|About the Book|
At the heart of this book is a theory that claims to boil deer-hunting success down to seven simple fundimental things that you must do. The trick is that according to the theory, these seven rules all work together as a system but not singlularly.MoreAt the heart of this book is a theory that claims to boil deer-hunting success down to seven simple fundimental things that you must do. The trick is that according to the theory, these seven rules all work together as a system but not singlularly. The book supports this theory very nicely while debunking a number of deer hunting myths. More importantly it gives great tips about the five thousand details required in order to follow these rules. Not knowing one of these details is most often what will cause you not to get a deer that you should have killed. These details include some good advice about the selection of important gear, your stand location, clothing, position of your weapon, and the decision about when to make your move. Rather than getting heavy into a lot of deer biology, more focus is placed on sharpening the hunters skills as a predator species, especially with the use of your eyes and ears and with thinking more strategically. One chapter is dedicated to archery and another is specifically for gun hunters. However, the bulk of the books advice applies equally well for both guns and bow hunters.There is also an underlying theme suggesting that hunters are marketted to with a great deal of hype and misinformation about special techniques and gadgets. These often cost a lot of money, may not improve your success rate and could distract you from good basic hunting style.Although the book is written to be a good practical, no-bull guide, to increased success, some parts of it are humorous or surprisingly spiritual and personally touching. The chapter about the Hunting Gods is a good example of this.If your father along with your uncles and a half-dozen good friends taught you all about deer-hunting, and if they all had thirty-some years of experiance, and if they could remember to tell you all of the five thousand details they learned over the years, that would be what you would find contained in this book.