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Traditional Bows and Wild Places : A Lifetime Afield with Bow and Arrow
This is a book I’ve always wanted to write. Plenty of bowhunting adventure and even some practical advice, along with observations on wildlife, wilderness, and backcountry living across North America and around the world. At over 300 pages, this is my longest book and Lori’s fine photos really bring the text to life. Great original cover by noted artist Bob White.
~~ Don Thomas
To All Things A Season - Here are the stories of a true sportsman's passion, pursuing his life's dream to spend as much time as possible flyfishing, bowhunting, and wingshooting.
Fool Hen Blues - In Fool Hen Blues, Don Thomas turns the sharp wit and keen insight that readers enjoyed in Whitefish Can't Jump and Longbows in the Far North on the art of wingshooting.
Double-Set - $30.00
Double Helix - The record of Don Thomas’ first five trips to Africa, The Double Helix contains equal measures of adventure narrative and insightful observations about one of the most fascinating places on earth.
Longbow Country - In Longbow Country , Don Thomas writes of his many years of hunting with the longbow. His love of the longbow and out outdoors permeates from each chapter, taking the reader on a trip afield with him.
Double-Set - $30.00
The Double Helix
The record of Don Thomas’ first five trips to Africa, The Double Helix contains equal measures of adventure narrative and insightful observations about one of the most fascinating places on earth. While the text contains chapters on everything from wingshooting to African politics, the heart of the book deals with bowhunting African plains game. No book ever written covers this subject so completely, and the extensive appendix contains a wealth of practical information that travelers to Africa will find invaluable.
$20.00, reduced from $30.00
A follow-up coffee table collaboration with Denver Bryan, from Ducks Unlimited.
$25, down from $29.50
The Life of A Lab
Don’s collaboration with photographer Denver Bryan became one of the best selling outdoor titles of the decade.
$25, reduced from $29.50
In Longbow Country , Don Thomas writes of his many years of hunting with the longbow. His love of the longbow and out outdoors permeates from each chapter, taking the reader on a trip afield with him. From tales of hunting black bears in Alaska to Arizona javelina to the wild pigs of Hawaii, the 21 essays in this book are written from the heart of one of the best outdoor writers of our time.
The Language of Wings
“I believe the author is at his best when he writes about the common experiences shared by waterfowls everywhere: the cherished company of family and friends, the sights and sounds of a duck marsh at dawn, the joys of hunting with a faithful retriever, the satisfaction of making a good clean shot, and the endless mysteries of waterfowl and the natural world .” From the forward by Matt Young, editor of Ducks Unlimited Magazine.
Available in Kindle Format on Amazon
Montana Peaks, Streams and Prairie
From the peaks of the Continental Divide to the expanse of its eastern prairie, Montana contains some of America’s richest wildlife habitat. Wilderness guide and author Don Thomas offers a series of personal ecological reflections on subjects as grand as the grizzly, as controversial as the wolf and as obscure as the upland plover. From native lore and the observations of Lewis and Clark to the present day, Thomas traces the history of human attitudes toward the region’s wildlife. The result is both a guide and a testament to the value of western wildlife and ecosystems.
To All Things a Season
Here are the stories of a true sportsman's passion, pursuing his life's dream to spend as much time as possible flyfishing, bowhunting, and wingshooting. Travel with Don as he fishes a small spring creek in the dead of winter for trout, takes on blackbear and steelhead in Alaska; hunts pheasants and sage grouse in Montana; stalks the wild mushroom as well as prehistoric paddlefish on the Missouri River; calls up wild turkey for his young daughter and takes on the wild boar of South Africa. At the end of each story Don shares a delicious recipe related to his catch of the day. In these stories , Thomas shows why he is one of America's quintessential sportsmen and storytellers.
$19.95, reduced from $29.95
Whitefish Can't Jump - Out of Print
In his preface to Whitefish Can’t Jump, Don Thomas writes: “A space alien arriving on the Big Hole during the middle of the salmon-fly hatch might conclude that the same sport an earlier writer had trouble distinguishing from religion is really about entomology, fashionable outdoor wear, and power, all of which is wrong.
Above all else, flyfishing is about fish and the places they are found.” Here, then, are nineteen fly-fishing stories refreshingly devoid of Latin, pink shirts, and angling glitterati - stories where fish and the places they are found unabashedly occupy center stage.
Dream Fish and Road Trips
Don Thomas has made a delightful series of borings into some great fisheries. He brings us vivid impressions, highly original anecdotes, and a persuasive picture of the importance of angling." - Thomas McGuane
Fool Hen Blues
In Fool Hen Blues, Don Thomas turns the sharp wit and keen insight that readers enjoyed in Whitefish Can't Jump and Longbows in the Far North on the art of wingshooting. His stories take us from the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska to the high plains of central Montana. Join Don as he hunts ducks on an spring creek in the dead of winter, chases blues in the fall, and stalks a sharptail lek with a camera in the spring. In these stories hunting and the land comprise the framework for the larger picture of life's experiences. "That may finally be what the best of the outdoors has to offer us - a means of reckoning with the rest."
$19.95, reduced from $30
Have Bow, Will Travel
Don Thomas’s latest collection of outdoor tales begins in some of the wildest corners of the world, in Africa and the Pacific, as he hunts wild and occasionally dangerous game the hardest way possible, with longbow and recurve.
Subsequent sections take the reader to the Far North and all about the country before concluding in his home state of Montana. Although a highly successful bowhunter, Thomas’s rich prose emphasizes the people, places, and natural history he encounters during his travels as much as the actual hunting.
A semi-retired physician and active Alaska hunting guide, Thomas writes about fly-fishing, wing-shooting, and wildlife as well as bowhunting for numerous national publications including Gray’s Sporting Journal, Alaska, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Shooting Sportsman. He also co-edits Traditional Bowhunter and writes a regular column for Bowhunter.
This is his 16th outdoor book, and his work has appeared in numerous anthologies. 330 pages, B&W photographs. Introduction by David Petersen.
Available in Kindle Format on Amazon
How Sportsmen Saved the World
This book no longer available in printed format.
It is available as a Kindle edition on Amazon.
Since the nineteenth century, hunters and anglers have played a pivotal role in protecting the world's essential species and habitat. What we now call the environmental movement stems from the first efforts of sportsmen to preserve the land and animals they loved. In How Sportsmen Saved The World, renowned author, E. Donnall Thomas Jr. tells for the first time, the complete story of how sportsmen managed to make our world a better place.