Long-standing American wilderness champion Dean Bennett weaves together memoir, natural history, politics, and emotion into a volume chock-full of information about hunting in a changing world and the legends of the elusive Ghost Buck that haunted his family’s camp. Using in-depth records from his family’s camp journal and personal anecdotes, Bennett tells an intimate and multi-generational tale about the environmental and cultural changes affecting hunting and the landscape that have taken place since his boyhood in western Maine. In doing so, he explores the universal trends that have resulted in erosion of public land use, the degradation of the environment, and the changing moirés of rural culture. This is not a book about how to hunt, but rather a paean to the traditions of a family and a nature-centric lifestyle that will ring true to hunters and non-hunters alike. Includes a foreword by author and naturalist, Robert Kimber. Photographs & maps. 296 pages, softcover.