Introduction: Missing 411 as a book and a film by David Paulides can be thought of as the ultimate wilderness hunting guidebook. It covers from the Rocky Mountains all the way down to the Atlantic coast, providing maps, photos, details of hunting blue bear in Alaska, detailed information about whaling operations in Vancouver Island which was one of the largest whaling ports on the west coast of America. This is truly a majestic book that anyone who has ever been able to hunt wild game should be able to read. The book is filled with amazing detail and information on each different type of animal you could find in these harsh regions as well as several key areas where animals are still found today including Canada’s northern wildernesses , temperate forest regions (Quebec) and various types of wildlife found throughout Europe such as moose and badgers
Though these areas may be known for their bad weather, extreme temperatures and endless amounts of wilderness, many people do not realize that these same conditions can present some of the best hunting opportunities for game animals. Often times, game animal populations in these areas are rarely hunted because of the remoteness and ruggedness of the area, which creates a sense of safety for the wild game. After all, if humans are not usually there to disturb their habitat, why would they need to be worried about being hunted by other animals?
This mentality is how scientists and wildlife enthusiasts explain why there have been a significant number of reports that go missing while hunting in these remote locations. While a cup of coffee and a newspaper are more likely to do the trick, these people often require more assistance in order to make it home safely. It has been estimated that over 300 people go missing in North America alone each year, which is almost double the amount of those who go missing in South Africa , the continent with the highest rate of missing persons per population size.