The Boone and Crockett Club is pleased to offer a new series of digitally remastered classic hunting and adventure books. Each book was authored by a member of the Boone and Crockett Club in the late 1800s or early 1900s and was hand-selected by a committee of vintage hunting literature experts. Readers will be taken back to a time when hunting trips didn’t happen over a weekend, but were adventures spanning weeks or months. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the high-quality photographs and drawings from decades long gone that are scattered throughout these titles. This series includes book by renowned adventure authors such as Theodore Roosevelt, William T. Hornaday, Charles Sheldon, and Frederick C. Selous, to mention only a few.
We currently offer our B&C Classics as eBooks in two different formats, as well as paperback editions.
- The ePub version is for almost any eReader available such as Nook, iPad, Sony, etc.
- The Mobi version is for Amazon Kindle devices only.
A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa
By Frederick Courteney Selous
Released April 2014! The Boone and Crockett Club has brought back to life Frederick Courteney Selous' epic African adventure in a meticulously remastered, high-quality paperback edition. Follow noted adventurer Selous as he spends nine years amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa as a professional hunter beginning in 1871 at the young age of 20.
In his preface he notes, “...my pages are naturally chiefly devoted to the ferae naturae amongst which I have been constantly living. Some of my conclusions with regard to lions, rhinoceroses, or other animal, may differ from those arrived at by other men equally competent to give an opinion; but, at all events, they are the result of a long personal experience of the beasts themselves, and have not been influenced in any way by the often unreliable stories of ‘old hunters.’ I have only to add that in the following pages I have done my best to express myself in plain, intelligible English; and if I have not succeeded in this respect as well as I could wish, I trust that my shortcomings will be leniently judged when it is remembered that the last nine years of my life have been passed amongst savages, during which time I have not undergone the best training for a literary effort.”
Selous delivers with a very entertaining and informative manuscript that will delight hunters, adventurers, and sportsmen of today.
Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies
By William T. Hornaday
The first book in Boone and Crockett Club's new series of digitally remastered classics. Travel to British Columbia with William T. Hornaday and John M. Phillips as they travel by horseback on an expedition to collect museum specimens and all the while capturing their adventures with a Hawk-Eye Stereo Camera.
Join early Boone and Crockett Club members William T. Hornaday and John M. Phillips as they travel through the mountains in British Columbia by horseback on an expedition to collect museum specimens and to hunt for the region's various big game animals. Readers will be delighted with the 70 high-quality photographs taken more than a hundred years ago... mostly in risky and daring situations. The images compliment Hornaday's prose, which is highly entertaining. The authors’ adventures take them among B.C.'s Rocky Mountain goats, grizzly bears, and bighorn sheep with hunting-dog extraordinaire Kaiser as their capable sidekick. Hornaday also provides detailed natural history on the various species-- big and small--they encounter along the way. Readers will also enjoy numerous camp-fire tales from the many colorful characters they meet on their trip.
African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist
By Theodore Roosevelt
Relive Roosvelt's account of his African wanderings as an American hunter-naturalist. This edition includes over 100 refined photographs, drawings, and maps from the original publication as well as bonus images not found in other editions. This superb volume is a classic among books of adventure. It shows the author not only as a mighty hunter, but as a profound student of natural history, a close observer of both plant and animal life, and a master of graphic and picturesque narrative. With his usual thoroughness he has added appendices from the naturalists’ note-books, and in general this volume in its permanent shape is the most important contribution to the literature of hunting, adventure, and scientific nature-study in Africa that has been produced.
Mr. Roosevelt had in mind this great expedition for several years before its public announcement. With his accustomed foresight, as it began to take shape as a probability, he consulted all the leading authorities, not only through their books, but by personal interviews. Eminent African hunters, such as F.C. Selous and Sir Harry Johnston, were invited to the White House and gave him the benefit of their wide experience.
Mr. Roosevelt and his son Kermit, who was the official photographer of the expedition, left New York on March 23d, 1909, and reached Cairo one year later. During that time they had traversed Africa from Mombasa on the Indian Ocean to the Nyanza Lakes, and from Albert Nyanza down the White Nile, and the Nile to Khartoum and to Cairo. They secured superb specimens of all the big game of Africa. Many of which can be found at the Smithsonian Institution still to this day.
Publishing Awards for African Game Trails
- Silver Award, eBook -- Benjamin Franklin Digital Books Awards by the Independent Publishers Association.
- Bronze Award, eBook -- PubWest Book Design Awards
Wilderness of the Upper Yukon: A Hunter’s Exploration for Wild Sheep in Sub-Arctic Mountains
By Charles Sheldon
Join Charles Sheldon in this wonderful book recording two years of field experiences while engaged in studying wild sheep of Yukon Territory from 1904 to 1905. This detailed account is strictly from the point of view of a hunter interested in natural history. Sheldon travelled by steamboat, canoe, pack horses and on foot as he was accompanied by other well known explorers of his generation such as Frederick C. Selous, William H. Osgood, and Carl Rungius. Along with mountain sheep, Sheldon also encounters moose, grizzly bears, and caribou. Wilderness of the Upper Yukon is profusely illustrated with nearly 100 photographs and paintings from the trip including four detailed maps of his travels