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The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--With Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer
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More than just a "man and his dog" hunting adventure, The Sporting Road is a book about the land and man's place in it. It is also, in many ways, a book about relationships; with nature, animals, and the people with who live around us. As Rick Bass says in his introduction, Jim Fergus is a man for whom "The common denominator is not geographical, but internal; here is a man who belongs intensely to the living. And slowly, gradually — essay by essay — you become aware of the unsaid: the fact that he fits a diminishing time, a diminishing space, and a diminishing code of manners. That he always puts others before him; that he considers and respects his friends, his prey, his dogs, and the landscapes that engage these things."
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 6 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 trusted yellow lab, Sweetzer.
About the Author
Jim Fergus has written about the outdoors, travel, and the arts for a variety of national magazines and newspapers including Newsweek, Newsday, The Paris Review, Texas Monthly, Savvy, Architectural Digest, Outdoor Life, Esquire Sportsman, Fly Fisherman , Fly Rod & Reel, and many others. He is a longtime correspondent of Outside magazine and a contributing editor of Sports Afield, for whom he currently writes a monthly column. He lives in northern Colorado and the Florida panhandle.
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