Hunting The First State – A Guide to Delaware Hunting is a great resource for those interested in hunting the state of Delaware. I think it might be a great resource for those looking to hunt any of the states in that Delmarva Peninsula as well like Eastern Shore Maryland and New Jersey. Steven puts together a great resource on everything from traditional Whitetail Deer Hunting, Turkey Hunting to Small Game and Migratory Bird hunting.
This book will give you general areas to hunt with specific names of Wildlife Management areas to focus your attention on and a full wealth of knowledge on tips and tactics to use in those specific areas. His book covers a majority of the species available to hunt and a things you need to know about hunting each species and where to hunt and locate those species. Of course Steven isn’t going to point you to his best farms to hunt but gives you generic information that with your own scouting and the knowledge gained from this book you can take to the field and have reasonable hopes of taking your choice of many different game species.
I especially enjoyed the section on Turkey hunting and I gained some valuable insight into the areas that are available to hunt Turkey on public land in Delaware and I am thinking about applying for a permit for the 2009 season.
I enjoyed the book tremendously and at a price of $19.95 I think you are gaining a real value and a great work that will surely be welcome in your home library.