Thursday, June 16, 2011

Panther Tract signed copies make a one-of-a-kind gift

Do you have an outdoorsman or hunter in the family who is hard to buy for?

Select Mississippi bookstores have a signed gift, perfect for Father’s Day or any occasion when you wish to give the sportsman or sportswoman something special.

It’s Melody Golding’s new collection of photographs and voices from the rough and rowdy world of wild boar hunting—Panther Tract: Wild Boar Hunting in the Mississippi Delta. The book features over 150 color photographs by Golding and a treasure trove of hunting tales that capture the tradition-rich lore of dogs, horses, and hunters pursuing wild boar.

The stories center on vivid hunting experiences, both at Panther Tract, a large wilderness paradise in Yazoo County, owned by legendary southern gentleman Howard Brent, and in other locations in the Mississippi Delta. The narratives come from men, women, doctors, lawyers, judges, businessmen, politicians, farmers, sharecroppers' sons, and even a Hollywood screenwriter.

Melody Golding's photographs focus on the Delta landscape and on the people and animals involved in the hunt. Portraits of the hunters, and their interactions with one another and their dogs and horses, will fascinate viewers.

Panther Tract reveals a treasured regional tradition with stories that range from traditional and often humorous hunting tales to more serious accounts of the history of hog hunting in America. Hank Burdine, a Mississippi native and hunter who has written for many statewide publications, lends a broad vision to the history, statistics, and lore of hunting wild hogs. An appendix features hunt recipes by Chef John Folse and philosophy on the stewardship of harvesting the hog.

A signed copy is just minutes away if you are nearby one of these independent bookstores in Mississippi and Tennessee, and just a phone call away if you want it shipped.
Another satisfied reader with a signed copy

Supplies at each store are limited so inquire now at:

Cleveland
Cotton Row Bookstore, (662) 843-7083

Greenwood
Turnrow Book Co., (662) 453-5995

Greenville
Lagniappe Gifts, (662) 335-3722

McCormick Book Inn, (662) 332-5038

Jackson
Lemuria, (601) 366-0619

Memphis
The Booksellers at Laurelwood (formerly Davis-Kidd), (901) 683-2032

Natchez

Oxford
Square Books, (662) 236-2262

Tupelo

Reed's Gumtree Bookstore, (662) 844-1355 

Vicksburg
Lorelei Books, (601) 634-8624

















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