In need of a good book

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  1. Bux&dux

    Bux&dux Refuge Member

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    Getting ready to go on vacation and need a good book ( hunting related) to help
    Pass the time on the beach?
     
  2. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho Moderator Flyway Manager

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    http://jimfergus.com/genre/nonfiction/

    The Sporting Road by Jim Fergus. FROM RENOWNED OUTDOOR WRITER JIM FERGUS comes this collection which represents a kind of extended journey across the country, from Colorado to Florida and points beyond. From pheasant hunting at Nebraska’s Fort Robinson, to bone fishing on the flats of Grand Exuma, Bahamas, these 32 essays arranged by season, chronicle Fergus’s most memorable travels hunting and fishing over a period of six years. A book about the natural world and man’s place in it, THE SPORTING ROAD is also a book about relationships, which for Fergus include old friends, new acquaintances, and his trusty yellow Lab, Sweetzer.

    A Hunters Road by Jim Fergus. There are estimated to be more than six million bird hunters in America, everyone of whom has dreamed of the kind of epic season of sport that Jim Fergus lives in A HUNTER’S ROAD — 17,000 miles in 5 months, pursuing 21 different game bird species across 24 states. But one need not be a bird hunter to enjoy this picaresque adventure; and far more important than the statistics are the hundreds of miles on foot that Fergus and his trusty yellow lab, Sweetzer, cover in the course of their longest season — tramping the mountains, plains, prairies, fields, forests, marshes, deltas, and deserts of America — both alone and with a host of memorable companions. A HUNTER’S ROAD profiles one man’s personal journey into the romance of the open country, touching on the history, biology, sociology, politics, and economics of bird hunting in America, while also addressing the issue of hunting ethics and the burgeoning antihunting movement in this country — the latter in Fergus’s opinion, reflecting our increasing estrangement from the natural world. A thoughtful and sometimes troubling exploration of the health and well-being of what remains of the American countryside, A HUNTER’S ROAD is by turns poignant, humorous, lyric, opinionated, and unflinchingly honest. Compared by critics to John Steinbeck’s, TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY, and Ivan Turgenev’s, A HUNTER’S SKETECHES, A HUNTER’S ROAD has come to be considered an American sporting classic.

    I enjoyed the first book so much I bought copies as gifts for a couple of friends. Going to buy the second.
     
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    Hunter's Road was excellent. Have read it many times and even emailed Mr. Fergus about how much I enjoyed it. He actually answered.
     
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    Civilian Warriors by Blackwater founder Erik Prince.

    Excellent book about the history of Blackwater and an explanation of the events that led up to the company's demise.

    In Fifty Years We'll All be Chicks or President Me by Adam Carolla.
     
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    Must not be going to a very good beach then? LOL
     
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    75 years with the shotgun
     
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    50 Shades of Grey.. Then go hit that booger a lick.:flame
     

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