Exclusive: Dobie Describes Dawn of American Deer Hunting

Deer for Duncan's Book

Take a visual journey through the history of North American whitetail hunting with Dawn of American Deer Hunting by longtime hunter and DDH contributor Duncan Dobie.

This book is a photographic anthology of the American whitetail hunter from the 1800s to mid-1900s, including the firearms used, methods of travel, and how they survived the climates they encountered while on the hunt.

Dobie describes the book here:

Each classic photograph in the book has its own story to tell – from the warm days and hound hunts of the Southern states, to the deep tracking snow and frigid cold of Maine. Admire the deer they took home – massive-bodied Northern bucks, trophy Texas antlers, buck poles filled with does and much-appreciated venison.

You’ll love this book if:

  • You have an interest in the history of hunting firearms
  • You have an interest in the tale of American whitetail hunting
  • You are enthralled with the stories of mountain men in the late 1800s to the mid-1900s.

Duncan Dobie has been a full-time outdoor writer and photographer for more than 30 years. His work has appeared in numerous books, magazines and newspapers across the country. He has authored nine books, and seven are about white-tailed deer. Among his most recent books are Hunting Mature Whitetails the Lakosky Way, Legendary Whitetails III and Trophy Whitetails with Pat and Nicole Reeve, all three with Krause Publications.

Get your copy here now … they make great Christmas gifts for the deer hunter in your life!

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