366 pages. 5.5 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches 85 B&W photos. 3 diagrams. 5 maps. 8 drawings. Great Northwest Publishing. Revised 2002. ISNB 0-937708-27-5
(Excerpts from the Foreword inside the book) Exceptionally skilled people seldom advertise their special abilities. Harold is a modest person. The praise set forth here, well-deserved, every word of it, will make this Alaska Master Guide uncomfortable, although all of it is not only true, but reserved. Alaska Safari is a reflection of the writer's knowledge and experience. It includes not only valuable information for the hunter who intends to seek a guide on the Last Frontier, but also a reservoir of important data for unguided non-resident as well as resident Alaska outdoorsmen. The book includes the beginnings of hunting and guiding in the Great Land, inside information on choosing a guide, hunting methods, firearms, equipment, survival, and record book forms (both Safari Club International and Boone & Crockett rulings.) Harold's book is a valuable source of information to sourdough as well as beginner. It's an expert work accomplished by an expert sportsman and guide.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Beginning-Early Hunting and Guiding
Chapter 2 Considering a Guide
Chapter 3 Choosing a Hunting Area
What do you want to hunt?
Where do you want to hunt?
How do you want to hunt?
Alaska's big game
Chapter 4 Finding a Guide/outfitter
Contacting references-what to ask?
Booking the hunt
Chapter 5 Expenses
Chapter 6 Paperwork
Chapter 7 Getting in Shape
Chapter 8 Your Choice of Weapon
Chapter 9 Equipment Lists
Chapter 10 Staying Out of Trouble with the Law
Chapter 11 Staying Alive
Chapter 12 Hunting the Right Way?
Chapter 13 Judging Trophies
Chapter 14 Trophy Presentation
Chapter 15 Will it Make the Book?
Chapter 16 The Adventure Begins
Chapter 17 Future of Alaska Hunting and Guiding