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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!”
Hunters were the first real conservationists. It was when they hunted that they came to the realization that the harder they pursued, the less they saw. This garnered an absolute resolve in them to relieve the pressure on a species by creating a more sustainable environment for the creatures that they pursue, not only for its own good, but for the good of the hunter.
Particularly knowing when it's time to back off: "Strength in numbers is not only a platitude, but a virtue of the hunting community."
I have spent most of the last forty-five years of my life outdoors trying to find that elusive Holy Grail, that unimagined reality of hunting where pleasure combines with practice to exceed our wildest expectations.