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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (Jan. 29 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738216054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738216058
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #294,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. fry on Jan. 12 2013
Format: Hardcover
I was really looking forward to this book, the cover is beautiful. But reading it I was quite disappointed Not written well and difficult to read because of that. So much emphasis on fitting in with the old boys club and hunting with rich old money. Recipes is a good idea, but some are not appealing to me or difficult to make. It is good for people to think where their food comes from but I am not interested in how rich or exclusive everything is.
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Not Impressed May 24 2012
By Aloysious77 - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Not Impressed

I lost interest in this book about half way through when it became apparent that all of the hunting the author does is on hunting preserves or private land where she pays someone to take her to the animals so she can shoot them. To be fair, I only read half this book and stopped because I was bored to death by the time I got to the part about her shooting all kinds of birds on a multi-million dollar hunting operation in Texas that caters to its wealthy clientele.

Ms. Pellegrini's desire to understand and appreciate where her food comes from by hunting for it is commendable, however, she unfortunately proves that it is not an experience most people can appreciate - unless they are wealthy. She missed an opportunity to experience hunting in its truest form because she chose to take a short cut and pay someone else to do the legwork. Learning the art and craft of hunting takes time and study to gain the knowledge of the ways of animals and their ecology, to know their habits and habitat and to become a part of the predator/ prey relationship. I think there are much better reads out there about hunting and foraging than this one.
81 of 94 people found the following review helpful
Waiting for Woman Hunter March 7 2012
By Chris - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I like hunting, I like cooking, so I thought this book would be a good read and addition to my library. The recipes are certainly useful, but there are plenty of wild game recipes out there if one looks.

The rest of the book is a narrative of her fun with friends who take her hunting in lavish ways. As far as an introduction to hunting it is useless- she never misses, never has to scout, or even walk that much. If you have a friend that owns a few thousand acres, has hunted there for decades and will hold your hand through the entire hunt, this book will be a great introduction. If you want to go from the meat aisle in the grocery to bringing home some game and you should keep looking.

She does mention a few times that she is engaging in once-in-a-lifetime hunting trips, which is great for her memoirs and self-marketing. This does not help anyone to understand how to hunt their own meat. I want to eat venison more than once in my life, and spend under $10,000 to do it. Her one hunting trip on public land is also her worst hunting trip, what message is that conveying? It is great if you own your own ranch or club, or have a guide take you out, but that is not a way to get regular meat for the table. That is a vacation for most of us.

I had hoped to read some reflection and thoughts on *why* we hunt or the state of hunting today. That was almost completely lacking, perhaps 6 pages in the entire book had any reflection. The thinking, what there was, was more like fortune cookie thoughts- "it woke something primal in me", "I feel a connection with nature", etc. I think the quotes she grabbed from other writers were the 'philosophy' part of the book.

Generally, this book was as the title describes- a girl hunting. She is taken care of every step of the way, self-absorbed, and shallow. It does not describe the many women and men who hunt for their meat in the United States.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A disservice to hunters March 10 2013
By James - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I am an avid hunter and read this book after recently reading Call of the Mild by Lily Raff McCaulou. Others have given very accurate reviews of this book (look at the 3, 2, and 1 star reviews) so I will keep mine short. Georgia's stories are shallow and do not reflect the true meaning or purposefulness of hunting. Instead she presents hunting as a "sport" for rich people that can afford to hunt at multimillion dollar "camps", drink too much, and have little to no respect for the animals they take. She even seems to brag about how expensive it all is and how "in" she is.

If you want to know about hunting, are unsure about how you feel about hunting, or just want to hear what real hunters feel about the subject PLEASE do not base your opinions on this junk. Read a book like Call of the Mild that really expresses the emotion and meaning inherent in hunting. This book is truly a black-eye for all hunters.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Not what being a "girl" hunter means. April 9 2013
By Amy Walters - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is nothing what I expected. She really doesn't get it all. Please read "Call of the Mild" and don't waste your money on this. Recipes sound good, but who really keeps that stuff in their pantry? 'Rich girl plays hunter' should be the title. Not impressed at all. I am a "girl hunter" and this book is lacking in every aspect.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
great Jan. 20 2013
By constance - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm a general hunter (big game and birds). I found each chapter well written, entertaining and fun. At the end of each chapter are some of Georgias recipes. I have tried several of the recipes and all are wonderful (did I mention my husband and I cook our game?)

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