Wilderness Trapping and Living


No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~Dobbins' Catalog~

ATS
(Please support Ted's Fur Shed, our sponsor for the Wilderness Page)


Alaska Trappers Association

Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Must read books about Alaska? #7133338
01/12/21 10:17 AM
01/12/21 10:17 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
B
Big finn Offline OP
trapper
Big finn  Offline OP
trapper
B

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
After many years of bouncing back and forth between Michigan and Alaska the wife and I are making the move permanently this spring. We are looking for some good reads about the great land. Anyone have ideas of books with a woman's point of view the wife just finished The final frontiersman and is reading Follow me to Alaska. Any ideas are greatly appreciated

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7133382
01/12/21 11:04 AM
01/12/21 11:04 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,561
Fairbanks, Alaska
Pete in Frbks Offline
trapper
Pete in Frbks  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,561
Fairbanks, Alaska
A friend of mine who was one of only a handful of lady Registered Guides licensed in Alaska wrote "Walk Softly With Me." By Sharon McLeod-Everette

Pete

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Pete in Frbks] #7133406
01/12/21 11:31 AM
01/12/21 11:31 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
B
Big finn Offline OP
trapper
Big finn  Offline OP
trapper
B

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
Thank you. All book ideas appreciated.

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7133446
01/12/21 12:20 PM
01/12/21 12:20 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 333
Anchorage, Alaska
broncoformudv Offline
trapper
broncoformudv  Offline
trapper

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 333
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaskas Wolf Man is my favorite

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: broncoformudv] #7133841
01/12/21 06:29 PM
01/12/21 06:29 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 157
Mass.
T
Trapper Don Offline
trapper
Trapper Don  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 157
Mass.
Love this book. Setup like short stories. Pick it up and put it down as you feel like it. Great reading.
Don LaFountain

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7134030
01/12/21 08:13 PM
01/12/21 08:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 408
Fairbanks Alaska
AKHowler Offline
trapper
AKHowler  Offline
trapper

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 408
Fairbanks Alaska
Alaska's Wolf Man is my all time favorite but for a woman's perspective.... here is a few you will both like.

Shadows on the Koyukuk, by Sidney Huntington
Alaska's Homesteaders, by Martha Markey
Arctic Homestead, by Norma Cobb and Charles W. Sasser


Alaskan #9 Trap Company
JR Pederson
PO BOX 58226
Fairbanks AK 99711
cell# 907-378-7291
pedersonjr@yahoo.com
Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7134272
01/12/21 10:44 PM
01/12/21 10:44 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 170
Chicken, Alaska
Chickenminer Offline
trapper
Chickenminer  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 170
Chicken, Alaska
"Trapline twins" by Miki Collins

"Born on Snowshoes" by Evelyn Berglund Shore

" On the edge of Nowhere" by James Huntington

Any of Dan O'Neill's books

Last edited by Chickenminer; 01/12/21 10:48 PM.
Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: broncoformudv] #7134809
01/13/21 12:05 PM
01/13/21 12:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 17
Seak
F
Fishinak Offline
trapper
Fishinak  Offline
trapper
F

Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 17
Seak
Originally Posted by broncoformudv
Alaskas Wolf Man is my favorite


Oh man! AK Wolf Man is such an awesome book! An all time favorite in our house.

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7134870
01/13/21 01:06 PM
01/13/21 01:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,118
alaska
3
3 Fingers Offline
trapper
3 Fingers  Offline
trapper
3

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,118
alaska
Also a couple I remember enjoying were the Ray Tremblay books Trails of an Alaskan Trapper and On Patrol True Adventures of an Alaska Game Warden

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7134892
01/13/21 01:32 PM
01/13/21 01:32 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 31,298
McGrath, AK
W
white17 Online content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
white17  Online Content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
W

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 31,298
McGrath, AK
The Wilderness of Denali, by Sheldon.

Excellent read !! Out of print but you can still download an electronic copy


Another lighter read, and more contemporary is:

Pappa Was a Bush Pilot...by Sally McMahan Pollen


Also several books by Connie Helmricks. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=connie++helmricks%2C+books

Last edited by white17; 01/13/21 01:55 PM.

Mean As Nails
Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7134911
01/13/21 01:52 PM
01/13/21 01:52 PM

O
Oh Snap
Unregistered
Oh Snap
Unregistered
O



Wager With The Wind...Don Sheldon Story. James M Greiner previous Alaska Trappers Association magazine editor until his death.
Great read.

The best part of the book is the account of rescuing members of a military exploratory team in a river boat that had capsized in the canyon of the Susitna River with his skills in a float plane!

Last edited by Oh Snap; 01/15/21 03:41 PM.
Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: white17] #7134912
01/13/21 01:53 PM
01/13/21 01:53 PM
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 7
Alaska
S
spinachcreek Offline
trapper
spinachcreek  Offline
trapper
S

Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 7
Alaska
Originally Posted by white17
The Wilderness of Denali, by Sheldon.

Excellent read !! Out of print but you can still download an electronic copy

x2 on this one. great descriptions about lynx hunting ewes, among many other topics.


Another lighter read, and more contemporary is:

Pappa Was a Bush Pilot...by Sally McMahan Pollen

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7134913
01/13/21 01:53 PM
01/13/21 01:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,084
user conflictville, Alaska 99X...
martenpine Offline
trapper
martenpine  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,084
user conflictville, Alaska 99X...
The Alaska Trappers Association has some good books listed on thier webpage store.

https://www.alaskatrappers.org/handbook.html


When there is shot in the air, there is hope.
When in doubt, throttle out!
ATA, NTA, NATCA
Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Chickenminer] #7135095
01/13/21 04:57 PM
01/13/21 04:57 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 333
Anchorage, Alaska
broncoformudv Offline
trapper
broncoformudv  Offline
trapper

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 333
Anchorage, Alaska
Originally Posted by Chickenminer
"Trapline twins" by Miki Collins

"Born on Snowshoes" by Evelyn Berglund Shore

" On the edge of Nowhere" by James Huntington

Any of Dan O'Neill's books



Born on Snowshoes is quite the story, those were some tough women!

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7136158
01/14/21 06:56 AM
01/14/21 06:56 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 211
Idaho
B
bearcat2 Offline
trapper
bearcat2  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 211
Idaho
I second Trapline Twins and the sequel, Riding the Wild Side of Denali, by Miki and Julie Collins. Great books written by two women who made their living trapping.

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: bearcat2] #7136454
01/14/21 11:48 AM
01/14/21 11:48 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
B
Big finn Offline OP
trapper
Big finn  Offline OP
trapper
B

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
I have Alaska wolf man and am reading on the edge of nowhere right now . Frank Glaser was quite a man.. Thanks for all the ideas I'm ordering them all. If anyone needs lodging on the kenai this summer look me up we have cabins and great bank fishing for reds and 20 percent discount for Alaska residents.

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7136471
01/14/21 12:04 PM
01/14/21 12:04 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
B
Big finn Offline OP
trapper
Big finn  Offline OP
trapper
B

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
A couple I enjoyed but are not listed here are Alaska bush rat governor and another I think was called alaska's last great bear man by Pinnel or about him anyway a good book

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7136477
01/14/21 12:10 PM
01/14/21 12:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,307
Idaho, Lemhi County
G
Gulo Offline
"On The Other Hand"
Gulo  Offline
"On The Other Hand"
G

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,307
Idaho, Lemhi County
If you're into an Alaskan hunting novel, check out "The Last Hunt".

Both "Alaska Wolf Man" and "Bush Rat Governor" were fantastic.

Jack

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Gulo] #7137781
01/15/21 09:15 AM
01/15/21 09:15 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 6
Alaska
N
NateP Offline
trapper
NateP  Offline
trapper
N

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 6
Alaska
“Winds of skilak” is a woman’s perspective of moving to an island on a skilak lake with her husband. Not as good as the previously listed books but my wife liked it.

Re: Must read books about Alaska? [Re: Big finn] #7137972
01/15/21 11:58 AM
01/15/21 11:58 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
B
Big finn Offline OP
trapper
Big finn  Offline OP
trapper
B

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 46
up of michigan
Thanks Nate we've already read that one.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1