Sorry my posts have not been as often as before. I have been trying hard to organize this massive amount of literary works my Dad left me. I will be uploading some other stories here for download very shortly. I need to complete some technical things on the site first and clean it up a bit and fix the menus etc.
New EBook on Amazon now with an easy to follow design to build your own “Marsh Fox” Duck Punt by Henry E. Prante was just listed March 17, 2013.
It features 49 easy steps to building your very own “Marsh Fox” duck punt as well as diagrams.
The “MARSH FOX” is a light weight (about 88 pounds) one-person duck punt especially designed for the marshes of British Columbia, BC — but could just as easily be used anywhere on earth that has marshes and wetlands.This home built duck punt can get waterfowler’s, photographers, and anyone who so desires, much closer to their quarry among reeds and marshes and improve the success of their outdoor adventures.This book outlines an easy to follow 49 step by step method of building your own “Marsh Fox” duck punt. It includes the actual design and other helpful information to improve upon your success.
Some basic woodworking skills and tools are necessary, but I believe you will be pleased with the result if you follow the design and instructions as they are laid out.
I hope you enjoy this project and your new adventures.
The Smashwords edition is no longer available at this time. Sorry. It has been un-published as I decided to re-publish with Amazon and they required that I un-publish it. It will still be available to those who bought it or downloaded a complimentary copy previously. Henry E Prante’s Great Hunting Adventures is NOW available at www.amazon.com vie short code: http://goo.gl/dncxC
Publication Date: January 31, 2013
Like many young boys, Henry Prante’s imagination was stirred by tales of big game hunting in the Canadian wilderness.
He loved to share his multitude of stories from his trips, and hopefully this collection of adventures will ignite the imagination of a new generation of hunting enthusiasts, and anyone who would just enjoy a series of good adventure tales.
Join Henry, as he and his friends, go after British Columbia’s fantastic big game — bear, sheep, deer, moose and more!
Our family truly enjoyed eating the healthy organic meat he brought home and we still miss Dad dearly.
I found this site while I was just driving along minding my own business and decided to come home and explore it. It is quite interesting with lots of pictures too. Check out www.bcghosttowns.com They have put together quite abit of great historic information.
I would love to go and visit these ghost towns. Maybe next year I can venture out to check some of them out.
My dream has been to travel BC and see and learn all I can about this great province of ours. My Dad was one of those who took every opportunity he could to explore it and took thousands of photos and wrote about all his adventures.
I have the first portion of the new murder mystery novel completed. Now I am working on the copy editing and fact checking even though it is work of fiction it is set in the Whitehorse and Northwest BC area. … Continue reading →
Hi everyone. I have finally been able to get back on this PC to be able to start updating this blog. Technology is great when it works properly. Here are the first pictures from my trip to Whitehorse, Yukon and … Continue reading →
One of the companies I want to link with is http://campfishhunt.net/ because they offer very good quality outdoor equipment supplies for folks like my Dad was. He would have been delighted that he could actually shop from his armchair while planning his … Continue reading →
The town of Atlin, BC and the surrounding area fascinated my Dad, Henry E Prante. He was drawn to it like a moth to a flame and literally craved his hunting trip there in the fall of each year. I … Continue reading →
This cute moose out for a leisurely stroll is definitely not taking her Mama’s advice to heart by deciding to use the Alaska Highway for her very own personal use. I am worried about her survival and that of anyone who … Continue reading →
These huge wooly wood bison are wandering the northern BC wilds and can be found along the Alaska Highway. These are the largest mammals in North America today according to the http://www.wildlifeaccidents.ca/ website– where they are trying to educate people about … Continue reading →
Here are more photos of Grizzly Bears taken from the car by Ray Prante up in the Northern British Columbia Rocky Mountain region. I guess these bears were busy eating and didn’t mind him taking their pictures. I sure would … Continue reading →
[counterize]Hi. Sorry for the delay in getting the rest of these uploaded. But better late than never and this is very challenging for me to accomplish because I am too old to learn this stuff like I might have done … Continue reading →
A friend of our family, and a great friend to our Fraser river system here, which includes the Coquitlam River and it’s tributaries is Eileen McGuire. She wrote, Fishing Fever and it is now in it’s 3rd Edition. Eileen spent a … Continue reading →
I must have missed it before– but my head has been in the sand for quite a few years now. I always believed that all the hard work that the people like my Dad, Henry Prante, Dr. Peter Fankboner from SFU, Sandy Lamberton, … Continue reading →
I think this is of interest as there is a huge contradiction happening here. I wonder where the truth really lies? Our whole planet seems to be endangered and this River and it’s tributaries that lead into the might Fraser River … Continue reading →
My Dad always spoke of this area as well when he talked of his many hunting trips here and then on to Atlin, BC. It is very beautiful here, too. Check out these links here for further information. http://travelyukon.com/about-yukon/yukon-communities/teslin http://www.bellsalaska.com/canada.htm and http://www.teslin.ca/ Ray … Continue reading →
These are all Stone Sheep from the Stone Mountain Provincial Park region of BC. Except the 2 pictures of caribou that got mixed in here by mistake. Goes to show you I am not really up on these types of animals. Check out … Continue reading →
A ship of old carrying those in search of gold. Pix & info about the SS Klondike I hope you can check out the link to the SS Klondike as it gives so much information about this historical treasure and … Continue reading →
I was digging through Ray’s photos again today and found these cool grizzly bear cubs shots. I have no idea where Mommy Bear was hiding– but –Ray sure is bold sitting there in his car taking pictures on the Stewart … Continue reading →
Ray goes for yearly excursions up North to the Yukon and to Atlin Lake, BC where our Dad, Henry used to go every year. Ray seems to attract wild animals or something. They just appear in the middle of the … Continue reading →
Henry is doing what he loved to do: Just sitting and chatting with great company like his hunting partners, Frank Apel, Horst Pothmann and Wayne Goesen who took the photo all the while smoking his pipe and enjoying the supernatural outdoors of … Continue reading →
I still have a lot to learn about this WordPress technology and will be re-vamping this site so please excuse all the adjustments.
In addition to all this, I am getting the new books ready to be published.
I am also considering a re-print of Great Hunting Adventures Vol I in paperback form from Create A Space or… and would love to know if you would be interested in a full series collection.
I know my Dad would have loved to know other like-minded hunters and outdoors individuals could vicariously experience his thrill of the hunt, in between their own hunting adventures, as would I, so leave me a message please.
My brother Ray went north to meet up with our family friends, Chris and Jim McIlvaney who used to live in Port Coquitlam years ago but moved up north to the Yukon and never looked back. I can’t say as … Continue reading →
I will be using a lot of Ray’s pictures on this site, in addition to the slides and other photos our father took during his lifetime. Ray has been travelling up north to Atlin, BC a lot. He goes to … Continue reading →
I have in my possession a phenomenal amount of documents in the form of new clippings, notes, photos and slides along with all of Henry’s notebooks and other personal data. The cataloguing of it will take some time. If there are any historians out there who would be interested in assisting me with this, I would be delighted.