AFTER BIG GAME IN THE UPPER YUKON By Major Nevin
A. D. Armstrong
Major Armstrong's book (John Long, 18s.) deserves a better title than he has given it. It is not, as one might imagine, just another dreary record of bags, but a most informative description of natural life in a part of America almost unknown to white men, except trappers. As Major Armstrong was a game warden his interests are considerably wider, and his knowledge greater, than those of-the average big-game hunter. He gives accounts of three hunting trips in the Macmillan River country which will make the fingers of every big-game hunter twitch. Almost every kind of fur-bearing animal is to be found ; there are moose, caribou, grizzlies, mountain sheep ; and smaller game such as grouse, geese and ducks. Major Armstrong gives full details of the expenses, organisation and equipment necessary for hunting expeditions in this country, and of course plenty of advice for those who need.h. But, apart from its special appeal to such readers, it con- tains a great deal of other matter—for instance, the detailed account of a trapper's life—to interest the general reader.