Many West Virginians know David
Samuel as a longtime professor of wildlife management at WVU. Others
know him as a nationally known advocate for hunting, especially
Samuel effectively combines both facets of his life in this
informative, thought-provoking volume. In clear, simple prose, he
examines who today's hunters are; why they hunt, what their values
are, what their impact on the environment is, and the ethics of
At the same time Samuel takes an incisive look at the
anti-hunting movement: its motives and its strategies.
Know Hunting is the best treatise I've read on hunting since
Allen Jones "A Quiet Place of Violence." Both belong on the
bookshelves of anyone who has ever had to answer a nonhunter or
antihunter's questions about hunting.