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Offline onecoyote

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A great coyote book.
« on: July 11, 2009, 09:37:55 PM »
I received the book "Coyote Man" the other day in the mail. Stayed up until 1:00 am this morning reading it. If you've never heard of the book, it's about a man named Ray Alcorn the man who invented modern day hand calling as we know it. Alcorn was from Bishop California where he learned to trap as a young boy, his family moved to Fallon Nevada where he was an animal control man.
In the early 40s he got a hand made call from a Paiute Indian from Wells Nevada, called and howled coyotes in that he documented. The book is full of stories any coyote hunter would enjoy.
Small World, my neighbor knew Ray Alcorn and bought his house from him in Fallon. I use to hunt many of the same areas Alcorn hunted in Nevada when he was hunting them but we never crossed paths, I never heard of him at the time. Wish I would have, because I would have made it a point to meet him. Check out the book, you won't be sorry.

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Re: A great coyote book.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 10:23:52 PM »
Sounds like a real good book... is it currently in print?

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Re: A great coyote book.
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 12:25:32 AM »
Here's a link to the book
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Re: A great coyote book.
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009, 09:21:31 AM »
Ray Alcorn uh?
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Offline BlueDuck

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Re: A great coyote book.
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009, 09:53:06 AM »
"$40."    I guess I won't be reading it any time soon.   Ill keep an eye out for a used copy......

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Re: A great coyote book.
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009, 11:17:15 AM »
You're right, $40 is a lot of money for most people nowadays. What you can learn from this book is worth every bit of that $40 though. An idea would be to go 50/50 with someone else and share the book as I doubt anyone would be selling it for less too soon. If you belong to a club, ask the club to buy it and share it with the members. Good luck.
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