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Buck Tales: Stories From the Deer Stand (Paperback)
Buck Tales: Stories From the Deer Stand is a compilation of more than three dozen short stories written by Joe Shead, former managing editor of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine. Joe's storytelling captures all the emotions of deer hunting. You'll root for triumphant hunters shooting their first or biggest bucks and feel the heartbreak when the big buck gets away. Have a laugh at the antics of accident-prone hunting partners, and smile at the kinship of good hunting companions who would do anything for each other to help make the hunt successful. Sneak along as Joe unravels a buck track with fresh snow blanketing the evergreen forest and feel the sweat bead up on your forehead on a long deer drag in the big woods. Some of these yarns are straight up how it happened while others take a thoughtful, introspective look at the sport we love so much. Whether you're new to hunting or a seasoned veteran, you'll appreciate Joe's storytelling ability and feel like you're part of his hunting camp.
Some of these stories have previously appeared in Deer & Deer Hunting, Outdoor News and Northern Wilds, while several others have never before been published. In addition to these hunts for white-tailed deer, the final chapter, Bull Tales, takes you to the Alaskan wilderness where Joe's week-long solo moose hunt turned into a 10-day struggle for survival. You'll feel like you're right there as Joe strains to drag a fully loaded canoe down a shallow creek, shoots a rapids with an entire moose aboard - in the dark, and makes a last-ditch effort to hitchhike to his truck as he tries to pack out the bull moose he shot 20 miles from the nearest road
These timeless tales can be read over and over again. Whether you're reading curled up in front of a crackling fireplace at home or from the deer camp outhouse, Buck Tales will have you longing to go deer hunting