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Soon the turkeys will mate, the does will drop, and the cycle begins anew. This picture of my beautiful mother--Lucille Mae Joseph Raleigh--in 1972 with a fat St. Lawrence River smallmouth, that almost pulled her rod out of her hands, is one of my greatest treasures.
Not long after losing her in July, 2016 at the ripe old age of 91 I was given the task of writing "The Hunter's Way" a project that she would not see to its fruition.
But with all change comes a reminder: some of our mothers hunt and fish just like we do. They taught us to love the outdoors and each other with it.
Give the love back in an old way- the gift of reading! The Hunter's Way is for everyone and especially mom. It's a great way to say I love you and let her know how much she taught you.
Nathan Unger- Wide Open Spaces contributing writer, Bulldawg Outdoors Blog, and Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast:
“The Hunter’s Way pinpoints the heart of conservationists. With raw passion and genuine reflection, Raleigh illustrates the grit and marrow of avid hunter’s everywhere.”
Dave Ottman- Pro Staff at WOO Tungsten, Pro-Staff at Ardent and Pro-Staff at Enigma Fishing shared this:
“Hi Craig, just finished your book The Hunter's Way and just wanted to tell you that I loved it. I could relate to so many of the story's and feeling that you experienced. Now that I finished it I will donate it to our hunting camp in Redfield NY for my father and our two hunting buddy's to enjoy during their evenings after a days hunt. Thank you for capturing a true meaning of the hunt.”
Lifelong hunter and fisherman Mike Doering said,
“I just finished "The Hunter's Way." I am just writing to tell you that you did an outstanding job of communicating how I grew up as a hunter/fisherman and why I continue to have such a passion for these endeavors. I think your book communicates this beautifully!”