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All Things Jerky: The Definitive Guide to Making Delicious Jerky and Dried Snack Offerings

By Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon with a forward from Jim Zumbo
Skyhorse Publishing; E-book and softcover; 192 pp.; 100 color photos; $14.95.
Jerky, one of the oldest forms of food preservation, has become a national obsession. Exotic jerky — wild salmon, buffalo, alligator — was even projected to be the hot culinary trend of 2015 by Parade’s Community Table. The average consumer has begun to realize that there is nothing like tasty, chewy jerky for satisfying those hunger cravings. And homemade jerky is far superior to the packaged kind, is much less expensive, and is surprisingly simple to make. All Things Jerky: The Definitive Guide to Making Delicious Jerky and = Dried Snack Offerings focuses on one hundred of the best tried-and tested recipes from around the world and includes recipes designed for everyone from supermarket moms to the avid hunter and fisher.
 

Understanding Coyotes: The Comprehensive Guide for Hunters, Photographers and Wildlife Watchers

By Michael Huf
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; softcover; 120 pp.; $19.95.
The book provides a comprehensive overview of every aspect of the coyote’s life. Topics covered include biology, dispersal patterns, territories, diet, diseases, predationand interactions with domestic livestock. The author, Michael Huff, interviewed many of the leading coyote researchers in the United States and spent numerous hours observing the animals throughout the United States. Predator hunters will find the detailed chapters on the animal’s visions, smell and hearing of special interest. It includes how to overcome its super senses to get close to coyotes in the wild.
 

Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks and Nonsense

By Krista Schlyer
Skyhorse Publishing; hardcover; 276 pp; $24.
At 28 years old, Krista Schlyer sold almost everything she owned and packed the rest of it in a station wagon bound for the American wild. Her two best friends joined her—one a grumpy, grieving introvert, the other a feisty dog—and together they sought out every national park, historic site, forest, and wilderness they could get to before their money ran out or their minds gave in. The journey began as a desperate escape from urban isolation, heartbreak, and despair, but became an adventure beyond imagining. Chronicling their colorful escapade, Almost Anywhere explores the courage, cowardice, and heroics that live in all of us, as well as the life of nature and the nature of life.
 

Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek, An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone

By Todd Wilkinson with photograph by Thomas D. Mangelsen

Rizzoli/New York; hardcover; 240 pp.; 150 photographs; $60.
Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek” tells the harrowing story of famous grizzly mother 399 and her family of offspring, who inhabit Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Their lives provide a window into understanding the lives—and deaths—of both bears and people vying for space in the 21st century, grizzly conservation, the move to remove grizzlies from federal protection and the potential consequences of bringing back a trophy sport hunt.  ♦
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