This heavily illustrated large format 300-page book takes the reader on the author’s adventure as he spends a half-century hunting in North America, Europe, and Africa with an assortment of black-powder guns and components. Not content with shooting deer with the latest in-line rifles, Hovey took on small game with rifles, pistols, and muskets; the world’s largest fowl with muzzleloading muskets, shotguns, and rifles; and African game with a black-powder muzzleloading double rifle. The guns used were as varied as the game. They included matchlock, flintlock, percussion, and 209-primed original, replica and modern muzzleloading firearms. Although some hunts were sponsored, the majority were self-financed, and available to anyone. Those who read the author’s adventures in as they were published in Dixie Gun Works’ Blackpowder Annual, Muzzle Blasts, Blackpowder Hunting, and numerous other publications will enjoy revisiting these interesting, and often humorous stories. Some have been combined with fact-filled chapters covering small game, upland game, waterfowl, big game and African hunting while others remain mostly intact. The variety of guns, species taken and the innovative hunting approaches used are unmatched in modern times. Those who want a “new” look at an “old” aspect of the hunting sports will not be disappointed. Publication credits include thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, 13 previous books and he is now the Corresponding Editor for Gun Digest covering black-powder guns and hunting. Including shipping, the book is available for $27.77 by mail order for U.S. orders. Send a check with shipping instructions to Whitehall Press-Budget Publications, 1325 Jordan Mill Pond Road, Sandersville, GA 31082. For bulk purchases inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org. Often the best available price for this book will be at AuthorHouse and it is also available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
X-Treme Muzzleloading as an E-book is now available at AuthorHouse, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all electronic book sellers.
Is the most comprehensive book ever written on the modern crossbow as a hunting instrument. Starting with a brief section on the history of this hunting tool, the book quickly proceeds through a series of heavily illustrated chapters to describe the features of a variety of modern crossbows in several price ranges. Rather than being a catalogue, this book features hunting techniques and the tested capabilities of crossbows as the author describes his experiences on hunts from Georgia to Alaska. He includes some of his own hunts where he took deer, bear and alligators with the crossbow and others' experiences hunting lion, Cape and Asian buffalo. He views the crossbow as part of the archery continuum. A youngster, under adult supervision, can shoot his first deer at about eight-years old using a crossbow that fits him and can take any North American deer at close range. As he ages he can progress to the compound bow and fall back on his crossbow should he become injured. At an older age the crossbow can extend a hunter's ability to hunt another 20 or 30 years beyond the time that he can pull a hunting-weight bow. Existing copies of the softcover book are available from bookstores for a retail price of $19.95 and also from Amazon.com and other Web outlets so long as copies last. I have some stock remaining which may be ordered by sending me an e-mail to email@example.com for $25.00 which includes shipping.
Crossbow Hunting will continue to be available as an E-book from Amazon.com and other E-book sources.
Is now out of print, but is still available from the author. This book is similar to the author's other titles in that it takes a comprehensive look at the subject starting from choosing basic equipment, rigging a bowfishing boat, methods of bowfishing, the fish that may be taken and concludes with chapters on cleaning and cooking the fish. There is no other sport where usually an unlimited amount of game may be taken, from almost anywhere in the country, provide some of the best-eating fish that exist and improves the fishery at the same time. After the book was published the author took a 30-day trip bowfishing from Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, to Grays Harbor, Washington State. Using an old boat, worse-looking trailer and a 4-hp. engine, he bowfished the Savannah, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Yellowstone and Columbia rivers and many smaller bodies of water. The biggest fish was a Washington carp that weighed over 50 pounds. Nearly all of these fish were eaten by the author or others. This is a sport where almost anyone can participate since the draw weight of bowfishing bows of about 30 pounds. This book may be ordered from the author by sending a check to Wm. Hovey Smith, 1325 Jordan Mill Pond Rd., Sandersville, GA 31082 in the amount of $20.00 for U.S. orders.