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Publisher's Summary

Whitetail Nation is the uproarious story of the season Pete Bodo set out to kill the big buck. From the rolling hills of upstate New York to the vast and unforgiving land of the Big Sky to the Texas ranches that feature high fences, deer feeders, and money-back guarantees, Bodo traverses deep into the heart of a lively, growing subculture that draws powerfully on durable American values: the love of the frontier, the importance of self-reliance, the camaraderie of men in adventure, the quest for sustained youth, and, yes, the capitalist’s right to amass every high-tech hunting gadget this industry’s exploding commerce has to offer.

Gradually, Bodo closes in on his target - that elusive monster buck - and with each day spent perched in a deer stand or crawling stealthily in high grass (praying the rattlesnakes are gone) or shivering through the night in a drafty cabin (flannel, polar fleece, and whiskey be damned), listeners are treated to a hilarious and unforgettable tour through a landscape that ranges from the exalted to the absurd. Along the way Bodo deftly captures the spirit and passion of this rich American pursuit, tracing its history back to the days of Lewis and Clark and examining that age-old question: Why do men hunt?"

©2009 Mark Burnett (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"You can’t go wrong with Pete Bodo’s new book Whitetail Nation: My Season in Pursuit of the Monster Buck . . . Bodo writes with humor and insight. The result is a book that is entertaining, educational and a fun read." (Orlando Sentinel)

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Just plain awesome.

This is the best book on audible for any hunter or outdoorsmen. Believe me, I have all the outdoorsy books in my library. Most are not good. This book is the exception.

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disappointing but not terrible

decently written. aside from his moral justification on trophy hunting and consumerism, not terrible at all

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Simply Awesome

The stories combined with a fantastic narration made for a new all time favorite.

Recommended for any true hunter. Z

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Good book. Bad Narrator

The book has great stories. The detail that the author uses to describe nature is amazing. The only thing I don’t like is the narrator’s voice and inflection. He sounds like he’s trying to act out a movie scrip.

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Humorous hunting stories

the narrator steals the show - perfect performance. normally whitetail stories are all the same - this book is written with wit and humor and read in such a great way - one of the few books that i wish was 30hours long so i can keep listening.

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excellnt book tp get ypu through buck fever

Easy to listen to and enjoyable. Get this book to keep you company while you prepare fpr deer season.

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Excellent

I wish it were twice as long. Or had a follow up book.

Loved the educational bits between the hunting stories. Love the realism of the experience. Great hunting.

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real world yet philosophical view of hunting

Gwnerally a nice story well told with just the right amount of humor, actual deer hunting adventures, and philosophical worldview regarding the hunting culture, mixed with a little bit of educational material regarding some areas of hunting that people may not be familiar with such as High Fence hunting. The author is a skilled, polished writer and the voice actor is equally adept at delivering the mood of what the author is trying to convey in the moment. Well worth your time.

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Amazing book.

This book was amazing! I really felt like I was experiencing it with him. I understand the feeling of the one that got away and all the missed opportunities that happen the hunts. The narrator was great and I never felt bored.

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Fun listening good stories and relatable

If your looking for a "how to" guide this isn't it. However if you want to be entertained by some great hunting stories with a little bit of wisdom and some interesting characters thrown in then this is your book.