This is only one of the unusual guns and hunts that where I use muzzleloading rifles, pistols, smoothbores and shotguns to take large and small game animals. This book is designed to introduce other hunters to the possibilities that muzzleloading guns offer for taking a variety of interesting game animals and fowl.
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Sandersville, GA., Muzzleloaders for hunters by Wm. Hovey Smith is the first of a series of eight E-books in the Muzzleloading Short Shots series to be published. The 36-page book is now available on Amazon.com as a Kindle title for $4.99. Within three weeks it will also be sold by Barnes & Noble as a Nook Book as well as from Apple’s iBookstore, Sony, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, eBookPie and eSentral for the same price.
For those who do not have E-readers, a pdf file that may be read on any computer and many E-connected devices can be ordered via PayPal from the author’s website www.hoveysmith.com for $7.00.
Subtitled, How to select a muzzleloader that fits your hunting style and pocketbook, this new approach to muzzleloading by author Wm. Hovey Smith, has ten chapters that examines the different styles of muzzleloaders used for hunting big and small game, helps the user select among them and gives examples of their uses from his 50 years of hunting with muzzleloading guns in North America, Europe and Africa.
Titles of the 10 Chapters are, Why hunt with muzzleloading guns?, Selecting your first muzzleloader, Drop-barrel muzzleloaders, Bolt and striker-fired in-lines, Falling, rolling and pivoting-block muzzleloaders, Muzzleloading revolvers, Hunting small and big game with smoothbores, Building muzzleloading guns from kits, Muzzleloading rifles for young people, ladies and seniors, What about a custom muzzleloader? and concludes with Supplier’s Addresses with e-mail links to the companies.
Each chapter contains a candid discussion of the topics based on his experiences with these guns and he reports on both their advantages and shortcomings along with notes on current prices and pointed recommendations for various uses.
Not only would this book be useful for those thinking about hunting with muzzleloading guns for the first time, it also explores many unusual aspects of muzzloading such as waterfowl hunting with ex-military muskets, handgun hunting for deer and wild hogs with pistols and small game and turkey hunting with a variety of guns.
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Book 2, Buying Used Muzzleloading Guns, is now available, and the other books in the series will be released in 2013. Other Muzzleloading Short Shot Books are Book 3, Shooting and Maintaining Your Muzzleloader, Book 4. Hunting with Muzzleloading Shotguns and Smoothbore Muskets, Book 5. Hunting Big and Small Game with Muzzleloading Pistols, Book 6. Hunting with Muzzleloading Revolvers, Book 7. Muzzleloading Guns for Self Defense and Book 8. Building Your Own Muzzleloader. All of these titles will be available from the same E-book outlets.