ISBN 0-937708-17-8 213 pages. 1987. Many B&W photos and illustrations. Great Northwest Publishing and Distributing Co. Dimensions: 4.5 in x 7.5 in x 0.6 in.
(From the book’s foreword by Charles J. Keim) Thankfully, Harold Schetzle is one of millions of Americans taught by their fathers to use a firearm properly, then share hunts. As son and father, I can testify that this is a prideful experience, and important to the nation.
I have a somewhat similar, but dual, feeling about Harold. First, there’s the sense of pride over this Vietnam Veteran’s accomplishments as a widely published writer since he first arrived at the University of Alaska, where I became his professor/friend. Second, while I was serving as a registered big game guide on the Alaska Guide Licensing and Control Board, I watched Harold develop from assistant to highly respected fair chase guide. Later, I could assure him from afar, "you have the know-how; don’t worry about your passing the examinations for Master Guide."
Today he holds that honorable professional position - hard earned, but auguring well for hunters who increasingly seek this highly experienced outdoorsman’s expert services. They are a diversity of hunters, from the United States, New Zealand, France, Germany, Norway, and our good friend and neighbor, Canada. And they can "book" to hunt for a diversity of big game with modern firearms, muzzle loaders, archery and camera.
There are many persons, of course, who for a number of reasons cannot actively participate in such Alaskan wilderness hunts with Harold, or swap stories, maybe even a few "tall tales" with him around the campfire. Vicariously, they’ll be able to participate by reading this, his first book, ALASKA WILDERNESS HUNTER. When they complete reading, they’ll want to call Harold by the same name as do his other warm friends: "Zeke." Read the book, and do it. You’re going to get to know this writer/guide better!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Making of a Wilderness Hunter
Chapter 2 Fair Chase
Chapter 3 Old Broken Horn
Chapter 4 Too Late To Back Down
Chapter 5 World record For A Week
Chapter 6 Alaska Range Ram
Chapter 7 The Granddaddy Of Zachar Bay
Chapter 8 Strange Year Of One-Antler Moose
Chapter 9 Poncho-Bush Country Survivor
Chapter 10 Ten Feet To Oblivion
Chapter 11 Black Bears of Prince William Sound
Chapter 12 Double On Deer
Chapter 13 Siwash Survival
Chapter 14 King Of The Mountain
Chapter 15 Big Bore For Big Bear
Chapter 16 Alaska Range Trapline
Chapter 17 Alder Mania
Chapter 18 Battered But Not Beaten
Chapter 19 Family Trapline In The Alaskan Wilds
Chapter 20 A Guide To Guided Hunts