Richard C. Rattenbury, Boone and Crockett Club, $49.95, Hardcover.
 Richard C. Rattenbury, Boone and Crockett Club, $49.95, Hardcover.

Hunting is as much a part of the American story as any aspect of this country’s development. This work focuses on big-game hunting in the 19th century, whether for sustenance, sport or monetary reward. Through narrative and period anecdotes, Richard C. Rattenbury (Packing Iron: Gunleather of the Frontier West) colorfully recounts the techniques and tools of the American hunter, from the primitive methods of American Indians to the refined arms of European adventurers, to the market hunters—finally leading to the establishment of the modern hunter-conservation groups. This interesting read is a must-have for any student of frontier history

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