This book is for those readers who want to live a hunter’s adventures vicariously in the vast expanse of the awesome British Columbia, Canada wilderness… or perhaps those hunters who have experienced the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, wherever they live… and enjoy reading about other hunters’ experiences and even re-living their own adventures…
Who wouldn’t enjoy the view from the top of the Yalakom Mountains, or the Ashnola region’s glistening lakes where one can bump into a California bighorn ram, a mountain goat or mule deer among brilliant autumn colors reflected in mirror-shiny waters?
Who wouldn’t enjoy living, if only for a brief span, in the swamp and gorgeous water world of the Atlin, B.C. region where the largest of our moose roam? Or where mountain caribou and stone sheep often stand etched against an azure sky in unbelievably sharp detail?
Who wouldn’t enjoy a trip along the twisting and turning Coquihalla River as it winds its tortuous, churning course through deep canyons that gleam like molten silver in the light of a harvest moon?
Who wouldn’t love to ride a sure-footed saddle horse on a hunting trip and feel at one with nature?
These were unforgettable experiences for me, bound together by the companionship of good partners. Indeed, while others may stop along our crowded highways to appreciate the scenery and nature – it is the hunter who truly lives the experience as he sits near a game trail and waits for his quarry. A hunter sees the life and death experience in its true perspective.
He might observe a grizzly grazing in a meadow or digging for marmots or hear the bugle of a rutting bull elk, or the dry cough of a bull moose.
He goes to sleep with the chorus of timber wolves singing him a lullaby, yet he also knows that the song probably means death for some creature unlucky enough to cross the wolves. It is all part of the cycle of life.
For over 30 years I hunted in B.C. on countless trips through some of the finest hunting country the western world has to offer. I traveled by car, 4×4 truck, trail bike, horse, canoe or river boat, by fly-in aircraft, and even a freight train to reach my fantastic Northwest British Columbia hunting ranges.
I have climbed from sea level to the summits of sky-scraping mountains and have hunted every species of game this province has to offer. It was tough going at times – hair-raising, even dangerous — but it was all highly dramatic and beautiful.
I am happy and grateful I was able to do it.
Finding game was, of course, always my excuse to get away into the wilderness.
Killing game was of lesser importance — unless I needed venison for my family.
Perhaps I should confess that my hunting philosophy is similar to that of a livestock farmer who cares for his animals and culls his herd only to make a living or to protect the range and propagate only the best of his stock. I believe in conservation and management of our wildlife and fisheries.
I have never been a trophy hunter. But I have, on occasion, killed trophy-sized game. My greatest reward of the hunt was always the unforgettable adventure of living on raw land, in harmony with nature or against all odds.
I have written hundreds of short stories and articles about my adventures and conservation. I worked hard to protect our environment and local Coquitlam River from the destruction of the gravel operators. This small river is now back from the brink of extinction and the Salmonid Enhancement Program brought the salmon back to our river. I worked hard for the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Federation. I taught the C.O.R.E. Hunter Training Course.
Additionally, I loved taking photographs of my adventures.
Please pick up your copy of Great Hunting Adventures in Paperback or in the Kindle Edition today. Your review is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Great Hunting Adventures Volume 2 will be available in the middle of April 2017
3 Simple Woodworking Projects: In the Workshop with Henry (Volume 1)Paperback– Large Print, April 20, 2015 is available now in an 8.5 x 11 inch book for easy handling and reading. You can buy it here: http://amzn.to/1OnNohK
I hope to hear from you and when you have your projects built please send me photos and a tale from your adventures. I will post them here if you like. My Dad would be pleased to know someone else is still making these items.
Hi. Sorry I have been slow to get more DIY books together and published. But finally…I managed to get 2 more Simple How-To articles together and combined these with the 49 Easy Steps to Build Your Own Marsh Fox Duck Punt. These are as follows:
1. 49 Easy Steps to Build Your Own “Marsh Fox” Duck Punt (Kindle Edition). In the Workshop With Henry Series. You can use this link: http://amzn.to/1PzoGbz
I have added the materials list that somehow mysteriously disappeared from the other first versions.
2) 17 Easy Steps to Build Your Own Portable “Camp Kitchen”: In the Workshop With Henry Series (“In the Workshop with Henry” Book 2) [Kindle Edition] Link: http://amzn.to/1HCngu5
3) 21 Easy Steps to Build Your Complete Gun & Ammo “Compact” Case: “In the Workshop with Henry” The link is: http://amzn.to/1OnNVjZ (I will make a new cover over the weekend))
For your convenience I have combines all 3 eBooks into 1 Print book that is now available as well from Amazon. Thanks for bearing with me.
Sorry my posts have not been as often as before. I have been trying hard to organize this massive amount of literary works my Dad left me. I will be uploading some other stories here for download very shortly. I need to complete some technical things on the site first and clean it up a bit and fix the menus etc.
New EBook on Amazon now with an easy to follow design to build your own “Marsh Fox” Duck Punt by Henry E. Prante was just listed March 17, 2013.
It features 49 easy steps to building your very own “Marsh Fox” duck punt as well as diagrams.
The “MARSH FOX” is a light weight (about 88 pounds) one-person duck punt especially designed for the marshes of British Columbia, BC — but could just as easily be used anywhere on earth that has marshes and wetlands.This home built duck punt can get waterfowler’s, photographers, and anyone who so desires, much closer to their quarry among reeds and marshes and improve the success of their outdoor adventures.This book outlines an easy to follow 49 step by step method of building your own “Marsh Fox” duck punt. It includes the actual design and other helpful information to improve upon your success.Some basic woodworking skills and tools are necessary, but I believe you will be pleased with the result if you follow the design and instructions as they are laid out.
I hope you enjoy this project and your new adventures.
The Smashwords edition is no longer available at this time. Sorry. It has been un-published as I decided to re-publish with Amazon and they required that I un-publish it. It will still be available to those who bought it or downloaded a complimentary copy previously. Henry E Prante’s Great Hunting Adventures is NOW available at www.amazon.com vie short code: http://goo.gl/dncxC
Publication Date: January 31, 2013
Like many young boys, Henry Prante’s imagination was stirred by tales of big game hunting in the Canadian wilderness.
He loved to share his multitude of stories from his trips, and hopefully this collection of adventures will ignite the imagination of a new generation of hunting enthusiasts, and anyone who would just enjoy a series of good adventure tales.
Join Henry, as he and his friends, go after British Columbia’s fantastic big game — bear, sheep, deer, moose and more!
Our family truly enjoyed eating the healthy organic meat he brought home and we still miss Dad dearly.
I found this site while I was just driving along minding my own business and decided to come home and explore it. It is quite interesting with lots of pictures too. Check out www.bcghosttowns.com They have put together quite abit of great historic information.
I would love to go and visit these ghost towns. Maybe next year I can venture out to check some of them out.
My dream has been to travel BC and see and learn all I can about this great province of ours. My Dad was one of those who took every opportunity he could to explore it and took thousands of photos and wrote about all his adventures.
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