This book is a revised and an updated version of the Authors first two books: Hunting Big Woods Bucks and Big Woods Bucks Volume II. In this newest edition, Hal combines both books into one easy-to-read and understand version, with highlights and new information since his first two books were written. Follow Hal through the woods as he breaks down and explains the "Big Woods" and how to hunt the bucks that inhabit it from his forty years of experience hunting them.
Tracker and BWB Team Member Mark Scheeren takes the reader through a lifetime of hunting experiences in the big woods of Maine and the Adirondacks, as well as the willow choked river banks of Montana and forest lined farms of Upstate NY. Where most books on the subject of hunting spend their pages on specific tactics and strategies to hunt deer, Mark goes through the chronologic tale from his childhood to his late forties of discovering and learning the art of still-hunting and tracking whitetails in some of the toughest whitetail terrain on earth. Part of that journey describes a turning point at age 36 when he spent a week hunting with Master Tracker and Guide Hal Blood. In this narrative, the expert will certainly find relatable tales, and the greenest of newcomers to the hunting world will benefit just the same. Mark’s willingness to describe the struggles and the emotions involved in the learning curve, along with his stories of success, brings a balance to the book that is missing in much of today's sterile, canned, media centered outdoor presentation. This book is a refreshing and valuable piece for anyone looking to seek adventure and the skills to improve their hunting skills and track down a wildness whitetail.
Come along with me on the track as I take 25 Big Woods Bucks, starting with the very first one that I tracked down. Everything I learned about hunting these majestic bucks, was from following hundreds of bucks over the past almost 40 years. These bucks took me to their haunts and showed me how they lived. The life of a buck is written in his tracks and by following them, you are living their learning how to use that information to outwit them. Over those years, I developed a system for consistent success and in this book, I lay out that system in a wat that anyone can follow. A mature Big Woods Whitetail buck is in my opinion the most difficult animals to take in North America. I hope that this book inspires you to take up the challenge of hunting these great creatures. Good luck on the trail! Hal