DEERLAND is a book from Lyons Press and written by Al Cambronne. It takes a thoughtful look at the complexities that surround the wild deer herd in America. As a country we’ve gone through boom and bust periods when it comes to deer population in many areas. And, as much as we’d like to simplify the causes of this down to just overhunting, or lack of good management it’s often much more complex, as Cambronne explores in the book.
With chapters like Inside America’s Deer-Industrial Complex and Why the Mountain Fears It’s Deer, Cambronne touches on many of the influences by humans that impact the deer herd as well as what happens in the modern world when deer populations are left unchecked.
Today’s deer hunter is very different from the hunter of the past. Advancements in technology move faster and faster each year, and deer hunting is big business. State and Federal laws often times cannot advance as quickly as the release of new products that result from these advancements. The result is questions of hunting ethics and philosophical discussions on the true essence of hunting and “fair chase”.
For those who hunt as well as those who don’t hunt but are interested in the outdoors, Cambronne provides an entertaining and thorough review of deer the in our modern world. You can buy DEERLAND at Amazon.