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I have read quite a few books about backcountry hunting/wilderness survival. Im not gonna list them all, but I was wondering what books you guys/gals have read and would recommend.
 

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Les Stroud s book, and any military survival manual i can get. David Longs book is great as well for Mule deer.
 

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Not really backcountry but Meat Eater is a good read and I need to order up Billy Molls new book.
 

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I have read a chapter here n there of Mike Eastmans new book on Muleys it seems like a good one
 

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Another book you might like is "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting" by Frank Miniter. It's a fun totally pro hunting book. Has a bunch of cool little facts and will give you some good ammo to win any argument against anti-hunters. My wife read some of the book and even used some of the suggested arguments against some of her co workers that couldn't believe she hunted waterfowl with me.
 

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David Long's Public Land Mulies is a good read and so is Meateater by Steven Rinella. Another good one (read it a couple times) is Wildlife Wars by Terry Grosz. Its a bunch of short stories/adventures from one of the early game wardens in California. Check it out...
I am looking to read Les Stoud's next...
 

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Man-eaters of Kamaon is a good one while not related to North American hunting...

Whats the gist of the Man Eater book?
 

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The best that I have read so far was by Jose Ortega y Gasset "Meditations on Hunting." I also really enjoy most of Ruark and Capstick.
 

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Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival is a good "how to" on the basics. I need to read Les Stroud.
 

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Meateater is a bunch of short stories of hunting, fishing, trapping and the outdoors from childhood until present mixed with a bit of Steven's philosophy. I am about half way thru it liking it so far - just need to make the time to finish it up.
 
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"Crow Killer" about Jeremiah (John) Johnson (Johnston).

"Last of a Breed" by Louis LaMour.
 
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