Book Reviews

Wild Montana, Donald M. Jones, Wildlife, animals, photography
Cordelia Pryor
Often, the highlights of a trip to Yellowstone or a weekend spent in the wilderness are encounters with the four-legged or winged compatriots we see along the way. Read more >>
literature, books
Cordelia Pryor
Published out of northwest Montana, the Whitefish Review  Read more >>
Round Trip Book Review
Thomas Elpel
What if you were pursued through the mountains by killers and tracked by dogs? Could you outrun them? Could you outwit them? Could you turn and defeat them? Many a young man has had the flight of fancy of an extreme survival adventure. Read more >>
the editors
Titles for a distracting season.  Read more >>
Toward a Natural Forest, Custer Gallatin National Forest
Tucker, David
Over time, people change, and after reading Toward a Natural Forest (Oregon State University Press, $20), it’s clear governme Read more >>
Yellowstone, Montana, National Parks
Morgan Solomon
Delve deep into Yellowstone’s wild with David Peterson’s stunning photo book, Yellowstone: Near, Far & Wild (Farcountry Press, $20). Read more >>
the man behind the maps
Jack Taylor
Unfurl a trail map of your favorite ski area and let your mind wander through the possibilities of an epic ski day. Read more >>
wild game recipes, jerky
Corey Hockett
After most hunting seasons, I make a batch or two of jerky, typically with elk (if I’m lucky enough to get one) and almost always flying by the seat of my pants. I’ve ground it, cut strips, dehydrated, and cooked it in the oven, but never have I felt like I’ve had a foolproof system. Read more >>
horse racing in america, book, book review
Corey Hockett
Sid Gustafson offers us a powerful glimpse into a unique and unfamiliar world in his new novel, Horseracing in America (Sleipnir Publishing Read more >>
last best ski montana
Corey Hockett
We all know the value of a good guidebook. Read more >>
Cookbook, cooking, game
Mike England
Unlike backstraps, which require only salt and pepper to make a person sigh with sensory bliss, some wild-game cuts need more love. Even elk, if not shot cleanly or taken care of properly in field, can lose its luster. Read more >>
Cooking, poultry, cookbook
Cordelia Pryor
When you work hard for your game, there’s nothing quite as disappointing as botching the meal. This is where a good cookbook comes in. Read more >>
Cookbook, local, cooking
Jack Taylor
Combining a foundation of local ingredients with zesty elements from the kitchen of her Chinese-immigrant parents, Stella Fong provides an eclectic assortment of recipes in Flavors under the Big Sky (Arcadia, $27). Read more >>
Cookbook, sausage, cooking
Chris McCarthy
For the last several years, I’ve dabbled in making my own wild-game sausage. Read more >>
Dan Spur
You don’t have to be one of the 30 million people who lost their jobs last spring to contemplate vegetable gardening as an alternate—even primary—food source. Read more >>
Joshua Bergan
Much has been said about the sport of fishing, which is why Jackie Corley arranged this 104-page compendium entitled  Read more >>
Ian Roderer
Most coloring books are merely filled with cartoons, but Discover Montana Treasures: Bozeman & Beyond (Sintr, $15). Read more >>
canoe trip book cover
Corey Hockett
Every wilderness expedition is a spiritual journey,” writes Thomas J. Elpel, after spending nearly half a year in a canoe. But Elpel’s expedition started well before his first paddlestroke. Read more >>
saving species on private lands
John F. Organ
In his 1930 American Game Policy, Aldo Leopold wrote that we must recognize the landowner as the custodian of wildlife, and that only the landowner can practice management efficiently. Read more >>
Holden Sieler
Montana’s alpine lakes offer some of the most scenic and rewarding fishing available on the planet, but these piscine gems often lie at the end of a day’s hike in wild, unpredictable backcountry. Read more >>
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