Review – The Black Ghosts of Autumn

The Black Ghosts Of Autumn CoverOccasionally I am contacted with requests form various sources, often educational, for permission to use some of my photos. Recently I had a request from the daughter of an eighty year old father who was about to publish a book written about his life and passion of hunting wild turkeys. I had written a post entitled “Wing Bone Turkey Call” and was glad to grant permission for it’s use. She asked me if I hunted turkeys to which I replied “not yet” and then she asked if I would be interested in reading the book, and, in the interest of broadening my outdoor knowledge, I replied “yes!”.

I was sent a PDF copy to review before it was published. For me, reading is a laborious task and I’ve always been a visually oriented person, having a career as a corporate photopgrapher, videographer, and web master, but once I started to read this book I was captivated from the start. The author, Ronald B. Housel, has an easy-to-read writing style that got me hooked from the start and his passion for his craft held my interest throughout it’s 14 chapters.

And what a diversity of topics! It is a very complete work from a very experienced hunter that not only inspires want-to-be turkey hunters to pursue this field but also has many helpful insights for those seasoned hunters that want to continue honing their skills. The recipes are mouth-watering and the candid stories at the end had me rolling with laughter. I would recommend this book to any hunter who is contemplating or actively engaged in the pursuit of the elusive wild turkey.

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