Books by Jack Atcheson,
"Most readers say my books, “take you there”, as if written by the famous Jack O’Connor. This is the ultimate of compliments since Jack O’Connor is the best known, most quoted, hunting writer! I am humbled."
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The new book is a 214 page hard back, with approx. 50 B&W pictures. The first book is slightly larger and is quickly becoming a classic with only a few copies from the first print run remaining
Real Hunting & Campfire Humor - short, true hunting stories. Alaska grizzly bears, polar bear, deer, elk, mountain goats and sheep, unusual people. Very funny, your wife will love it. This book explains a lot, like why buy new furniture or college tuition when you could spend that same money on an African safari?
Jack O’Connor took three cartridges out of his famous .270 Winchester for me to shoot an elk. Thirty years later, I finally used one cartridge on The Sportsman Channel. Fifty-two other hilarious and serious stories like the Worst Hunter in the World, The Ruling Reptile, terrifying 1,500 pound loose and live crocodile in our boat. Funny-the next day! World Record Alaska Moose. Two Giant Elk Crush My Wife‘s New Car Roof. If Horses Had Wings. At 79, my last Dall Sheep, maybe, just maybe. The Greatest True Fish story ever told. Hardback, 214 pages, 40 black and white photos.
My first book, Hunting Adventures Worldwide, Jim Zumbo suggested I write the book the way I talk around the campfire. Oddly enough most of the readers say the book sounds as if Jack O’Connor himself had a hand in writing.
This book features the famous legend “Jack O’Connor’s Last Hunt”. Jack Jr. and I hunted with Jack and Bradford O’Connor on Jack’s final hunt, in eastern Montana for big whitetail, deer and antelope. I told Jack that story about hunting tigers in North Korea during the war. Jack said “it was the damnedest story he ever heard”, and I should call the story Hunting Tigers the Hard Way. In part why I was wounded by enemy artillery, but got no tiger skin. Other great stories include Bongo in the Congo, and Big Sheep in Mongolia. Mule deer, elk and moose hunts, and terrifying bear encounters. A wonderful collection of true stories. Hardback, 256 pages, many photos.
“Jack O’Connor’s Last Hunt” was featured in Outdoor Life, that story was probably read by more people than any other hunting story ever written.
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I am over 80 years old, and have lived longer than Jack O’Connor. So if you want a book signed by me with a message, while I’m still alive, now may be your last chance, although I don’t figure on dying soon. I have tags for two antelope, a deer and a bull elk to hunt this fall! (As of November 15, I shot one antelope and one elk.)
About Hunting Adventures Worldwide
The first worthwhile thing I can remember doing in a life that has spanned hunting's Golden Era, an era now gone forever, is
hunting rabbits — and since then I've hunted many species of big game throughout the world. I wrote this book to pass on to other generations my worldwide hunting experiences over the past 50 years,
plus thoughts about my avocation of fighting bureaucracy to improve access for hunters to public land. Through one lawsuit, for example, we opened up over 5.2 million acres of land to the
Our company, Jack Atcheson & Sons, Inc., has arranged over 15,000 hunts worldwide for avid hunters, including most of the better-known hunting book authors, magazine editors and outdoor writers. Many of the stories in this book came from events that occurred on some of those hunts, and countless others were gleaned from a lifetime of outdoor adventures. One of the more intriguing stories, to me, took place during the Korean War when I pursued tigers, under com¬bat conditions, while I was there as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Infantry.
My wife, Mary Claire, and I have four children. Sons Jack Jr. and Keith have taken over the family business and Brian is a lawyer. Daughter Kristie is a teacher. We all live in Butte, Montana. — Jack Atcheson Sr.