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Dogs That Point, Fish That Bite: Outdoor Essays (Chapel Hill Book)

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Jim Dean, longtime editor of Wildlife in North Carolina offers his personal observations on the pleasures and frustrations of hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor pursuits. Dogs That Point, Fish That Bite draws together fifty of the best columns that Dean has written for the magazine over the last seventeen years. The witty, sometimes poignant pieces are arranged into a loose chronicle of the sporting year, with a generous allowance for digression: the first is set in April, on the opening day of trout season, and the last tells of a New Year's Day spent alone in a mountain cabin.

At first glance, hunting and fishing are the focus of most of the columns. Often, however, Dean is after bigger game. A crab that escapes the pot leads him to reflect on the capricious nature of life. The restoration of a cabin at the old family farm evokes memories of family and simpler times. And a May panfishing trip takes on the quality of ritual, performed by two old friends. The consistent theme uniting all the essays is the celebration of wild places and rural traditions that have become endangered in our modern world.

Synopsis:

Fifty outdoor essays by Jim Dean, the longtime editor of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine and a noted outdoor writer and photographer. Here Dean shares his personal observations on the pleasures and frustrations of hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor pursuits.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Just Once a Year

2. Children of the Moon

3. One Berry Picker Moves On

4. Fishing with Grandfathers

5. Fishing for Ice Age Trout

6. Calendar Art and the Sacrificial Bass

7. Somewhere behind the Post Office

8. Let the Good Earth Roll

9. Getting Lost and Loving It

10. Death of a Turtle

11. A Brief History of Hats

12. Ship of Frogs

13. Brothers of the Lodge

14. Fly Fishing for Grouse

15. Too Lazy to Fish

16. A Few Kind Words about Guns

17. Camp Cooking Catastrophes

18. Blindfolded, with Scissors

19. Breaking In a New Guide

20. Life on the End

21. Homegrown Interludes

22. Out on the Big Blue

23. A Train up Every Creek

24. The Laws of Discontinued Perfection

25. Fishing and Supply-Side Economics

26. Fishing and the Theory of Relativity

27. The Summers before Air

28. Live Entertainment

29. The Last Elk's Legacy

30. A Kinship in Stone

31. Down and Dirty

32. Bird Thou Never Wert

33. The Last, Best Day

34. Shooting with Bone-Narrows

35. The Art of Anticipation

36. Calling All Dogs

37. The Thanksgiving Hunt

38. Dogs Are a Better Class of People

39. Birds out of Hand

40. Deerly Beloved, We Are Gathered

41. Real Ducks, Fake Ducks

42. Greasy Burgers and Curb Service

43. A Goose for Lemmie

44. A Jetty Too Far

45. File under Diversions

46. Enough Is Not Enough

47. The Best We Can Hope For

48. Where the Wind Comes From

49. Cutting the Tree

50. A Different Kind of New Year's

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848647
Author:
Dean, Jim
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Essays (single author)
Subject:
Field Sports
Subject:
wildlife; North Carolina; fishing; hunting; outdoor pursuits
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
outdoor pursuits
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Copyright:
Series:
Chapel Hill Book
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9 x 5 in

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