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5 star review on Amazon.

It’s an amazing tribute to nature, July 13, 2014

By Gisela Hausmann

This review is from: A Hunting We Did Go : True Mountain Adventures (Kindle Edition)

I have never hunted, but I am a passionate environmentalist, who loves hiking and camping. As such I have to say `A Hunting We Did Go’ is an amazing book. The author Lloyd Antypowich is not only an expert hunter but he loves what he does passionately. His love radiates from every page. I could so visualize his paradise, e.g. when Lloyd shares:

“…Grizzly Valley has an abundance of juniper and in the fall of the year grizzly feed on juniper berries. As we rode along I was enjoying the beautiful scenery. The colors seemed to blend so well. There were so many different colored bushes and small trees and the valley was a splendid example of the handy work of Mother Nature. No pictures or words can really explain just how beautiful it can be in the high country…”

That brings me to another reason why I loved reading this book. Even though I am a savvy camper (and a former girl scout troop leader) somehow I am not sure that a “greenhorn” like me could do a hiking trip like that. What would I do if I encountered a grizzly? Lloyd encounters a big one… a sort of stare-down with reaching an understanding follows. I loved reading the passage about “second chances” but won’t give away spoilers here. What a neat thing that I got to read Lloyd’s book instead of having to figure out what I would do.

Lloyd’s hunting stories are stories of fairness. Though expert hunters seem to have so many technical advantages, hunting is not as easy as it sounds. The story “Never try to out run a caribou” eludes to that.

Lloyd Antypovich describes a special world of beautiful nature, animals, cool hunting cabins, and great friendships. I was very sad to read about the passing of his friend Leo, who also loved fishing like I do. I was ridiculous impressed (and slightly jealous) with the picture of the 12-lb Lake Trout the author caught at Quesnel Lake.

5 stars for `A Hunting We Did Go’. The stories and many fabulous pictures touched my heart. In fact, ever since I have my new Kindle this was the first book I downloaded to my computer just so I could see the many wonderful pictures on my 20×13″ screen. I truly hope that as many people as possible (especially politicians) read these beautiful stories so they can “feel” why we have to protect these amazing natural habitats. Thank you, Lloyd, for giving me the opportunity to feel along with what it is really like to be one-on-one with nature.

Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger

September 21, 2014

“A Hunting We Did Go – True Mountain Adventure” by Lloyd Antypowich If you need a moment to escape the hectic city pace, grab Lloyd’s book and get yourself into a comfortable chair and relax as you join Lloyd on his adventures. Lloyd captures the essence of being in the wilderness with his careful attention to detail. If you let your mind relax, you quickly feel like you are on the hillside with Lloyd, glassing for animals or sitting by the campfire reminiscing of the day’s events. Lloyd shares it all and you get to muse, “glad I’m indoors reading while Lloyd is out in the snow getting cold”.

This book is absolutely full of adventure, supported by many pictures that will tickle the fancy of anyone who loves the great outdoors. Hunting provides so many blessings, apart from the freezer full of the finest meat, and Lloyd captures the big picture. It’s the planning and dreaming months and weeks before the ‘big hunt’ that catches us all. Then there is the journey and setting up camp – thanks for the many tips on how to make camp even more functional and cozy. The scenery and weather systems that move in and out, the unpredictable encounters with wildlife, these are all shared and easily vault the reader into reflections of personal hunting trips.

Thank you Lloyd, for sharing your adventures. There’s no better place to take a holiday than in the wilderness!

Dean McGeough

Dean McGeough is a professional forester who lives in Sooke, BC with his wife Roxane. Dean often travels around the province of BC working and/or exploring and hunting. Camp hunting is our family’s favorite vacation get away.

“Hey Lloyd I am 13 and I absolutely loved your book the great detail and the humour. I am from Williams lake, and I love to hunt around here its great! and I too love to fish on Quesnel Lake my uncle has a cabin on that lake and I often go there with him to catch some char or some rainbows. to bad about the tailings pond hope the fish are okay. anyway thank you for being so awesome and sharing your hunting stories it was amazing to read.”

Dakota Mortenson (Facebook post)

“This is stunning, wonderful. The sights, sounds, life, landscapes . . .the memories, were all so vivid and well written.

Anyone who has lived in the far North, hunted, or who has ever wanted to . . . will love, love the startling events that unfold in these robust campfire tales. Lloyd Antypowich, hunter, woodsman, writer, cattleman and horseman. He’s done it all and the best part is there are so many tales left to tell. His honest style lets the reader ride along with him through some remarkable exploits.”

Lee Gunderson, Publisher Alberta Beef Magazine

Much of my life has been spent in the high country. I was born in the mountains of Western Alberta in a town called Cadomin. I truly appreciate your love for fishing, hunting, being one with nature and just spending time in the wild. Congratulations!! I really enjoyed the read!

Sid Bell, Vernon, B.C.

Lloyd is all about real life and living. He brings you along on the hunt.

If you have ever hiked in the mountains and battled with the elevation and terrain you will appreciate how long it takes to stalk game. Lloyd has the unique ability to share his hunting relationships with his friends and his readers through these stories. It is a rare opportunity to be invited along and enjoy him as a person and take part in the fellowship that he is offering. Many people would only get the opportunity to take part in hunts like this once in a lifetime. Join him now and take part in his adventures. It is a great read. If you love the outdoors and realism then it’s one to share and remember.

Harvey Tedford

I have been an avid hunter for many years and I have read many hunting stories that did not have the details that I like to be included, such as type of rifle, or ammunition used, along with such rich, colorful details of the area where the hunt takes place. The experiences were vivid and true to life. I could see, hear, smell and feel them, as I traveled with the author. I enjoyed this book immensely. I was totally immersed in the story and read it in two sittings—very unusual for me. Thank you Lloyd, you did a great job!

Mel Hynes, Harrogate, B.C.

Ross Roach, Prince George, B.C.

February 26, 2015

“Horns and Hair of the High Country” by Lloyd Antypowich

This book was hard to down. Actually, once I started to read about each one of the animals, (e.g., Ronnie the Elk or Ferber the Grizzly), I could not stop until the story was finished. Each story about the animal is so realistic and captivating. I recently was in Jasper and observed an elk herd wandering and apparently content – free from the predator struggles in the wild – and reminisced of Ronnie as I admired the large bull.

Lloyd creatively captures the life struggles that animals in the wild may face from birth to death. I also learned a great deal about the animals and their habits – things I too have observed in my hiking and hunting adventures. Several times this book brought me back to reminisce of my own wildlife encounters. It also encourages one to be respectful of the wildlife we share this world with.

Thank you Lloyd, for writing this book. It encourages readers to be respectful of the wildlife and their habitat when venturing out to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Dean McGeough is a professional forester who lives in Sooke, BC with his wife Roxane. Dean often travels around the province of BC working and/or exploring the forests, and also going on family camping and hunting travels.

February 26, 2015

“Louisiana Man” by Lloyd Antypowich

This book is hard to put down once you start to read about the adventures of the main character, Tom Manzer. Each chapter is full of realistic events I can easily imagine to be the life of a pioneer who is determined to create a life that would bless his family and neighbours.

Lloyd captures the essence of what I imagine the frontier life was like for the homesteaders. Several times this book brought me back to reminisce of stories I heard my grandparents and uncles share of their homesteading lives. Similar stories to that of the adventures of Tom as he endured to ‘tame the wild and raise his family’.

This book is absolutely full of adventure and realistically brings to life the struggles and triumphs that will tickle the fancy of anyone who loves to read about the frontier life and heritage of our country’s founding families. I also appreciated the way Tom is portrayed as one who integrated with our First Nations – he learned from and respected their life and made it his mission to be a ‘good neighbour’. Lloyd also expresses the truth that not all people choose to respect their ‘neighbours’. This book is real in this aspect.

Thank you Lloyd, for writing this book. It reminds me to be thankful for the pioneers who made trails for me to wander today, and to remember that hard work and being neighbourly pays off. This book is a great read after I recently travelled through some of the old towns in the Caribou and the Prairies – where there are signs everywhere of the early pioneer heritage.

Dean McGeough is a professional forester who lives in Sooke, BC with his wife Roxane. Dean often travels around the province of BC working and/or exploring and loves to learn about the rich history of our country.