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Anyone know of any good reads concerning western (or Alaskan)trapping or hound hunting? Not looking for how-to, just good stories. Also looking for stories more modern than the mountain men era (already read most of those). I just got done reading Call of the Hounds by Del Cameron and Final Frontiersmen about Heimo Korth and looking for some other good ones now. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Philip Tome's "Pioneer Life" ("Thirty Years A Hunter") is an excellent historical biography of his adventures in north-central Pennsylvania around the turn of the 18th-19th centuries.

He describes hound-hunting and trapping elk, deer, bear, panther, and many smaller fur-bearers. Their system of running elk and live-catching them is fascinating.

It's not the geographical area your looking for but definitely a good read on the subjects you ask about.
 

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"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by E.N. Woodcock is another good one.

It's a biography of his adventures during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Pennsylvania and focuses on bear trapping but includes trapping of everything PA had to offer at that time.

Many of his stories were originally published in Fur-Fish-Game from 1903 to 1913 (back then the name of the magazine was Hunter-Trapper-Trader).

Again, not the geographical area your interested in but still an interesting read.
 

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Happy Trails and Bumpy Roads,
The Illusion of animal liberation- something along those lines.... Both are great books by Pa's Russ Carman. Highly suggested reads.
 

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adventures of a mountain man: the narrative of Zenas Leonard

book is about a guy from clearfield pa who went west with a beaver trapping expedition in 1831
 
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