The best practice advice floating around today mirrors what Howard suggests almost exactly, and what he does works extremely well. However my favorite part about this book is that it talks about hunting not for the sake of going out and shooting an animal but for the sake of hunting. Red cloth, spine titled in gilt. A bit of dried tape residue also afflicts the bottom corners of the front and rear endpages. This book has helped tremendously, and has been a fantastic firsthand account of a fascinating man. Howard Hill, truly the world's greatest Archer!! The thoughts and feelings expressed by Howard Hill as he came to full draw on each of his adventures put me in the saddle or atop the mountain looking through his eyes. My recurve is only 58 and it is tough.
Having studied with one of his students I know there is more to it than he set to paper. I especially enjoyed his Florida bowhunting stories in Seminole country. At a caribou camp I was at a couple years ago a fellow arrowed a caribou at 120 yards. In fact, I was rather amused by the mismatch between the book title and the hunting stories: The author states that bow hunting is the 'hard way' but you really cannot tell that from the stories. Customer satisfaction is the foundation of our business! Hill is a legend and this book is a classic.
Also, the photos either did not reproduce well electronically, or originally had poor resolution. But reading proved to be interesting. Stories have been passed down to him over time and he had a very real interest in reading about his exploits. You should get it and read it. Howard Hill, truly the world's greatest Archer!! Maroon cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied. Considered by many to be the most sought-after archery title, this book is now back in print and full of the thrilling escapades of a bow and arrow purist.
Howard grew up about 25 miles from where I live. Howard attempts to describe making bows and other archery tackle. Note: We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library. Reading this I get the feel of how America was in the earlier aspect of the 1900s; a bit more wild and free. Of course, Hill, himself, was Hollywood doing a lot of stunt shooting. Admittedly, I've admired Howard Hill since I first read about him in Boy's Life magazine when I was much younger. I bought a second copy of this book to share with my archer friends.
Anyway, I do know Howard Hill's skill was close to incredible. It does have some pretty incredible stories, but they are all told in such a way that it is difficult to doubt their validity. Red cloth covered boards with black text on spine; Black decoration on front boards with negative space creating text. I found that storing my hunting gear in large containers that are labeled not only saves me time looking but also saves space. This is the classic book on archery, and the hunting of Big Game, and Little Game, including Big Fish under water with the Bow and Arrow. This book will inspire you to pick up your bow and go out and shoot. If you are involved with archery, this book belongs in your library.
I know you would enjoy it. The list of awards he won is impressive, including 196 Field Archery tournaments in a row. Water stain to back pastedown - maroon has bled through to top corner of last few pages - does not affect text. Afterwards, Hill, himself, came on stage doing fancy trick shooting. I found that the photo captions would not persist under the appropriate photos, but rather would shift over to the following photo. He has hunted and shot every kind of game animal on or near the continent of North America. Heck, laminated wood was a big deal! Not that the information contained is not still valid.
I've read some more of the Hill book and it is really good. Hunting the Hard way talks a lot about specifics in regard to how to hunt with a bow, and the basics on how to create some of your own archery gear. He often hunted for big game, but harvested small game to supply their camp with food. Hill was born in Alabama, 1900. And it will probably be the only time you ever read about hunting shark with a bow from the wrong side of the waters surface. A much sought after book for the Bow and Arrow affectionato! I used to have my gear all over the house, taking up space that I needed for other things. Archery conjures up many images--Robin Hood, the American West, wild safaris in Africa, and the simplicity of nature on a brisk October morning.
The book has not received its reputation because of its quality. Book Cover Hardcover Published Date 1987 Publisher Jerry Hill. From United Kingdom to U. I was flabbergasted as I am use to seeing way too many archers mess things up at just 20 or 25 yards. Bookseller: , New York, United States Wilcox and Follett Company, 1953.