’Tis the season, hunting season that is. Hunting is one of America’s greatest past times. With the arrival of fall and all the colors and the crisp weather, the hunters can be found in the woods and swamps. Nobody, regardless of age or experience, knows it all. So whether you are a duck hunter, bow hunter, gun deer hunter or small game hunter, the La Crosse County Library is here to help.

Check out “250 Amazing Hunting Tips: The Best Tactics and Techniques to Get Your Game This Season” by Lamar Underwood and Nate Matthews, which is packed with tips and tricks of the trade for all game hunters. The book discusses the types of game that most people hunt: deer, elk, bear, turkey, duck, small game and many more. The book is divided in chapters by animal and tips can be found for both inexperienced and experienced hunters alike.

“The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game” by Steven Rinella is a must for all hunting enthusiasts. This book provides basic information needed to have a successful hunting trip. It is divided into sections including gear, tactics and strategies, big game: species and methods, butchering and cooking big game. Also included are some recipes so you can enjoy all your hard work. If you are looking at only hunting small game “The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl” is another great choice.

You may wonder when you see older books on our shelf if the content is still relevant. “The Art of Hunting” by Norman Strung is one that stands the test of time. The author starts out by providing information about the habitat and behavior of wild game. He then addresses the types of weapons and the animals that you hunt with them. He also has useful information for hunting everything from waterfowl, small game and large game.

The difference between a good hunt and a bad hunt is preparation. If you would like to check out or reserve any of these titles, stop into your favorite branch of the La Crosse County Library in Bangor, Campbell, Holmen, Onalaska or West Salem or visit us on the web at www.lacrossecountylibrary.org

Ashley Giese is a staff member at the Onalaska location of the La Crosse County Library.

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