into the back blocks of the South Pacific.
Writing my own series about those adventures is a dream come true.
I hope everyone enjoys the read and becomes inspired to live their dream.
Well, the rusa book has finally arrived. Chapters in the book include evolution, ecology and habits, indigenous ranges, the history of introductions of the species to Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Mauritius. Also covered is information on how to judge a trophy rusa stag, the antler scoring systems and includes never (before) seen photos and personal recounts and photos.
This book ‘Rusa‘ includes additional input from some very experienced rusa men, past and present. Renowned New Caledonian rusa outfitter, Murray Thomas, provides the guide outfitting history of New Caledonia. Containing tales of world record trophy rusa obtained from New Caledonia over the years. Dave Barraclough recounts his personal experiences with the New Zealand rusa herds from living amongst the rusa deer and working in the deer’s habitat.
Not only does the book cover all things rusa, it also explores the Australian hunting culture and the failed sika deer release in New South Wales, Australia, that had previously gone un-publicised.
The book is hardcover, 210mm wide by 300mm high with 312 pages filled with nearly 100,000 words (actually 97,862 words to be exact) of informative information and 566 photos.