There are some things I knew about Gordie White before I read his book...and one important thing I did not know. I knew that he was not only an experienced hunter, but passionate, with a genuine love for wild places and wild creatures. I knew that he'd been brought up as a hunter, and that this is, essentially, his life as well as his hobby, both his avocation and vocation. It's my chronological misfortune to consider him young, but he's filled his years with a tremendous amount of experience, from Canada to Africa and back again, with multiple stops in between. I knew these things because we've shared African campfires together...and I knew one thing more: Gordie is one of the good guys, honest, self-deprecating, not given to the shameless self-promotion that, in this era of mass communication without accountability, turns inexperienced 'wanna-be's' into self-proclaimed gurus. But there was one important thing that I did not know about Gordie: The man can write! Although I'm sure there are more, there are two things that make a book like this worthy of reading. First, the writer must have a genuine story to tell. Second, he must be able to tell it. Gordie passes both tests, and has given us a great story, worth telling and worth reading.
Craig Boddington, Author, Hunter, Colonel USMC (ret)
Gordie has captured it all in Field Notes from Wild Places. You feel his passion and respect for wild places and its game. Gordie's warm, intimate writing style puts you in the midst of the excitement, danger, and adventure born of a life in the wild. You'll come away not only entertained and awed, but also armed with greater knowledge and renewed passion.
David Morris Author, hunter, founder/owner North American Whitetail Magazine, and Tecomate Seed.
After many trips abroad and four decades in the outdoors, I was amazed at how much I learned reading Field Notes from Wild Places. Gordie White has done a masterful job crafting interesting, exciting, compelling, and detailed vicarious journeys for the reader. Field Notes from Wild Places now holds the spot as the best of the many hunting book I have ever read.
Michael Dorn, Author of Staying Alive - How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters
Gordie is the most modest hunter I know, yet his stories are as rich, entertaining, and action-packed as anything by Ruark, Hemingway, or Corbett. How does he do that? He's just that damn good of a writer.
Gayne C. Young, Editor, North American Hunter and author of And Monkeys Threw Crap at Me and Adventures in Hunting, Fishing, and Writing