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Memoirs of a Hunter


 
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Memoirs of a Hunter

Experiences in Finland and Russia 1904-1930
Friedrich Remmler
Translated by Ingmar Remmler Edited by Martin Hollinshead

Memoirs of a Hunter is an astonishing account of
hunting, trapping and hawking in Finland and Russia
between 1904 and 1930. Coming from a manuscript
lost for thirty-five years, this is a staggering true-life
adventure of deep snow, dark forests and times and
places long since claimed by history: in Finland, lynx
are run down on skis, in Tsarist Russia borzois are
matched against wolves, and below the Ural Mountains
the reader is introduced to some of the most formidable
golden eagles ever employed in falconry. It's a tale of
bear hunts and of stalking seals out on frozen oceans,
of forgotten techniques, hardship and danger.
Described in graphic detail and illustrated by renowned
Russian artist Vadim Gorbatov, this mesmerising
account will captivate not only the hunter, but anyone
interested in wildlife and the outdoors.

'Many know of Friedrich Remmler as the first western master of eagles. But his Memoirs of a Hunter opens up an entire lost world, so wild and brave it seems it could not be just a century ago. Nobody interested in the history of hunting and lost adventures should miss this book.' Stephen Bodio


‘If you want to read about a time past that will never be repeated and the adventures of not only Eagle hunting but bear and wolf as well, this is a must read! This book is right up there with "Death in the Long Grass" and the "Last Ivory Hunter" by Peter Capstick. Of particular interest to me was the part of visiting the "Eagle market" in Orenburg. Now there's something you won't see again!' From a review by Michael Kuriga on NAFEX

‘Destined to become a classic.’
Paul Morgan, Coch-y-Bonddu Books
Published by
The Fernhill Press
‘An extraordinary book…stuff to make your hair curl and pull the blankets over your head at night.’ Shooting Times, John Humphreys (who obviously took Chapter Eight – The Wolf Howler – to bed!)

‘A fascinating, and perhaps unique, account.’ The Countryman’s Weekly

‘In a style both riveting and entertaining, Friedrich Remmler takes the reader along on hunts at a time and place now lost to history. His adventures are so unique and his writing so mesmerizing and descriptive, you will wish he had written much more.’ The Safari Press, California

‘Memoirs of a Hunter opens up an entire lost world, so wild and brave it seems it could not be just a century ago. Nobody interested in the history of hunting and lost adventures should miss this book.’ US author Steve Bodio

‘A lost gem.’ Steve Ford, The British School of Falconry

‘If you want to read about a time past that will never be repeated and the adventures of not only Eagle hunting but bear and wolf as well, this is a must read! Of particular interest to me was the part of visiting the "Eagle market" in Orenburg. Now there's something you won't see again!’ From a review on the North American Falconry Exchange

And from the International Falconry Forum…

‘I made the mistake of starting to read it late on one night. I didn't get to bed until 2am!’


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Hard Covers, black and white
illustrations, 155pp, 160x240mm

5138 Memoirs of a Hunter. $39.95


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