On the Hunt: The History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin Paperback

On the Hunt: The History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin Paperback
On the Hunt: The History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin Paperback
Paperback: $25.00
224 pages, 100 illustrations, 8 x 9"
ISBN: 9780870209000

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By Robert C. Willging

On the Hunt is the story of deer-hunting in Wisconsin, from the spear-throwing Paleo-Indians to the sportsmen of today. Meticulously researched by one of the state’s most prolific outdoor writers, On the Hunt covers subsistence and sport hunting, deer camps, changing deer management policies, and recent developments and controversies—from human encroachment on deer habitat to CWD. Range maps and charts tracking annual herd populations and harvest goals complement Willging’s engaging storytelling. Drawing from Department of Conservation papers, hunting magazines, newspapers, historic photos of classic deer camps, and the personal stories of hunters and deer managers, On the Hunt offers a fascinating glimpse into a distant and not-so-distant past, when the hunt joined men in almost mythical unity and bucks were seemingly larger than life. 

Robert C. Willging is a freelance outdoors writer whose work has appeared in such publications as "Boundary Waters Journal," "Deer and Deer Hunting," "High Country News," "Wisconsin Natural Resources," and "Wisconsin Outdoor News." A wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and an ardent sportsman, Willging has pursued Wisconsin whitetails since 1984. He lives in Rhinelander with his wife and two children.