New for 2003
With a new introduction by Lamar Underwood, former editor
of Sports Afield.
HOW TO BAG THE BIGGEST BUCK OF YOUR LIFE.
It's the book that started
instructional hunting literature as we know it, one of the most sought after
books in the hunting world, and it's in print again.
Larry Benoit had spent decades tracking and taking deer in the mountains of
northern Vermont before he set down the first word about hunting, and the result
was an instant classic. He is a tracker in the old sense of the word, a smart
hunter who works hard for his trophies. He doesn't sit on stumps, waiting for a
deer to wander by, and he doesn't cruise back roads in a car: He hunts.
In HOW TO BAG THE BIGGEST
BUCK OF YOUR LIFE, he shows how.
It's a book for the hunter just learning to love the woods, and it's a book for
the old hand who wants to spend some time with one of the most experienced
hunters ever to walk the northern forests. It's one of the gems of hunting
Back Cover Copy
Since its first printing in January 1975, How to Bag the
Biggest Buck of Your Life has quite literally become a legendary book. There is
no denying that the whitetail deer is the greatest game animal in North America.
And there are a lot of good books on hunting the whitetail. Why has this one
become a publishing legend?
First, the prose is superb. From the first section on ridge runner bucks to a
final chapter on Larry Benoit’s thoughts about what being a deer hunter means
to him, the book reads beautifully. It is engaging and illuminating, the words
But the book goes beyond that, as it has a sense of spirit of frontier-like
freedom and opportunity. Larry Benoit looks at the mountains as our pioneer
forefathers saw them.
Another thing about Larry Benoit and his hunting is that he is a family man, one
who dedicated himself to raising his sons to share the hunting trails with him,
The fact that Larry’s sons are also great hunters says a lot about his
character and strengths. He obviously has taken the time and care to share with
his boys what they need to know to be good hunters and good men.