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Books on Outdoor Activities

Part I: Fishing

-American Fish And How To Catch Them. A Hand-Book For Fishing | by W. C. Weidemeyer
The author of this volume has taken pains to make it a practical manual for amateur as well as professional anglers. The disciple of Isaak Walton will find that, while the subject matter is condensed and made free from technicality and literary extension, nothing of value has been omitted. The work covers a ground embraced by no other volume, and will prove valuable as a reference-book to all lovers of the gentle art. The extent of the territory and waters referred to does not range beyond the inland streams and sea-coast of our Eastern and Middle States. Apart from a few kinds of fish that swim in the great chain of Northern Lakes, save Black Freshwater Bass and Pike-Perch, hardly anyvarieties occur inland, toward the Mississippi River, that draw the attention of either naturalist or angler. Not until the shores of the far Pacific are reached does angling again become remunerative and interesting.
-Frank Forrester's Fishermens' Guide
Containing descriptions of popular fishes and their habits, preparation of baits, etc.; with a list of tools used in fishing; making it the most complete work on the subject yet published.
-Some Fish And Some Fishing | by Frank Gray Griswold
There is a pleasing rhyme which tells of an angler, at the end of an eventful day who: "Took with high erected comb the fish, or else the story home and cooked it".
-Fish Hatching, And Fish Catching | by Barnwell Roosevelt, Seth Green
During the few years which have intervened since the discovery of fish culture, its practise has advanced with rapid strides, and although it is still little more than in its infancy; the laws which govern its management have been so far ascertained and applied that it is now an established art, capable of yielding vast results for the benefit of mankind. The days of doubt and uncertainty have passed away, and numerous experiments lending invariably to the same end have established it on a firm basis...
-Fishing: When, Where, And How To Fish Without Live Bait | by William Tweedie
Nothing will make you a good angler but observation, practice, and experience. You must see fishing; you must yourself fish; and you must learn by both. Careful practice only will make you master of the art.
-Fisherman's Lures And Game-Fish Food | by Louis Rhead
With colored pictures from life of various creatures fish eat and new improved artificial imitation floating nature lures chart-plans to show the haunts where fish feed on them in lake and stream

Part II: Scouts

-Camping Manual For Troop Scouters | by Boy Scouts of America
Camping is an experience of living in the outdoors usually in cooperation with others in tents, or in cabins, or in huts, or in improvised shelters, or in the open without shelter, away from the usual conveniences of home. The first use of the material is for Local Council Courses in Troop Camping and it is so arrangea that when you fill in the information gained from the experience in the course it will serve as a practical guiae to all your camping thereafter. Keep it and use it in the planning and managing of the Troop's program of camping. Add to it as the years' camping experiences roll along and soon you will have your own camper's manual that will be highly prized ana will be of great value to you.
-Handbook For Scoutmasters | by Boy Scouts of America
To enable Scoutmasters to be more effective in their leadership, this book has been developed out of the experience of thousands and thousands of Scout Leaders in all parts of the country. The Scout Program is a growing thing. It is a live and vital thing. Therefore, it is necessary that the text books be rewritten from time to time. This is the third Handbook for Scoutmasters. In accordance with custom, it is presented to the field only after a very painstaking and thorough procedure to make sure that it does represent the most effective practices in use today. This book has not been written quickly. It has been in the process of development over a period of several years. As has been the case in all Manuals, including the very first Handbook for Boys, after the manuscript had been reviewed by many persons in the National Office and in the field, it was sent out in galley proof to a large list of Scoutmasters, Scout Executives and others qualified to advise.
-Scouting For Rural Boys. A Manual For Leaders | by Boy scouts of America
This manual outlines not only the methods of application of the Scouting program to boys of rural towns, villages and farm areas, but it also presents definitely the organization methods essential and necessary for accomplishing both quality and quantity Scout training in the rural field based upon the successful achievements in rural extension work during the past twelve years, since the National Council developed its Rural Scouting Service and built its program and organization plans to meet the needs of boys living in rural areas.
-Stepping Stones To Nature | by Robert O. Bale
This book is intended as an aid to instructors, camp leaders, teachers, and other youth group leaders who have need for individual and group activities and projects that help to develop an interest in nature.

Part III: General

-Time Out for Living | by Ernest DeAlton Partridge and Catherine Mooney
This book lists a collection of recreational activities that both children and adults can indulge themselves in. A series of tips and tricks are also discussed that would increase the enjoyment of such activities.

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