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DescriptionMemoirs of a Hunter - Experiences in Finland and Russia 1904-1930- Friedrich 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 mesmerizing 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