Book Review: Shawn Buckner’s Outdoor Adventures

I will do the occasional book review if it is something I genuinely enjoy, and Cory Pedersen’s Shawn Buckner’s Outdoor Adventures fits the bill. I’ve noticed a lack of fictional bowhunting works, and this is one of only two I’ve read that actually targets younger generations. I love this concept, and feels it warrants repeating. What a great way to spread hunting (traditional bowhunting in particular) to our younger generations.

Volume one of this series introduces us to Shawn Buckner, a 14-year-old aspiring outdoorsmen who purchases his first recurve, learns to shoot it, and hits the Minnesota woodlands (by himself) in search of his first turkey. What transpires is a series of spectacular wildlife encounters that keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. From rattlesnakes to game wardens, this one has it all.

Through his simple delivery, vivid descriptions, and knowledge of the outdoors Pedersen succeeds in planting you firmly in the hunting boots of our young hero, and makes you want to grab your bow and have an adventure of your own.

No matter how old you are.

It has a great plot, is filled with morals and ethics without being preachy, and even manages to teach you the basics of turkey hunting as an added bonus. Whether you are looking for something to read to your kids, or want a quick, entertaining read at camp, this is a must have for your bookshelf or electronic library.

I highly recommend it.

Shawn Buckner’s Outdoor Adventures is available through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Cory has informed me that prices will be lowered from September 22 – October 1st in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Digital versions (for Kindle, Nook, etc.) will be $0.99 (regularly $2.99) and the paperback will be $5.95 (regularly $7.95).

For more information about Cory, visit his website at

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Shawn Buckner’s Outdoor Adventures

  1. Great review Nick! You beat me to the punch, I am reading the same book and was planning a review at some point as well. So far I really enjoy it and my daughter is reading it also. Perhaps I will let her do a review at Simply Traditional. Cheers!

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