No matter when and where it's done, the love-and dangers-of hunting will always remain. For more than forty million Americans who hunt, here is the ideal companion. Vincent T. Sparano, a lifelong devotee of hunting stories-and himself a hunter-presents these timeless tales, each a thrilling account of man and beast. Twenty-five stories reveal the adventure, the spirit, the fear, and the danger involved in hunting-from the truly terrifying "The Croc That Wouldn't Die" to the nearly unbelievable "Nightmare Hunt," in which a hunter is mauled by bears, and survives. There are tales of tigers and rams, of deer and cougars. There is the classic story of a moose hunt in the wilds of Alaska in 1897. But another side to hunting is also here-the camaraderie, the friendship, and the responsibility of one hunter for another. Throughout the book runs a constant theme: the loyalty of men sharing a common goal. And within that framework is another loyalty of the hunter and his dog. No collection of hunting stories would be complete without a selection that skillfully and touchingly portrays the feelings between human and animal. And no story reveals it with more dignity than "Nat's Dog." A full collection covering the range of stories and experiences of hunters, Classic Hunting Tales gives keen insight to the outdoors and all who dwell there. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.