Where to place the George Leonard Herter books on the Bookshelf menu? He wrote about African safaris, ammo reloading & firearms, taxidermy, fishing, cooking, marriage, housework, candy, moonshine and loads more....
George Leonard Herter (1911 - 1994) was the founder of the Herter's outdoor goods business and an author on many aspects of practical outdoor skills and other matters. His outdoor business which supplied hunting and fishing gear went bust in 1981 and Herter was forced to file for bankruptcy. "Among the cognoscenti, George Leonard Herter is treasured as one of the great American nutcases of all time, a man who never let nonsense like facts or objective sources tarnish the immaculate lunacy of his notions".He was a fisherman and big game hunter, having hunted all over the world including Africa and South America. He had strong opinions on everything such as on elephant... 'In the tip of the nerve are always four or five baroque pearls and they should be taken out and saved. Elephant nerve is very tender and about the finest eating meat in the world.'
'If a wounded bear, lion, leopard,jaguar, or wolf attacks you and you fail to stop him with bullets your chances of survival are very small. The following is very hard to do and takes a great deal of courage but it works every time if you can do it. Spit into the animal's mouth. No matter how mad he is he will immediately stop and go away or stop long enough to give you a chance to get away.'
Berthe E Herter was George Herter's wife who co-authored some of his books.
Who was Jacques Pierre Herter though? This is a bit of a mystery...some say he was George & Berthe Herter's son, others say he was George's brother.
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The Truth About Hunting In Today's Africa And How To Go On Safari For $690 by George Leonard Herter & Jacques P Herter (1963) contains a wealth of practical information for hunting in Africa in the 1960s.
Professional Guide's Manual by George Leonard Herter & Jacques P Herter (1960) is a fantastic guide for the hunter, fisherman or camper with great tips such as how to start a fire in the wild with 'fuzz sticks.'
Herter's Professional Predator Calling Manual by George Leonard Herter & Jacques P Herter (1960) is a pamplet of instructions for using Herter's predator calls.
Bull Cook And Authentic Historical Recipes And Practices by George Leonard Herter & Berthe E Herter (1967) was written over 4 volumes. In the pioneer and lumber camp days the cooks learned from each other and the old world cooks. Each taught the other his country's cooking secrets. The author has recorded some of these recipes that you will not find in cookbooks along with historical facts and practices. He begins by describing how to make real corned venison, antelope, moose, bear and beef. The book provides some history about Wyatt Earp along with him serving dove at the Oriental Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona.
Touch The Earth: Learn How To Live Not Exist by George Leonard Herter (1976) includes topics such as how to build a log cabin, choosing the cabin site, how to figure cabin size, lifting the logs in place, doors of the cabin, roof, caulking or chinking a log cabin; building a teepee, how to make nets, how to make a chummer, turtle traps, skinning and cleaning rabbits, professional tanning at home and much, much more.
Professional Fly Tying, Spinning, And Tackle Making: Manual And Manufacturers' Guide by George Leonard Herter & Jacques P Herter (1941). 22 editions of this book were published. "This manual is not to be confused with many books written by amateurs or semi-professionals and one-man fly tying companies. No single individual's opinions dominate this manual. The contents of the manual include the combined methods and opinions of a great many outstanding men who have spent their entire lives in the fishing tackle field."
Moonshiner's Bible by George Leonard Herter (1976) is about the history and how-to for many types of liquors - it does not have recipes and/or instructions. The book includes what is in various liquors, how to doctor up liquors and how to make various drinks.
How To Live With A Bitch by George Leonard Herter & Berthe E Herter (1969) is not about female gundogs but a strange, bitter marriage guide, written with his wife, starting with reproduction and closing with report on missile technology and a short story about Charles De Gaulle.
Professional And Amateur Archery Tournament And Hunting Instructions And Encyclopedia by George Leonard Herter & Russell Hofmeister (1963) is a complete history of archery along with advice and instructions on purchasing a bow and arrows. In addition the authors include tournament rules and suggestions on excelling in these tournaments, both on an amateur and professional level. Lastly, the authors provide much information on the types of bows and arrows in use for hunting and instructions for successful hunting.
George The Housewife by George Leonard Herter & Berthe E Herter (1964) was written in reaction to housewife advice in women's magazines at the time. Contains the author's tips on such as..."How To Keep Rabbits from Damaging Fruit Trees", "How To Wipe a Baby's Posterior", "Best Way To Keep Rolls or Doughnuts Fresh", "How To Set a Table on a Boat", "Make Your Own Diapers from Newspapers", "Watercress Can Kill You", "Mothballs Excellent for Starting Picnic or Camp Fires", "How To Remove Insects from Ears", "How To Put on a Girdle", and
How To Get Out Of The Rat Race And Live On $10 A Month by George Leonard Herter & Berthe E Herter (1965) is a guide to living outside the confines of urban life and all of its trappings.
Professional Loading Of Rifle, Pistol, & Shotgun Cartridges And Reloading Data For Professional & Amateur Target Shooters, Game Hunters & Guides by George Leonard Herter & Jacques P Herter (1963) includes pressures and velocities and reloading data for gun and ammunition manufacturers for professional and amateur target shooters, game hunters and guides.
Secret Fresh And Salt Water Fishing Tricks Of The World's Fifty Best Professional Fisherman by George Leonard Herter & Jacques P Herter (1965). This book was confidently advertised as being able to double your catch or you get the money back.
Professional Glass And Split-Bamboo Rod Building Manual And Manufacturer's Guide by George Leonard Herter (1953). Specifications for North and South American & European fresh and salt water fishing rods.
Complete Professional Duck And Goose Calling Manual by George Leonard Herter (1964) is a pamplet for Vit Glood and Indian Glodo Duck Calls and Numara and Saskatchewan Goose Calls.
History And Secrets Of Professional Candy Making by George Leonard Herter & Russell Hofmeister (1964) gives details on candy making in a simple way.
European And American Professional Sourdough Cooking And Recipes by George Leonard Herter & Berthe E Herter (1973)is about the history of sourdough and recipes.
The Complete Handbook Of Methods And Data For Reloading Rifle, Pistol And Shotgun Shells by George Leonard Herter (1957)
How To Make The Finest Wines At Home In Old Glass Or Plastic Bottles And Jugs For As Little As 10 cents A Gallon! by George Leonard Herter (1969) explains how the French are wrong about wine, and while it is illegal to make liquor at home, here's how you would do it....
How To Reload Shotgun, Rifle & Pistol Shells by George Leonard Herter & Jacques P Herter (1961)
Herter's Catalog by George Leonard Herter (1954 - 1980). Various editions. "Where Outdoor Adventure Begins. The authentic world source for fishermen, hunters, guides, gunsmiths, tackle makers, forest rangers, commercial fishermen, trappers, explorers, expeditions, backpackers."
Herter's Professional Course In The Science Of Modern Taxidermy by George Leonard Herter & Myron E Barrie (1967) covers taxidermy for birds, animal heads, full mounts of small and large animals, fish and reptiles. Instructions in skinning and handling animal hides and much more.
Minnows Of North America And Their Streamer Imitations by George Leonard Herter (1971) contains information and pictures of flys and minnows for flyfishing.
The Only Way To Professionally Fillet And Clean Fish And True French Fry Fish by George Leonard Herter (1970) instruction on how to clean fish and even how to clean a turtle.
Chrome Fiberglass For Boat Covering: Fiberglass Boats And Kits, Marine Hardware And Supplies by George Leonard Herter (1959)
Rod Maker's Guide | Catalogue of Fishing Equipment by George Leonard Herter (1949) are 2 sections of a catalogue in one - Herter's Rod Maker's Guide and Production Tools for Fishing Tackle Manufacturers for 1949.
Fitting And Finishing Machine Inletted Gunstocks by George Leonard Herter (1960)
Professional Net Making Manual by George Leonard Herter (1957)
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