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Legendary Whitetails: Stories and Photos of 40 of the Greatest Bucks of All Time [Hardcover]

Dick Idol
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All the famous deer are here - the Jordan, the Breen, the Hole-in-the-Horn, and current world records for both typical and non-typical categories. Included for each are stunning photographs, scoresheets, and in-depth stories of how the deer were taken. Besides a fine collection of hunting stories, the accounts include fascinating details of how the great heads of the past came to be acknowledged and revered today. [..] -- Kansas Wildlife & Parks Magazine / Mike Blair

Legendary Whitetails is a story and photographic history of 40 of the greatest whitetail record book bucks of all time. The principle author is legendary big trophy buck hunter Dick Idol with personal contributing writing by some of this countries best big buck hunters. -- New Hampshire Wildlife / The Outdoor Bookworm / Book Reviews by Bill Carney

This book is the best whitetail book ever printed. You not only get excellent photos of the 40 greatest bucks of all time, but the hard facts about them. A must for all serious hunters. No library should be without this book. -- Town Talk / The Great Outdoors by Jim Kulp

[..] he book describes in detail how each hunter bagged his trophy buck. It is accompanied by beautiful full-page pictures. Some of the hunters stalked their trophys for weeks or even years for that right moment. Others took their deer of a lifetime by just being in the right place at the right time. -- The Palladium-Times / Outdoors Report by Doug Fuegel

[..] Whitetails hunters are dreamers and this book is the stuff of which those dreams are made. Among the featured deer are the kings of them all - the world-record typical and non-typical. Included are the inside stories of how these mystical bucks came to their lofty #1 position. -- American Sportsman Magazine

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Whitetail Hunters Jan. 26 2003
Format:Hardcover
This book is great. The stories behind each magnificent animal makes you feel like you were there on the hunt. Very insightful info on the Big Bucks that have been made famous. I am looking forward to the second book Legendary Whitetails II. You won't be disappointed with this one. My hat is off to Dick Idol!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary Whitetails Jan. 24 2002
Format:Hardcover
If you are a deer hunter-buy this book! The short stories about the 40 greatest deer of all time and photos of these beasts are enough to make the heart of the most seasoned deer hunter thump with buck fever. Since my purchase of this book, I have bought three others for my three lucky hunting buddies. What a book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It can happen to anyone! Dec 24 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Reading this book was enlightening. I came away with the realization that what happened to these people can happen to anyone. Most of the people in the book were ordinary people that just went out hunting. Some were "trophy Hunters" but many were just subsistence meat hunters that were out looking for food to feed their families. Many of them would typically have been happier shooting a nice young fork horn or a doe.
Anyone that is a Whitetail deer hunter would enjoy this book thoroughly. I could not put it down once I started reading it. I can't wait for volume two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Nov. 21 2001
Format:Hardcover
Anyone who has the "fever" will love this book. Some of the stories in this book are almost fable like. If you like this book, check out World Record Whitetails for an even more in depth look at large bucks through the past century.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It can happen to anyone! Dec 24 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Reading this book was enlightening. I came away with the realization that what happened to these people can happen to anyone. Most of the people in the book were ordinary people that just went out hunting. Some were "trophy Hunters" but many were just subsistence meat hunters that were out looking for food to feed their families. Many of them would typically have been happier shooting a nice young fork horn or a doe.
Anyone that is a Whitetail deer hunter would enjoy this book thoroughly. I could not put it down once I started reading it. I can't wait for volume two.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Whitetail Hunters Jan. 26 2003
By Perry Jensen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is great. The stories behind each magnificent animal makes you feel like you were there on the hunt. Very insightful info on the Big Bucks that have been made famous. I am looking forward to the second book Legendary Whitetails II. You won't be disappointed with this one. My hat is off to Dick Idol!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary Whitetails Jan. 24 2002
By Clint A. McCoy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you are a deer hunter-buy this book! The short stories about the 40 greatest deer of all time and photos of these beasts are enough to make the heart of the most seasoned deer hunter thump with buck fever. Since my purchase of this book, I have bought three others for my three lucky hunting buddies. What a book!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Nov. 21 2001
By "c55420" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Anyone who has the "fever" will love this book. Some of the stories in this book are almost fable like. If you like this book, check out World Record Whitetails for an even more in depth look at large bucks through the past century.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book! March 5 2014
By S. Jean - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is an awesome book.I bought it for my son-in-law for Christmas. It has wonderful photos and stories to go with each. Loads of information. I'm not a hunter at all, but loved this book. The cover makes it a great presentation.
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