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M700
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Posted: September 16 2018 at 10:42am | IP Logged Quote M700

Thanks to a good friend, I'm slowly paging through, one chapter at a time, an outstanding book on hunting!

The author, JY Jones, documented years of hunting, I think 41 different big game animals in North America... From whitetail deer to polar bear, bison, musk ox... All with a 30-06 Remington 700, an old 2-7x Redfield and two different handloads, the 165 gr Nosler Partition and the 200 gr Nosler Partition. A friend loaded all of his hunting ammo.

His writing is extraordinary. The photography is good.



In the forward to the book, Boddington refers to Jones as an "experiential" hunter. Someone who hunts for the experience of it, something I can well identify with, though I obviously don't have the financial resources to hunt as far and wide as either Jones or Boddington.

Jones' reverence for the country he hunts in, and the animals he pursues, comes through loud and clear. He's obviously a man of strong moral character.

It's a relatively huge book, physically. Think about a big encyclopedia or a large school textbook for comparison. I'm taking my time with it, and have only read a few chapters so far. Savoring each story, and frankly with writing of this caliber, I'm savoring each paragraph.

I'd heard of Jones, his hunts, his book. But until now I hadn't read his adventures. If you'd enjoy well-written hunting tales, perhaps over this winter, consider latching onto a copy of this fine book.

Regards, Guy

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Posted: September 16 2018 at 1:21pm | IP Logged Quote Paul B.

Guy, I have that book. I also have his "Impossible to Fail" about
regaining the right to import Polar Bear trophies. I also have his
"Lightspeed to babylon", a science fiction novel that is very good with a
great surprise ending.
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Posted: September 16 2018 at 6:57pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

That sounds like a good read. I'll have to pick up a copy.

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Posted: September 25 2018 at 5:27pm | IP Logged Quote Yeti

Thanks for the tip. Iíll look it up!

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