The “Stories of Old Duck Hunters” by Gordon MacQuarrie represent hunting, fishing … and life … as they are meant to be lived. Just be warned. They are like potato chips … you can’t read just one.
Now and then my wife pulls back the blinders that would otherwise maintain my tunnel vision on hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, dogs, and more hunting. And mind you, I’m not always the most willing subject.
By J. Wayne Fears
The next best thing to living the mountain man’s life is reading about it. A great story can take you away to live in your imagination what can no longer be experienced. That’s what great books do!
Pointing at the book, I shouted, “Dad, Dad, Dad! This is what I want to do!” He was justifiably puzzled … When he grasped what I was talking about, he looked up at me and sincerely, seriously said, “Okay. Then just do it.”
J. Wayne Fears’ new collaboration shares the travels and travails of a couple of backwoods bachelors during the Great Depression. One writes from “home” in Tater Knob, Alabama and the other from stops along the rails on his way to the Alaskan bush.