The Complete Book of Hunting by Clyde Ormond 1972 Outdoor Life

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Unfurl the pages of "The Complete Book of Hunting" by Clyde Ormond, and you're instantly transported to a 1972 hunting camp, where the air is tinged with the scent of pine and freshly tanned leather. Published by Outdoor Life, this hardcover volume serves as your comprehensive guide to hunting, capturing the essence of the sport during a pivotal era in American outdoor history.

Key Features:

The hardcover binding feels like the grip of a well-balanced hunting knife—solid, reliable, and designed to last. It's a tactile promise of durability and countless adventures in reading.

As you navigate through the chapters, you can almost sense the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot, the tension of a bowstring, and the call of a distant elk. The book covers an array of hunting techniques, game species, and even ethical considerations, all rooted in the wisdom of the early '70s.

Clyde Ormond was more than an author; he was an outdoor legend. In an era marked by social change and technological leaps, Ormond remained a steadfast voice for the timeless allure of the wilderness.

This book is a repository of collective wisdom, drawing from the experiences of hunters, conservationists, and outdoor aficionados of the time. It's a communal heritage, bound in a single volume.

Whether you're an avid hunter, a student of outdoor lore, or a collector of vintage books, this tome offers a wealth of knowledge. It's equally at home in a hunting lodge, a study, or a cozy reading nook.

The illustrations, the choice of typeface, and even the hue of the pages are a sensory gateway to 1972. Each element contributes to an immersive experience that transcends time.


  • Title: The Complete Book of Hunting
  • Publication Date: 1972
  • Publisher: Outdoor Life
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 432
  • Dimensions: 9x7x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Note the wear on the cover as shown in the photos.

A Final Word:

This book is an open invitation to the wilderness, a comprehensive guide that captures the spirit and tradition of hunting. It's not just a historical artifact; it's a living legacy that enriches your understanding of the sport the moment you turn the first page.


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