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Publisher's Summary

Whitetail Nation is the uproarious story of the season Pete Bodo set out to kill the big buck. From the rolling hills of upstate New York to the vast and unforgiving land of the Big Sky to the Texas ranches that feature high fences, deer feeders, and money-back guarantees, Bodo traverses deep into the heart of a lively, growing subculture that draws powerfully on durable American values: the love of the frontier, the importance of self-reliance, the camaraderie of men in adventure, the quest for sustained youth, and, yes, the capitalist’s right to amass every high-tech hunting gadget this industry’s exploding commerce has to offer.

Gradually, Bodo closes in on his target - that elusive monster buck - and with each day spent perched in a deer stand or crawling stealthily in high grass (praying the rattlesnakes are gone) or shivering through the night in a drafty cabin (flannel, polar fleece, and whiskey be damned), listeners are treated to a hilarious and unforgettable tour through a landscape that ranges from the exalted to the absurd. Along the way Bodo deftly captures the spirit and passion of this rich American pursuit, tracing its history back to the days of Lewis and Clark and examining that age-old question: Why do men hunt?"

©2009 Mark Burnett (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"You can’t go wrong with Pete Bodo’s new book Whitetail Nation: My Season in Pursuit of the Monster Buck . . . Bodo writes with humor and insight. The result is a book that is entertaining, educational and a fun read." (Orlando Sentinel)

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Simply Awesome

The stories combined with a fantastic narration made for a new all time favorite.

Recommended for any true hunter. Z

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Fun listening good stories and relatable

If your looking for a "how to" guide this isn't it. However if you want to be entertained by some great hunting stories with a little bit of wisdom and some interesting characters thrown in then this is your book.

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Just plain awesome.

This is the best book on audible for any hunter or outdoorsmen. Believe me, I have all the outdoorsy books in my library. Most are not good. This book is the exception.

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Outstanding

I have read some wonderful books over the years in regards to the outdoors and hunting and this book is one of the best. It paints a perfect picture of the nature loving sportsman and conservationist. Serious, funny and outlined perfectly, this book is a must read for the hunter who not only loves the act of hunting but who reflects on times afield gone by and the love for the sport that is a timeless tradition. Bravo

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disappointing but not terrible

decently written. aside from his moral justification on trophy hunting and consumerism, not terrible at all