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Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall. Random House. First Printing. Hi, My mom was given this book to her by a friend many years ago and she has had it tucked away. She gave it to me as she is getting up in age and I was wondering if it is worth anything. Clemens above when my copy was printed and I would guess that would have been the 1st edtion. I have a book titled on outside Don Juan, it is intricately tooled leather, with two colors, black and brown. Smith It was given to my great uncle by a friend in as is inscribed. Any information you could give me is appreciated, thank you for your time. I have a book by T. Published by A. Worthington in It has a preface by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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Any value , any interest? Merle, Thank you for your comment. I recently obtained 4 books and would like to obtain their values: 1. I have a 1st edition, 1st printing of grapes of wrath and a 1st edition, 1st printing of Sweet Thursday that is signed and inscribed. Please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website in order to find out what your books may be worth at auction: secure. Thank you very much for the informative article and thanking you in advance for any advice you may offer. New York D. Binding is intact. Has gilt gold brer rabbit on brown cover. Ripped blank page but still present. Also…I found The Deerslayer. Fenimore Cooper. I only find a reference to this publishing in a Pittsburg Gazette ad in The condition of the paper seems quite old.
Thank you, Adrian Stocks. To find out what these two books may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. It is an A4 size book. I am wondering what this may be valued at? I have several books that I would appreciate your professional opinion on: 1. Lippincott Company, First Edition 2. I have the two volume set of Dr. I want to donate them to a local auction and was wondering what the value range might be. I have two books I am interesting in getting a value for. A few websites have ranged from dollars, and have left me a little in the dark of what to expect.
It is in surprisingly good condition, with no tears or cracks, and only slight to moderate wear on the covers and binding. This edition is black, with the illustrated whale head breaching out of water on the cover, and the whale tail along the binding. Neither book has a jacket, but I believe neither originally came with one. Neither has any writing in the book, or any tears or cracks. Thank you for your time! I recently came upon a first edition American imprint of Wharton, J. The Law Lexicon, or Dictionary of Jurisprudence.
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I have a copy of The Patent Hat. This copy is or seems to be particularly old. How can I find information and value of this book. I hope you can help me. Brian, To find out what your book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. I have a set of 11 books, Charles Dickens,appear to have been first issued in , but the preface is dated Are in good condition, but have a library stamp on the inside blank leaf. Also a soft green leather edition with gold edging on pages of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte,second edition December 21st, with a note to the 3rd edition dated April 13th Has a handwritten name, dated Also a library stamp. Is there any value to any of these books?
New York: Nafis and Cornish. Published in Philadelphia by Mentz and Roboudt. Not sure if I have spelled everything right, the typeface is difficult to read. The cover had a lock which has deteriorated. Somehow my comment was deleted during a wait on reply. I hope you can tell me about an old book my Dad just acquired. Dear Christine, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. You may be able to find out more about your book on a used book website: abebooks , alibris , biblio , addall. Great information. I have looked on a few websites for pricing on two old books but without any luck.
Paper page edges are gold color gilded. Any assistenace would be appreciated. Banks in Scott C. Bone, who will find full particulars of himself in the dedication of this book! Thanks for the comment. I have beee trying to find information online about the pubplication date or possible worth of a book but I am unable to find any on the particular edition that I have. It is a Blue cloth covered with numbered pages. Do you have any information about this book? This book is signed. Also has several samples of binding that can be obtained. Other illustrations have a small page insert describing the illustration.. I have never been able to find any info on this second book.
Any help will be most appreciated. Cari Bubbico says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. December 11, at am Dear Ms. It was published in My copy is intact, no tears, and the only flaw is that the corner edges of the cover is slightly worn. I have no true idea of its worth nor do I know where it is best to sell it. I would appreciate your expert opinion. Hi my question is, I have the book, The Side of Paradise Fitzgerald, is without the dust cover but is on..
I am curious to know if this is a valuable book-all I can find on the Internet is about reprints in and so I am assuming this must be a worthwhile book to be still reprinting it. It is in pretty good condition apart from the back covering of the spine. Thanks for any info on the book! Hi John, Thanks for the comment. Happy holidays. I have a few books that I am trying to find info on. I do not see a date in 2 of them along with no copy right date. All have tissue paper over the illustrations. They appear to be leather bound.
But it could be some faux material. They all have the same designs on the spine. They are burgondy in color. Thank You for your time. Gary, Please fill out an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Happy holidays! I think the book is from the late , so before WW II. Published in Germany and survived the huge bookburning sessions of the Nazis. Do you have any idea of what it would be worth? Tom, To find out what this book may be worth at auction, please submit photos of the title page and copyright page using the auction evaluation form on our website: secure.
I have book in a Czechoslovakian dialect with a printed date of yes ! A person with a rudimentary knowledge of the language told me it is a biblical book. Unfortunately, I rescued the book from an incinerator so the top of the book is singed in one spot going down into the cover and title page about one inch. The cover is in very poor shape and the spine is virtually unreadable.
The pages are quite remarkable in their clarity. How do I determine if this book has any value? Thank you for your time and consideration. Jerry, Thanks for your comment. To find out what your book may be worth at auction, please send a photo of the title page and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Thank you for your article! Stokes, great condition, blue cloth lining — no illustration or design embossed on the cover — simply the title.
Presumably a christmas present from May to an unidentified recipient. Please submit photos of the book and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. I have stumbled across your webset by luck perhaps? I have a book published in July of if my reading of Roman numerals has not failed me from the Roycroft Shop, East Astoria. I have been tried to find a value on the book before my father died but it appears the prices are scattered all over the place.
The edition I own has a green suede cover, a hand-drawn portrait inside covered with vellum, the thick paper is not evenly cut to me-as an artist-it almost appears as handmade paper. Where would I find a more accurate price on this book? To find out what the value may be at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Hi, just6 wondering if there is a reply to my questions of Nov. I have inherited a large collection of old books. I have found one that came with a dust cover that is not paper but a flower printed cardboard. Signed by him as a Christmas gift Published by Dorrance and Company Philidelphia. It came with a post card to order new books, a bulletin with his picture announcing his new books and a reprint of an article from The Sunday Vindicator, May 8, with a detailed story of the author.
The book is in excellent condition. To find out what your books may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. It is a hard back in fairly good shape, has all the pages and a library stamp on the first blank pages. I have been quoted various prices from various people, few of whom i actually feel have any clue about what they are talking about. Is it an actual first edition? Any info or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I have an Grams unraveled Atlas of the world. To find out what your atlas may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure.
I paid bucks for it! To find out what your copy of Morals and Dogma may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Green cloth boards, no dust jacket. Book is in overall good condition. To find out what your Burroughs book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Can you help me with where to look to see if the book is worth something? Library of Congress catalog Card Number Addition to no. S for the Southern District of New York. There is a photo of Hampton Court covered by tissue paper in the front of the book.
Can you please tell me if this is worth anything. These books are not something we would handle at auction. Hello, My mother has a full set of Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedias from the s in perfect condition. They seem to be leather bound or some sort of very durable binding and have gold leaf on them. I also have 5 boxes of vintage books that my senior in-laws want me to sell. Also, do Christian Bibles ever accumulate much value? Bibles need to be very special to be valuable. Also, collectors are interested in first editions of different Bible translations, and other landmarks in Bible scholarship.
Caldwell Co. It was published by the John W. It does not give a year when they where published. These books appear to be quite old. I was wondering if you can determine what year they where published and the value of them. Thankyou for your time. I have a copy of Narratives and Adventures of Travellers in Africa. The book is in poor shape, with fading on the cover,spine and back, and the binding inside has separated. I could not find a date anywhere, though the cover says Alta Edition. What does make this book interesting is that it was bound backward. Does this make a book any more valuable? Philip gives the book Martin Luther year, luther on its last page make notes about it in Latin.
Apparently the book was in the City Library in Subotica — Serbia at that time Kingdom of yogoslavia until when Subotica was occupied by Hungarians. After that this and number of other valuable books has gone missing! Any information about this book will be greatly appreciated. Also do you know how would one go about searching for such book? Thanks to Google Books I have complete pdf file of the Austrian book. I have a red letter new testament bible Lic. Lay of the bell. This is what is engraved on the front cover. It is published by Charles Schribner, copyright What are your thoughts? Can you tell be approximate value range of and or direct me perhaps to a Biblical specialty site for:. Edited and prefaced by R. New York: John Wurtele Lovell. This is from the private library of E.
Randall of Baker University signed and dated November 24, Please tell me a value. This Charles Lamb book is not something we would handle at auction. The cover is not in great shape, and the binding is very loose. While there are a few pages that are soiled by time, the illustrations show very little signs of fading and are in overall great shape. The book was a gift from the first dean of the Duke Law School, and has an inscription from him not sure if this hurts the value or not. I have an antique book Love-songs of childhood by eugene field copyright and one hundred narrative poems by scott, foresome and company copyright and some other antique books in very good condition im curious of the worth.
All pages intact with no tears. Any thoughts? Any ideas on it? Collier Pub. All Blue with gold print Sinclair Lewis imprint on front with sig. Hi Phyllis, To find out what your Sinclair Lewis and Robert Louis Stevenson books may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. I have a copy of Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert…dated by Bibliotheque-charpentier printed in french. Book is bound in brown leather and marbled colored front and back. Is this a book of any value? Valerie — Thanks for the comment. The publishing date is sept. I have not been able to find a copy for sale anywhere.
Is this book worth anything? I am not a book collector but I enjoy antiques. I currently have a book that I believe is an original print as in printed in the year indicated from titled Tasker Jevons; The Real Story. I currently have this book for sale on eBay. Good luck with the sale. Front and back cover OK. The spine is in bad shape. Chris, To find out what your book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. I have a agamemnon of aedchylus translated by robert browning, with half of the pages uncut at the top. Lovell and Company. The pages are yellow how much is this worth? This Charles Dickens book is not something we would handle at auction. It is in excellent like new condition with a dust cover.
It has never been checked out. Ville Du Havre November 23, from Mrs. Adams of Augusta, Georgia. Written at Sea November 28, I have been trying to look up a book now for a long time. I can not find it any where. I would like to find the value to know how safe of an area I should keep it in. Thank you for your help! Heath Robinson. The person I got it from received it in Is there any value to this book. This Hans Christian Andersen book is not something we would handle at auction. Temple Univ. Robey Is it worth anything? Marge, This real estate book is not something we would handle at auction. The value of this H. I have 6 paperback books from the Riverside Literature series. Dates range from Do these books have any value? Thank you so much for your help. This Riverside Literature series is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction.
Very informative article. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise. My sister has three books she would like some information on please. She said it was published by the Worthington Company. She says it is in fair condition. Thompson, fair condition, published date by Lovell and Corele Group? I believe he served in in Chile. The copyright has first then It was first published by Phillips Mulbrey? It is in worn condition. I have a not great condition book some of the binding at the bottom is torn off and pages very yellowed Arlington Edition of David Copperfield.
Cover is hard and intact but a 1 cm gash and edges worn. Published New York; Hurst and Co. Inside Back cover has an ad for Sohmer and Co. Hi Kelly, This David Copperfield book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. I have a few old books that I am wondering if your auction would be interested in. Alcott 2. Websters Handy Dictionary illustrated. Merriam then under it says by Eloise W. Wood and Mrs. Abbie Wood Steward and under that has a W. I see nothing of dates. It is a Bible that my grandmother had. There is no date anywhere other than handwritten is Harley Pursley born Apr 23, Hi Lisa, These old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction.
I have a copy of Henry Noel Humphries, ed. One page is free from the binding but it is otherwise very good condition. Can you please give an idea of the value? Kathryn, This book is not something we would handle at auction. Most were not bought as collector items, I think. Perhaps Mssr. Lomax was a real character, or perhaps a fictitious name inscribed by an ambitious book dealer.
Nothing against any book dealers, by the way. Tonson and S. Book is in excellent shape. However, it has a fake dust jacket marked Facsimile Dust Jackets L. Should I try to sell it with or without the fake cover? What is an estimated value either way? Green cover with gold emboss. Copyright by Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Boston and New York Riverside press Cambridge. It has been stored in a musty basement for years. Two of the volumes appear to be signed.
I plan to donate these to the Poetical Society, but would like to know what their value might be? The pages appear to be all there and I can see only one handwritten pencil note on the inside—in German. A masterpiece. Like a fable, this has become a part of our cultural consciousness. Santiago's simple heroism is a benchmark for all who persevere and endure. My big fish must be somewhere. Many years ago when I read The Old Man and the Sea I thought it was going nowhere, that it was too simple and ordinary to be of any consequence. On a second reading, however, my view changed and I ended up loving it.
What I mistook for repetition was a literary device for emphasis and the boat, like the story, that I judged to be unmoving in the rolling seas was caught in a whirlpool churning the waters in its depth so that the boat and the old man at the sea were n My big fish must be somewhere. What I mistook for repetition was a literary device for emphasis and the boat, like the story, that I judged to be unmoving in the rolling seas was caught in a whirlpool churning the waters in its depth so that the boat and the old man at the sea were never at rest till the end. Although grounds for comparison do not exist, reading this novella, Orhan Pamuk came to mind. It's their ability to weave the many similar threads of narrative into a stunning improvisatory whole that turns a small, and prima facie simple, scenario that might be covered in a few pages into an expanded mass of words that transcends the boundaries of its immediate context to inform on larger human struggle.
Repetition or artistic improvisation, when done well, is fascinating and here Orhan Pamuk and Ernest Hemingway appear brothers-in-arms. You start with a pin prick of a view that widens and opens out into a wide vista giving you a clear view of the clutter of human ethos. Like his so many stories it's a tale of a heroic struggle but only inasmuch as a frail-legged ant suffers to get a tiny lump of sugar to its colony to claim its superiority on the lesser types.
A knackered old man dreaming on the seas of a big catch in a boat fit for the axe of a lumberjack with a young boy for a helper do not evoke the romantic world of heroic battles fought by the gun-wielding machismo of Hemingway's other stories. This is something simpler in its setting yet more profound in its humanistic import. A piece of writing - a prose story or a poem - becomes great because it has no single, fixed, literal meaning that forbids imagination. It is the reader who picks up the idea consistent with the subjective conditions of his own worldview, interpreting the text, changing it, and then getting changed by it in turn. This novella lends itself to interpretation on multiple levels and, for its rich imagery of natural elements and human emotions, remains one of the very best Hemingway offered us.
October View all 53 comments. Jun 17, Brina rated it really liked it Shelves: pulitzer-winner , classics , novella. Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the masters of American 20th century fiction. Garnering from his life experiences, his novels reflect on his time as a newspaper reporter and correspondent in a Europe during both the inner war and war years. A member of the lost generation, Hemingway was the first of his group to have a major work published.
In addition to all of the accolades bestowed upon him, Hemingway is considered along Steinbeck to be a master storyteller, especially of short stories. The crowning achievement to an illustrious career, The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in , less than ten years before Hemingway's death. Santiago is an older fisherman in Havana. He is content fishing and contemplating on his life while finding out the daily baseball scores.
His favorite ball player is Joe DiMaggio because his father was a famed fisherman. As a younger man, Santiago was considered the strongest man in Havana, one time outlasting a negro from Cienfuegos in a twenty four hour arm wrestling duel. Yet, despite his fame and accomplishments as a fisherman, Santiago's luck has run out on hm. As an older man, her needs help from a boy to complete his daily fishing hauls and tasks, and has not caught a fish in 84 days. In spite of this run of poor luck, Santiago still returns to the seas on a daily basis, hopeful to catch the big fish that has alluded him for his entire life.
Because of lack of successes, his boy has turned to another, lucky fishing boat. Santiago has to go at it alone, with only two fishing lines and baits. Determined to catch that big one, he sets out even with the dangers of sea, especially sharks, knowing that each journey into the water could be his last. Yet, this is subsistence and sustenance for many people on an island, so Santiago persists at his task. His voyage for the big fish becomes more than a fishing trip but his contemplating life, bestowing his wisdom on both the fishing trade and life knowledge on the younger generations.
This is without the assurance that he will even catch a fish or if this determination to catch the big one will be his last voyage. From this page novella, one can see glimpses of Hemingway's greatness. His sentences are full of imagery and imparting the wisdom of a rich life. As an older man, he himself enjoyed fishing and Santiago mirrors how Hemingway spent his later life. I have read a number of Pulitzers, and while the writing of this novella is enriching, I am left wondering if perhaps Hemingway won the award here as a crowning jewel on his life body of work. The story was captivating and full of messages yet a novella, rather than a novel. Perhaps, unbeknownst to me, this powerful novella was the best work of fiction in its given year and worthy of the award.
In my quest to read the Pulitzers, I am glad that I was finally lead to read Hemingway. It is clear to me that he is a master of his craft, and I look forward to reading his further work. The Old Man and the Sea looks back on an enriching life and won Hemingway a deserving award, if not for his lifetime of writing. View all 17 comments. He could not see by the slant of the line that the fish was circling. It was too early for that. He just felt a faint slackening of the pressure of the line and he commenced to pull on it gently with his right hand. It tightened, as always, but just when he reached the point where it would break, line began to come in. He slipped his shoulders and head from under the line and began to pull in line steadily and gently.
He used both of his hands in a swinging motion and tried to do the pulling as much as he could with his body and his legs. His old legs and shoulders pivoted with the swinging of the pulling. May 12, Dave Schaafsma rated it it was amazing Shelves: fictionth-century , best-books-ever. There is the boy that supports the old man, true, but as with other stories about old people facing hardship—King Lear comes to mind—I think other stories may connect better for young people. Maybe because now I begin to approach the age of the old man! Always teaching me. We fished for decades perch and walleye and pike in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on Lake Manistique.
In a boat with a small motor and oars. Neither of them spoke much in the boat, nor encouraged me to speak, or do much of anything but focus on the fishing lines before me as if in some religious observance. I loved then as now to read, but this was not allowed, really, in the boat. Full concentration was required. I learned how to respond in such a way that I would keep the fish on the line and not allow him to spit out the hook. I learned the very specific strategies for reeling them in. I learned how the fisherman and the fish were in contest, and this required presence in every moment.
If you like to fish, this is also a fine book. And if you like nature, you learn about the importance of the sea and various birds and fish. As wonderful as he is. And then, it's not about the fish, it's about what it means to be fully human, to the very end. Right, it can be read as allegory. So, in this match with. Think of what you can do with what you have. He grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, the nearest west suburb of Chicago. He died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds in Idaho in I thought of that fact while reading this book, about whether he had finally been defeated, out of emotional resources himself at the very end.
But as he aged, he wrote a hell of a book about aging, about the importance of hope and striving, as inspiration for the rest of us. View all 27 comments. The Old Man and The Sea is a short story by Ernest Hemingway which talks about an old lonely fisherman who was being shunned as he was considered bad luck when it comes to fishing and those who live around. Except for a young boy who takes care that he sleeps, eats and carry on with his normal daily routine, the old man lives a rather lonely life who takes pleasure in talking about baseball and his old fishing adventures. The plot revolves around two days and nights when he sets out to get hold The Old Man and The Sea is a short story by Ernest Hemingway which talks about an old lonely fisherman who was being shunned as he was considered bad luck when it comes to fishing and those who live around.
The plot revolves around two days and nights when he sets out to get hold of a big fish being unable to haul it alone and getting carried by the fish until he reaches the shore. I enjoyed reading about this character who's symbolic of resilience, loneliness, adventurous spirit and the writing is thoroughly engaging till the end. I feel how the book ends leaves m the readers as how to interpret the story in their own terms, mine being the main character showed what he could do inspite of all the challenges and the constant criticism he was facing. This is my second read from the author, the first being A Farewell To Arms which I read years ago and loved it inspite of the unlikeable main character.
Looking forward to read more of the author's work. The author's life story is pretty interesting as well. Love how this book's introduction gave a short information on the author. Oct 31, Greta rated it really liked it Shelves: best-reviews , classics. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and contributed to him winning the Nobel Prize in But instead of resigning he decides to ship d The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel by Ernest Hemingway and tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles to catch a giant marlin far out in the sea.
But instead of resigning he decides to ship deeper into the sea and hooks the eighteen feet large marlin. He ultimately loses the fish, when the marlin is eaten by sharks, but paradoxically the fish is also his greatest victory as the fishing line serves as a symbol of their fraternal connection. He resolves to sail out beyond the other fishermen, brutally fights with the marlin and continues to ward off sharks, even though he knows the battle is useless. Both Santiago and the marlin display qualities of pride, honor, and bravery and both are subject to the same eternal law: kill or be killed.
No living thing can escape the inevitable struggle that will lead to its death. Therefore a man can prove his determination through the worthiness of his opponents. Santiago sees the marlin as worthy of a fight and this admiration brings love and respect into an equation with death, as their destruction becomes a point of honor and bravery. Even though Santiago only returns with the skeleton of the marlin and is therefore destroyed at the end, he is never defeated but emerges as a hero. The glory and honor Santiago accrues comes not from his battle itself but from his pride and determination to fight to his death. Religion Santiago only returns with the skeleton of the marlin Hemingway very clearly compares Santiago to Christ, who gave his life for the greater glory of humankind.
Even the position in which Santiago collapses on his bed—face down with his arms out straight and the palms of his hands up—brings to mind the image of Christ suffering on the cross. Hemingway uses those images to link Santiago to Christ, who exemplified transcendence by turning loss into gain, defeat into triumph, and even death into renewed life. Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was an American writer, war journalist, fisherman, hunter and sportsman. Through his life he suffered from alcoholism, depression and most likely a bipolar disorder that led to him being medicated and committed to several mental institutions, where he frequently received electroshock therapy.
He was constantly worried about money and his safety, became paranoid and thought that the FBI was monitoring his movements. An aura of secrecy surrounds Hemingway's treatment but he committed suicide only days after he left the clinic. He shot himself in the head with his favorite shotgun, as did his father before him and his brother after him. Today seven members of the Hemingway family committed suicide. View all 21 comments. Aug 16, PirateSteve rated it it was amazing. It's man against nature, the elements. It's all about the adventure, the battle The old man, Santiago, was going to continue whether it killed him or not For those with the wonderful ability to enjoy reading View all 12 comments.
Feb 23, Ian "Marvin" Graye rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviewsstars , reviews. The Old Man and the Allegory This book might just be an allegory of Darwinist Capitalism and the survival of the most aggressive and hungry in the world of corporate enterprise and rivalry. Hey, What's the Big Idea? It describes what it feels like to have one big idea or to invent something for which the market is not ready.
You struggle and wrestle with your "big fish" for ages, until in your mind you have caught it and perfected the way to reel it in, nobody is watching when you start the journey The Old Man and the Allegory This book might just be an allegory of Darwinist Capitalism and the survival of the most aggressive and hungry in the world of corporate enterprise and rivalry. You struggle and wrestle with your "big fish" for ages, until in your mind you have caught it and perfected the way to reel it in, nobody is watching when you start the journey back to the market, your rivals snipe and question you and your catch, the market stands back apprehensive and sceptical, you never give up even when you're totally broken backed and exhausted, then the sharks start to have a field day pecking at your catch, first tentatively, then more confidently when they realise you're too poor to fight them off, then one day you discover there is nothing left of your catch, your rivals have offered the market an alternative but inferior product, and your wife and children regard you as a failure.
The Old Man and His Chair Every afternoon, before dinner, you sit shattered and weary in your chair, wondering whether it would have been so much easier to get a job, be a salary boy and do what the man said. Just before you fall asleep, you wonder if there is such a thing as karma or reincarnation, it would be nice to get a second chance to prove your worth and avoid making the same mistake of believing in yourself, your ideas and your resilience. One afternoon, you don't wake up from your sleep. An Old Man, A Big Fish and the Sea One old man was lucky enough to have another old man with a beard write a book with simple sentences about his life.
That book will have to suffice for the rest of us and our efforts. We read it when we are too young and don't realise that it might one day describe what has happened to those of us who are brash enough to have big ideas. It's just a book about an old man, a big fish and the sea. For Brian "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Just to prove that people can be genuinely inspired by fish, with or without psychedelic drugs. View all 40 comments. This was my very first Hemingway and I loved it! However, I am not sure if it broke me for future Hemingway novels.
This one was so perfect in its simpleness. When I got to other Hemingway novels it was almost like there was too much in them - I wanted the basics of this book again. That is not to say that I have not enjoyed his other books, but if I had read the others first and wasn't tempted to compare them to this, I would have rated them higher. So, if you want to read lots of Hemingway, may This was my very first Hemingway and I loved it!
So, if you want to read lots of Hemingway, maybe don't start here. View all 10 comments. May 27, Gaurav rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , american-literature , love-to-read-again , hemingway. The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. Though loneliness is an unavoidable condition of our humanity, it resides The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
Though loneliness is an unavoidable condition of our humanity, it resides in the innermost being of the self, expanding as each individual becomes aware of and confronts the ultimate experiences of life: change, upheaval, tragedy, joy, the passage of time, and death. Loneliness in this sense is not the same as suffering the loss of a loved one, or a perceived lack of a sense of wholeness or integrity. Existential loneliness is a way of being in the world, it is an ontological condition, a way of grasping for and confronting one's own subjective truth.
I struggle to put my thoughts into words about this little gem by Hemingway, it is exactly like fishing- just when you think you have grabbed the ideas and put them in assorted order, and you believe you would pull it away, it disappears in the depth of chaos and you lost it. This is what it is- a condensed prose written with the precision of a minimalist who can portray great ideas about human existence beneath the simple tales. The Old, Santiago has been going for fishing for 84 days now without success. In the first forty days a boy- Rogelio was with him. Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated. Probably it was his experience too with life- for he would have been in such situations before- which provides him strength and motivation to move forward.
Probably it requires high degree of meditation of soul to cultivate your mind in such a way that it may act as you wish- and a few have been able to do so since the outbreak of human civilization. At one level it is the tale of a man and a fish, at another, a story of man versus nature, at yet another, the story of the culture of manhood, courage, bravery in the face of existence, and at yet another a history of what life was like when individuals were more the central actors on the human stage and not groups or organizations. The Old man no longer dreams of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife.
He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach. He has stood up from petty details of life and hope to sustain through punishing life keeps him moving forward. Better to sail an ocean of hope than a sea of despair. The Old man is a dreamer, though his dreams may not have been ordinary, scuffed and sanded down by decades of fishing the Gulf Stream: no longer does his sleeping mind drift to the great events throughout his life but instead just to a place, a childhood memory: lions playing on an African beach.
He is reverent but not pious, wary of devotion, although he could waver. He is a symbol of an attitude toward life. He often thinks and talks poetically and symbolically and so artificially. His relationship with nature is not usual- unusual in the sense that he thinks of sea as most people do not:- But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favors, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought. But I will kill you dead before this day ends. May be today. He gets lucky too this time and his quarry hooked and a big fish from the hope of sea struck in his fishing net. But then true test of life begins for him, Day becomes night becomes day, and with little or no sleep the old man loses track of time and islands of Sargasso weed drift by.
Santiago symbolizes courage, gut and perseverance- which are perhaps most important of the traits required to live the life. He will win the battle but lose the prize, and rue the desperation that carried him beyond practical bounds. He is humble and gently proud, aware of beauty and filled with a sense of brotherhood with nature. And he has a loving heart. These attributes have not been common in Hemingway characters in the past. Since they are admirable and Mr. Hemingway admires them, the moral climate of "The Old Man and the Sea" is fresh and healthy and the old man's ordeal is moving.
The book reflects upon some of the basic parameters of human existence- which are loneliness and recognition. He looked around for the bird now because now because he would like him for company. But he is the symbolism for entire humankind, and he realizes how laws of nature work and any sort of unrequired affection may be futile in the struggle for existence. I wish I could feed the fish, he thought. He is my brother. But I must kill him and keep strong to do it. The book, to me, may be said as bible of human existence, the Old man symbolizes the human attitude towards life in general; it is the tale of civilized human life and exactly what does it take to live such one- courage, love, faith, hope, and clarity.
And the prose of Hemingway provides indefinite possibilities to the readers to interpret it according to their own world, how rare it is to find a piece of art which can be interpreted in every probable way, which holds true in every era, and that is what exactly Hemingway offered to the mankind. View all 32 comments. Sep 10, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: americanth-c , nobel-lit , classics , pulitzer-fiction , made-into-movie , fiction , novellas , pulitzer-winning-fiction.
Hemingway has a deservedly incredible reputation as one of America's greatest 20th C writers and The Old Man and the Sea distills this talent into a gripping and poignant tale - absolutely splendid. One of my favorite quotes is an early description of Santiago: The old man was thin and gaunt with deep wrinkles in the back of his neck. The brown blotches of the benevolent skin cancer the sun brings from its reflection on the tropic sea were on his cheeks.
The blotches ran well down the sides of his Hemingway has a deservedly incredible reputation as one of America's greatest 20th C writers and The Old Man and the Sea distills this talent into a gripping and poignant tale - absolutely splendid. The blotches ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords. But none of the scars were fresh. They were as old as erosions in a fishless desert.
Everything about his was old except his eyes which were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated. Notice the alliteration from 'back', 'brown', 'blotches', 'benevolent', 'brings'. The two similies about the scars and his eyes just jump out of the text. A short, but splendid masterpiece. A late flowering of his genius before the ignominious end of his life. View 1 comment. So, reading this book was my personal penance for reading a rather silly YA fantasy freebie, Obsidian.
If I read something particularly shallow and brainless, I try to balance it out with a classic or something that makes me actually use my brain cells. At first Hemingway's typical simple, spare prose and his testosterone-fueled values were getting on my nerves. If you kno So, reading this book was my personal penance for reading a rather silly YA fantasy freebie, Obsidian. If you know 80s pop music you'll enjoy this. It reads in part: His head spun from whiskey and soda. She was a damned nice woman. It would take a lot to drag him away from her. It was unlikely that a hundred men or more could ever do such a thing. The air, now thick and moist, seemed to carry rain again.
He blessed the rains of Africa. They were the only thing left to bless in this forsaken place, he thought—at least until she set foot on the continent. They were going to take some time to do the things they never had. He stood on the tarmac and watched as the plane came in for its landing. He heard the sound of wild dogs crying out into the night. The man thought the dogs sounded desperate, perhaps having grown restless and longing for some company. He knew the feeling. Anyway, I'm reading sentences in this book like "They sat on the Terrace and many of the fishermen made fun of the old man and he was not angry," and I'm thinking, I'm just going to have to make myself power through this.
But gradually this story sucked me in, and I could feel the nobility in both the old man and the immense fish. I had sympathy for old Santiago and his physically and mentally excruciating battle against the marlin view spoiler [and then the heartbreak of the hopeless fight against the sharks hide spoiler ]. The Christ imagery toward the end was interesting, if not subtle.
For example: He started to climb again and at the top he fell and lay for some time with the mast across his shoulder. He tried to get up. But it was too difficult and he sat there with the mast on his shoulder and looked at the road. The big bucks move, while you stay still in the stand…hoping all of your hard work will pay off. The skills involved in safe shooting, whether at paper or steel targets or flying clay ones, are the same as those prized in many other athletic disciplines: concentration, hand-eye coordination, breath control.
Those, along with the wish to acquire the knowledge to handle and shoot firearms proficiently, are what make the thought of shooting so attractive to so many who have yet to give it a try. Exhibition shooting has a strong history in America. The sport continues to evolve and grow. Legendary exhibition shooters have helped paved the way for professionals nowadays, including brothers Steve and Aaron Gould. Passion is packaged in all different ways. Parents teach safety when it comes to everyday situations, like the swimming pool or crossing the street.
Parents start their children down the correct path in life in these areas and many others. We know where the squad car keys are, we know how to start it. We keep it free from snow when Mark is gone in case another trooper needs it. In Wisconsin, this is funny because sometimes in winter, it seems futile. This year, my eldest son Tim who is 19 has worked instructing in pistol and carbine courses in Utah with Tactical Performance Center. Not only has he taught competition shooters, but also brand new shooters, law enforcement and military. Winchester Ammunition has been recognized as the choice of champion shooters for generations. This is the basic principle, but while using this formula, we realize there are different types of sight picture.
Each has a place, depending on the target and style of shooting. From close paper targets we see in some competitions, to refined shots requiring accuracy and finesse, there are different ways we use sights. There is a need to understand what YOU need to see to make those shots. The question then becomes, home much are you willing to spend in effort? Paul Sawyer snagged a 2-for-1 deal when he hit a duo of gobblers across Kansas state lines. When it comes to turkey hunting, every step counts. One forgotten move could be the difference between bringing home a fan of feathers or letting that gobbler live to see another day. The Keefers use the innovative Winchester Pattern Board App to get a clear picture of their shot pattern.
Birds of a feather flock together…. The signs are there: The snow has melted. The mercury is slowly—but surely—rising. The days are longer, the monthly calendar has flipped to April, and the faded brown grass is brightening back to green. Sure I love all hunting, but after a long winter there is nothing better than getting back outside, seeing the signs of spring and hearing those gobbles! However, I must warn you…once you hunt for turkeys you will be hooked! Hunting wild turkey may look easy on TV shows but it is no easy feat to get an gobbler to follow your plan. From gobblers running to your setup right off the roost, or struggling to get that big gobbler to commit to coming into gun range…each hunt is different and comes with its own set of excitement and challenges.
Two of the biggest areas where you can make the most improvement are in the stance and grip. How you stand and how you hold the gun will have a much bigger impact on how you shoot the gun than almost anything. One of the reasons I love hunting new places and with new people is because it allows me to experience different styles of hunting and learn new tactics. Being able to connect with people and approach conversations not only with an open mind and a willingness to learn, but also an eagerness to learn is what makes my hunting experiences fun!
Actual corn plays no part in the process. Below I am going to walk you through three of the most popular treestand styles and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Every single mount has a backstory, an adventure, a memory that I will cherish forever. But when space becomes limited, I decided to start looking for alternative methods to hang mounts. Lowering the number of animals I mount would be one option, but I was still hoping for an alternative- and I found it. I did have one guy tell me that snow goose was, by far, the best tasting goose out there.
He told me about how he cut the breast fillets into little strips and then marinated them in teriyaki sauce for 2 days. After that he wrapped the marinated goose in jalapeno, cream cheese and bacon. Why put so much effort into practicing an exercise that appears as easy as putting a barbell on your shoulders and squatting down? Two simple reasons: 1. The barbell squat is a powerful compound exercise that can pack on muscle in the legs, glutes, core, and even upper back. It can also be utilized as a conditioning movement to help burn off those holiday calories. It is also one of those exercises that if done improperly, can lead to injury but this can be said about pretty much anything we do in the gym! He and his friends would harvest tons of coyotes each season with my brother and I being pulled through fields in a sled with dad on snowshoe.
This was what we loved and this is what I still love it to this day. They are sexually mature at 6 months of age and they have between 1 and 2 litters of 5 to 6 little piggies each year. They have no real natural predators and they reproduce faster than we can kill them. They also cause billions of damage every year in the United States. I think the answer is obvious. Winchester has employed their shot-lok technology enabling you to get the most out of your ammunition.
Needless to say, I was very impressed. Want to see how it works…click on the video! The steak and lobster is at least as good as any restaurant and the wine is considerably better. The reason I often procrastinate is because I want to buy the perfect gift that I know they will love but often come up short of what that gift should be. Two questions I often get asked are why do some people seem to find all the sheds and how can one be more effective? This comes down to a few important aspects in my book.
Lean, dark-fleshed ducks and geese have a deeper, earthier flavor as compared to an otherwise fat and lighter-fleshed mallard or pintail. It should come as no surprise that ducks and geese are what they eat. I am active on many social media channels. My job in marketing revolves around the use of the Internet and social media. Two young South Dakota boys will be taking part in the late-season youth-hunt for does. Of course, the purpose of putting a label and a date on everything that goes into the freezer is so you know what the heck it is after it has been packed along with other packages.
The one thing that came unexpected were the comments I received from fellow hunters questioning why on earth I would ever need or want a suppressor on a hunting rifle. It is also becoming more popular among hunters. This means that it is an easy to find factory load with more options all the time. Wanting to learn what all the buzz was about, I decided to order my own Winchester 6. Not that you have to be a hunter to know how to prepare wild game. Figure out how to beat the weather, and the non-stop action of coyote hunting will truly amaze you.
Having the right gear is always helpful, but sometimes it takes a little hard work and suffering before knowing what gear is truly helpful. So, skip a little of the heartache and add some of these items to your gear bag to make your season more comfortable and successful:. I just finished packing my gear to head south for my last hunt of the season in the Texas panhandle. I checked in my bags at the airport counter and made my way through security. As I boarded the plane and the wheels lifted off the runway I happily waved goodbye to frigid below zero temperatures and looked forward to landing in warm Texas. It adds moisture, flavor and mellows out, not disguises, the natural flavor of waterfowl. I do not cook a duck or goose without first soaking it overnight in brine.
Those of us who have discovered how much better the Thanksgiving turkey tastes after a brine bath for 24 hours know that the bird will not only cook a little faster, it will also bemore moist and flavorful than an unbrined bird. For those of us who are pull-up challenged and looking to improve, here are some simple progressions to get you on track! Depending on your fitness level, you may be able to skip over some steps. Try some of these tips to end your season with a strong finish and make the most of those days in the blind. Hunt Big Water—Smaller bodies of water are freezing up so ducks will head for larger rivers and lakes where water is still liquid.
Hunt from a boat blind, set a layout blind on a sandbar or set up on a finger of land jutting into the body of water and set your decoys close. Hunting has become less and less about the animal, the hunt, or even the location. Now I reminisce about the people I was with more than anything. This is what I now look forward to the most. Last year I was super fortunate to take several friends and family in the field with me, but one hunt stands out in particular.
I got the privilege to take Grandma Rose on a mule deer hunt in Southern Colorado. For me, most of those memories were formed in my home town in Western New York; and more importantly with my dad. Every year, my dad and I put out trail cameras in hopes of getting pictures of good bucks. This year was no different. After pulling the cards and scrolling through hundreds of pictures, I came across a tall 8 with good mass. At that moment I knew which buck I had my sights set on for the season. Perhaps you may have learned that the legs and thighs from pheasants and turkeys are tough, sinewy and unfit for table fare.
And why not? Not only does the hunter see these creatures as competitors for the game animals they wish to keep in abundance, but the varmints also present an opportunity for additional time in the woods by hunting them year-round in most places, night in most places and can sometimes even get them access to lands that would otherwise be closed to them for other types of hunting. Cottontails in the woods. Fox squirrels raiding the corn bins. And — best of all — big, white-tailed jackrabbits racing over the pastures and cornfields.
Winchester has devoted an incredible amount of time and energy to help hunters and shooter be the most effective they can possibly be. Snow is on the ground, Christmas lights are up, and reindeer are on roof tops. Speaking of deer… Here are 3 ways to use antlers when decorating for the holiday! And as many times as they had all made the exact same dishes, they relied on well-worn recipe cards to make sure that everything was cooked just right. Because it will make you a better shot. Ballistic calculators are computer programs based on physics. Scientists have long known what happens to projectiles thrown through the atmosphere.
If that person is an avid shooter or hunter, then Winchester-branded merchandise is the perfect solution sure to bring that special person in your life a smile to their face on Christmas day. Here are some top choices for this holiday season. Getting feathers to fall can be a hard-core task when it comes to waterfowl hunting. As the weather shifts from bad to worse, waterfowl warriors know it's time to scan the skies. Sleet, snow, rain, hail, and cold push the birds to use their wings, and hunters head out to bring them down. And many times, the hubs or bars are also damaged. Once a blind is up, deer get used to them so the last thing I want to do is take them down to avoid snow damage.
One of the great things about fresh, never frozen meat is you can prepare easy freezer meals for those days when you are in a rush but want to have a delicious breakfast without all the time it takes to make it. Here are 2 quick and easy meals you can prepare in advance for breakfast when you are on the go. Add some onions, celery, carrots and any other vegetables that make you happy. Top the whole mess with a pile of whipped potatoes and pop it in the oven. Unlike a handgun, with its short sight plane, a longer shotgun is much easier to aim, particularly by less skilled shooters during a stressful moment. A shotgun also throws a wider pattern than a single projectile, allowing for poor aim, likely to be made poorer by a stressful situation such as a home break-in or defensive situation.
Ever since the advent of the first metallic cartridge the 22 BB Cap in , hunters have demanded rifles, cartridges and bullets capable of terminating everything from ground squirrels to elephants. This is why the world has seen the creation of — literally — hundreds of rifle cartridges. This is a list that I used to purchase gifts for my own family and friends and hope there may be something that could spark some interest for that hard to buy for person in your family. S4 Gear Bino Harness — This is a binocular harness that keeps optics dry, clean and at the ready. It fits most styles of binoculars and not only makes it much more convenient, but also keeps binos snow and water-free so you can see regardless of weather conditions. When it comes to sealing the deal, there are a few tricks I keep up my sleeve to utilize when the time is right.
It may sound like a no-brainer and pretty simple, but it takes discipline. After gun opener, deer seem to be on edge. So, I keep the location I hunt low pressure and take every precaution to be stealthy in hopes that deer use my section of property as a safe haven. Here are a few of my favorites. Maybe we can clear some confusion if we take a hard look at the old Winchester Magnum and the newer Winchester Short Magnum to gain a clearer understanding of what they do. First, both of these powerful magnum rounds exist for the extra reach and punch many shooters demand. North America and Africa harbor good to excellent numbers of large, tough, antlered or horned animals.
Break Your Pattern — You and your fellow hunters hitting the property every weekend like clockwork, maybe Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday then everybody is back home until next weekend? Work the weekend and take a Tuesday or Wednesday off. Deer pattern us and our activity in their environment as well, if not better, than we do them. This can be a very productive time of the year.
Through trial and error, I have found some simple yet inexpensive and effective ways to fend off the cold and hunt comfortably in the field for longer durations. Here are my tips and tricks to stay warm in the field this late season:. Cranberry sauce, chutney, relish and, of course, the cranberry juice that occasionally floats on top of a vodka drink have all been sweetened or they would taste sour. Think about it, the bullet only has a few inches of barrel to travel down so the slightest dip in the barrel or flinch of the shooter can alter the trajectory drastically in just a few short yards of travel.
To improve your ability to fire a handgun accurately, focus on these three aspects of grip for better trigger control and, ultimately, a better aim. But not the Winchester and Winchester Magnum. Here there is such a performance differential that one must seriously consider what each does and which hunting applications each handles best. Both these popular and vastly different cartridges throw. The big difference is their powder capacity. In many sports, training includes some aspect of learning to focus exclusively on the task at hand, filtering out distractions. In endeavors such as putting, basketball free-throws, billiards and pitching, athletes practice blocking out all distractions and using visualization…. I put in so much time during the off-season training and throughout the season scouting and hunting that when the moment of truth comes…I want no excuses.
Winchester introduced Deer Season XP because they wanted to ensure deer hunters had something specific to their needs. This round was designed with only one thing in mind: dropping big deer in their tracks. With so much to do and so little time, I like to have recipes on the back burner pun intended that I can turn to when I am in a time crunch. Here are a few quick snacks that the entire family will enjoy. The best part is both recipes share the same 3 core ingredients!
Hopefully, any unpalatable dishes you prepared in the past resulted in a learning experience. In my formative years as a wild game cooker, I had some remarkable culinary failures. Big on Optics: Quality optics, both in the form of binoculars and a scope, are your best friends in low light scenarios. A good pair of binos in the 8x to 10x range, but with a larger objective, can help gather more light and make creatures almost invisible to the naked eye easily identifiable in low light. The result is you can hold the crosshair in the right spot, but it could really be pointing an inch or more off that spot at yards. For precision, long range shooting, a tiny big of parallax in a scope can result in significant misses.
The rut. An instinct-driven, chaos-filled craze. The time of year when whitetail bucks have one thing on their mind, and one thing only. They seek a willing doe-in-estrus. The need propels them through the fields and forest with persistence. It is great if you gain pleasure from knowing that you are better able to defend yourself or your family if you need to. Most people think that freeze dried food would be a last resort or something that is less than desirable to eat.
This may have been the case years ago, but this is an area that has really come a long way! Therefore, I am going to break down bucks into a couple different age groups: fawns, yearlings, 2. Whether you are new to aging bucks or just want to brush up on your skills before heading to the tree stand, here are a few tips and body characteristics that you should pay close attention to. No waiting for dinner. The bigger challenge is to roast a venison hindquarter and have it come out medium-rare like sliced roast beef that you might put into a sandwich. It requires more time and attention, but the end result can be just as delicious as any thin-sliced beef you may have had in a French dip.
Whitetails, mule deer, elk and even small game such as squirrels and rabbits are crepuscular, meaning they feed primarily at dawn or dusk twilight hours when night is transitioning to day and vice versa. In this era of laser-measured ranges, turret dialing scopes and multiple-stadia-line reticles, wind remains the biggest roadblock to precise targeting. Have you thought about how you can improve your safety by planning to work together with other armed people during a defensive event?
Have you considered that not being prepared to interact with other armed people could put you at risk? Another important aspect is keeping yourself warm and comfortable and using the best gear possible. I try to setup in locations where the birds naturally want to be or will be going through. As far as calling, this is absolutely true. November is finally here! We have waited in anticipation all year for these next few weeks. The rut is heating up in many parts of the country and bucks are beginning to build aggression — this means it is time to break out those rattling antlers!
As for the millions of deer hunters across North America who dropped a deer using it in the field, they were convinced. One of my most frequently reoccurring rants concerns the amount of whole muscle game meat that gets ground into burger. Ground game usually ends up in tacos, meatloaf and, most often, chili. But safety first. Doubling its weight only doubles its energy. Across America, hunters have pursued wild game for decades with Winchester. They have made choices on the perfect caliber, bullet type, bullet weight … choices that have then been proven in the field, when the moment of truth presented itself. They have stepped out beyond their own backyards to find diverse backdrops and hunt thick-skinned, powerful, and challenging opponents.
Pay attention to what is happening, and take of your surroundings. See how they interact with each other and take note. Being new to waterfowl hunting, I decided to turn to hunting guide and Owner of Goose Creek Outfitters and Retrievers, Matt Peel, to help me explore some new tactics to help get more birds on the ground this year. The stuffing allegedly draws out the evil spirits and adds a fruity and, um…vegetably flavor to the cooked bird.
One of the main reasons for this requirement—at least in many areas is the perception that the limited range shotguns possess when compared to rifles makes it safer when hunting is taking place in close proximity to human-inhabited areas. Centerfire rifles are not permitted in the big buck states of Illinois and Iowa, as well as all or portions of East Coast states like Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Limits exist in many other areas, too. We will give you a few hints: cover, food and water. Check out his video to learn more. Have you ever been so close to a deer or turkey that you could reach out and touch them while out hunting?
First we must first consider where and what type of game we are hunting. This is key when deciding on the type of blind and camouflage pattern that would be most effective. My utensils included a fire pit for heat and an assortment of iron, clay and wood pots. The few pigs that were brought over the Atlantic Ocean stayed fairly active, growing in numbers to a thousand or more that were maintained at nearby Hog Island.
The whitetail rut one of the most anticipated times of the year. But to make that moment arrive, try these tips this fall. For this match, I helped my friend Cyndi get her rifle zeroed and a little practice in, then we headed to the match. First, we checked out what vendors had to offer at side stages with her mother in law Jane. Them we got Cyndi shooting a pistol for the first time since she was last at a ladies event. Then we got ready for the match with things such as loading mags and organizing gear, listening to stage briefs with the other women in our squad, and then shooting. Take Winchester Blind Side for example.
The amount of time, energy and innovation that has been put behind ways to make a waterfowl load better is truly mind boggling. Winchester took something that most people thought was just fine and made it more effective than most people could ever imagine. Being new to waterfowl hunting and not having a dog of my own, I decided to turn to gun dog trainer, hunting enthusiast and president of Lone Duck Outfitters, Bob Owens, for some knowledgeable insight on what it takes to get a dog ready for the season.
How you slice any hunk of meat can make a big difference at the dinner table. Take a close look at a piece of meat, the bigger the better. Notice that the muscle fibers run parallel to each other in long bundles or strands. Ah, but whack that golf ball with a miles-per-hour club swing and you might change your mind. A basic rule of physics is that double weight doubles energy, but doubling velocity quadruples energy. This is what enables us to terminate 1,pound moose with bullets weighing less than a half-ounce! Knowing this does little, however, to clear up the confusion over various bullet weights offered in most cartridges. That is a byproduct of correctly adjusted parallax, but it does not explain the phenomenon nor will merely turning the ocular to bring the reticle into focus correct it.
Parallax occurs when the target and reticle are on different planes within the scope. All because I have had the necessary tools. Nothing is worse than missing birds and then deciding to pattern the gun just to find out that the shot pattern is not hitting what you expected. Finding the right ammunition and choke for the gun you intend to shoot is critical to success in the field. When I am unable to get to the woods one of my favorite things to do is to hit the range, or in my case a nice hilly farm field to sight or pattern guns for the upcoming season. So forget the perfect, all-round bear cartridge. This is assignment enough because black bears can grow to weigh more than pounds! But wind is inconsistent and hard to measure, and as a result, can throw even the best aimed shot off by feet—even yards—depending on the distance of the shot and the speed of the wind.
It would be hard to adequately tackle every aspect of judging and accounting for the wind when shooting at targets yards out and beyond, but here are some tips to help you stay on target when the wind is up. Yes, if you show me a picture of a duck I can identify it immediately. However as with most things in life, learning about it through books and actually testing knowledge in the field when birds are flying at various distances and lighting conditions, it is a whole different ball game! My first couple of trips to the blind resulted in me being more of an observer; watching and learning how to identify each duck as they flew past our setup.
Come along on this Winchester video blog with Becky Yackley to learn how to easily and quickly clean your AR platform rifle. Some of us tend to grind up way too much of our good game. There are other options. Before you go grinding up both hindquarters, consider turning the better muscles — sirloin, top round, bottom round — into steaks or roasts. Take a sharp, thin-bladed knife and separate each muscle from the hindquarter. Trim away anything that is not muscle. Give one of the cuts a good soak in olive oil, red wine, garlic and herbs. The confusing thing about elk is that one bull collapses after a single lung shot from a Win. Not only are distances away from the shooter and speed of the targets factors a hunter must consider, but having the right shot size for the size of the ducks or geese likely to be encountered is a critical consideration.
Common shot sizes used for waterfowl from smallest to largest are No. Naturally, smaller shot sizes are best suited for ducks, while the larger shot is better for geese and swans. So what makes these early hunts so great? Luckily for me, I was in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia so a sense of peace filled my veins. As I wrote last week, I was taking a long range shooting course taught by Phil Conklin. Phil is an accomplished instructor who had me hitting long range targets, calculating wind compensation and elevation changes in just a few hours.
Most certainly a testament to his teaching ability all on its own. The type of recipes best suited for a particular kind of stock depends on the critters you used to make the stock. For instance, a reduced stock made from lighter-fleshed upland game is ideal as a replacement for chicken broth or stock. Darker-fleshed waterfowl and antlered game stocks are an upgrade from canned beef broth. But for many buyers a lot of questions surround not only which firearm to purchase, but primarily, what caliber it should be. Most hunters understand that steep shooting angles alter where bullets strike. If your rig is zeroed at yards on the level and your target stands yards up a steep mountain slope, your bullet will strike lower than usual, right?
Well, at least half no. Take a peek at some shooting and scenes from a weekend match. The event is a fundraiser to support youth who compete in 3 Gun, and they even had a shoot-off where juniors kids under 18 picked adults to shoot a head-to-head stage with them while competitors waited for scores from the match to be tallied. Out of the shooters, there were 31 juniors and 23 ladies competing in this match.
I always recommend shooting from a lead sled on the bench because it really helps reduce recoil and ensure that shots are consistent, and human error has been taken out. She described the details of the course to me and how it helped drastically improve her ability to fire long range shots accurately and elevate her overall shooting confidence. As she filled me in on the course, my first thought was how unconfident I would be to put an animal down at anything over yards, let alone yards! From the hides to the nether regions, nothing was wasted. By comparison, think about how much of your wild game gets thrown in the trash. Veterans of the syndrome recommend all hunters begin their anti-buck fever training as soon as possible.
A great way to begin is by working with your rifle until you can operate it with complete function and confidence in the dark. But where the country opens up and mountains rule the terrain, most certainly out West, taking shots uphill or downhill, and sometimes at fairly long ranges, definitely comes into play. Compound that with the interest—and modern capabilities—of shooting longer ranges courtesy of technological advances in optics, firearms and ammunition think Winchester Big Game Extended Range and you have a world where considering angles when shooting becomes critical.
With all these benefits, it does however take a little work to make them as effective as a treestand, but it can be done by utilizing a few simple tips. There are many variations of kits, you can buy one that will only have the tools for your specific gun or you can purchase one that includes attachments for various different guns. If you have a kit that has several bore brush sizes, be sure to match the appropriate cleaning brushes with the gun you are cleaning to avoid damage and ensure you have a clean gun once finished!
Team USA, powered by Winchester Ammunition, is off to a great start having earned four medals and five top finishes thus far. The two then went on to earn a bronze medal in the Mixed Team Trap event Monday. Fortunately, we found this one before it got too hot. A thick slab of fatback bacon sizzles on a well-seasoned cast iron griddle. A trusty Model 94 waits for the sunrise at the front door, alongside a notched up. The woods are still quiet, but the camp is starting to wake to the sound of hot grease, and the sweet smell of early morning at deer camp.
Behind the spatula is an artisan of sorts. A specialist in the nuances of rustic dining. A seasoned stove operator who wants nothing more than to follow up the bacon breakfast with a backstrap supper. Despite all the hype in this day and age over larger game such as whitetail deer and wild turkeys, for many hunters who grew up prior to the Millennial generation, small game is what we first hunted—with much of that focus on squirrels and rabbits.
Long a perennial favorite firearm choice for these smaller critters has been the. Practice shooting from field positions using prone, sitting, kneeling and standing positions with and without assistance from bipods, monopods and the like. Come along on this insightful video blog from Ron Spomer to learn more. Deer season is a treasured time of year where cherished memories are made…and mighty bucks are taken. Each season has its own unique highlights, but one thing remains the same: the trusted reliability of Winchester. Come along on this video blog from Becky Yackley to see just how simple cleaning a pistol cab be.
From disassembly, to an entire cleaning regime to putting the pistol back together…you will see all the steps that go into it. We hope you enjoy this latest video blog from Winchester. Most accidents happen going in and out of the stand before people are safely strapped in. The good news is this can be avoided simply by using a lifeline. The idea behind a lifeline is to keep you connected from the moment you leave the ground until the moment you return. Tall grasses, cornstalks, pine, and cedar work great if they occur in the landscape you are hunting. When collecting materials you will need a folding saw for the larger branches, pruners, and some zip ties for holding everything in place. Training with an empty rifle helps shooters forget about recoil and concentrate on proper form and trigger control.
They can see where their sights were when the firing pin clicks. So load for the shooter behind his back. The Canada goose population in the East and across the rest of its migratory range has exploded. Training at realistic distances will help you gain an accurate understanding of your ability to do so. Your most likely defensive shooting distance is influenced by where you spend your time while armed or with access to a defensive firearm. If you only have a gun staged in your bedroom, then you can predict the distance you would be shooting if someone broke through your secured bedroom door to a high degree of certainty.
As a young girl growing up in Central Minnesota, teal hunting is something we always looked forward to. A few tips to make your hunt more successful and enjoyable for early season teal usually involve bringing a couple key items to make your time in the field more comfortable. Presume the same is true for you as well. I really love how that it only takes a few ingredients that I usually have on hand. I just mix it all together and throw it in a pan for a quick and easy healthy meal! For me, one of the best rewards is a slow-cooked deer shank bathed in a tasty sauce. Discarding venison shanks is about the same as throwing away bones and carcasses that could be used to make a stock that is infinitely more flavorful that something out of a can or a bouillon cube.
However, beyond the opening day hubbub or the groups of hunters gathering on those first few warm often still downright hot Saturdays, some hunters like to sneak out after work or even before, once the season permits, and oftentimes, they find themselves without the benefit of the other hunters to keep birds moving around. Heck, even veteran hunters are susceptible to buck fever. And sometimes doe fever. We overthink, worry, hyperventilate, get the shakes, rush our shots, panic and miss, miss, miss. The physical variables that give bodies with larger muscles and longer limbs an edge are a matter of physics. There are several reasons for this. First I will go over some basic exercises and then follow those up with some simple ways to throw them together for a quick yet effective workout.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF and other major industry manufactures, including Winchester, are supporting this initiative to showcase the positive benefits the shooting sports contribute to communities across North America. But then, so does setting up trail cameras and scouting for good animals, but both of those activities are more fun than thawing out your freezer and deciding what is worth saving.
For close shots on birds such as released quail or other tight sitting upland game that present close shots, a more open choke such as skeet, cylinder bore or most likely, improved cylinder are best. For late in the season ducks and geese, where birds are reluctant to decoy and will likely flare at the edge of range, a much tighter full choke is better. In this video our field reporter Spomer explains not only how to clean a barrel, but how often in his latest Winchester video blog. Nor as difficult. In our Intuitive Defensive Shooting Courses, we spend minutes just talking about the concepts I am about to share with you and then spend a lot of time engaging in the reality based application of those concepts into our live fire drills.
Some people keep things like this locked up or under glass, but in our family we like to take them afield. This keeps the stories going and adds to the history. He was a guy who loved Winchester, and was so proud of this particular gun. It was then passed on to my father, and now my brother and I both get to use it. But, what happens if you find yourself in a survival situation while hunting in the backcountry? Do you carry the appropriate fire starting materials with you and would you know where to begin?