Book Review

Classic Sporting Rifles Edited by Terry Wieland


Classic Sporting Rifles, by the publishers of Gun Digest, serves as an excellent companion piece to last month’s selection published by Field & Stream. With bear season already underway, and numerous deer hunters afield scouting potential sites for November’s deer hunt, some background reading on great hunting rifles is clearly in order. First published in


Field & Stream’s The Total Gun Manual By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily Weldon Owen, 2012 $27.00 ISBN: 978-1-61628-219-6 The Total Gun Manual is the second of Field & Stream magazine’s comprehensive series of outdoor manuals reviewed here this year. For any hunter or shooter, this is the best single volume to deal with

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie By Dan Szczesny Book Review


Northern New England abounds in guidebooks. Authors of every stripe have churned out guides on every possible subject pertinent to the North Country. There are hunting guides, numerous guidebooks on fishing, as well as guides to New England’s canoeing, kayaking, backcountry skiing, rock climbing and, of course, hiking. From Thomas Starr King’s 1859 The White

Wide and Deep By Randy Spencer

He’s back. Maine’s award winning author, singer and song writer, and Master Fishing Guide Randy Spencer has just published his second book. Not particularly a sequel, the new Wide and Deep picks up where Where Cool Waters Flow left off. More reminiscence than memoir, Wide and Deep strings together 17 essays that Spencer himself calls

Paddling in to Winter


                  Paddling to Winter By Julie Buckles Raven Productions, Inc. 2013 272 pages, $17.95 ISBN 978-0-9835189-2-1 Reviewed by Colonel J.C. Allard   Finally winter is starting to loosen its grip. The days grow slowly warmer and the snow is fading. The ice grows soft on the ponds