Outdoor Yarns & Outright Lies

Outdoor Yarns & Outright Lies

by Gene Hill, Steve Smith

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Guaranteed to spark memories of enjoyable time spent afield, this classic collection of stories from well-loved authors Gene Hill and Steve Smith captures the essence and humor of the outdoor life. Whether they're writing about ice fishing, calling ducks, dealing with gunsmiths, or dragging the unwilling dog to the vet, these two wits are sure to entertain. And when it comes to recalling those all-too-abundant missed shots, close calls, and ones that got away, readers might just learn a thing or two about the art of "looking at the truth from a variety of angles," as Gene Hill offers "irrefutable proof that the judgment and memory of the outdoorsman improves, like a fine wine, with time."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811742030
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 07/31/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 869,050
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Steve Smith is a hunter and fisherman who has edited various outdoor publications including Pennsylvania Outdoors, Michigan Sportsman, Gun Dog, Wisconsin Sportsman, and Minnesota Sportsman. He lives in Michigan. Gene Hill served as the shotgunning editor of Gun Dog magazine for a number of years and at one time wrote a monthly column for Field & Stream.

Table of Contents

Preface     V
The Preseason     1
The Vet     6
The Primrose Path     9
Getting in Shape     12
Ski Problem     15
Friends?     17
Ice Fishing     21
The Answer Man     25
Memories of Misses Past     31
The TBSSM     34
Stiff Waters     36
Telling Lies     38
The Stuff We Really Need     39
Dear Diary     44
Gunsmiths     49
Low-House Seven     52
Real Outdoor Art     54
The Incomers     56
Why Not?     60
The Horseman     63
The Christmas Card Letter     68
The Perfect Woman     72
Of Dogs and Men     73
The Duck Hunter     79
Acting Rich     83
August     86
Fishing Stronger Waters     90
Murphy     94
Dentists     97
Smelt Dripping     100
A Boy's First Fishing Trip     103
How to Chew Tobacco     109
Hunting Pal's Shortcomings     113
It's No SnapRaising a Young Photographer     115
The Happy Wife     117
The Answer Man Shoots Golfs     119
A Million Dollars     122
Listen Up     126
Playing Dog     133
Evasions, Excuses, and Lies     137
You're in Trouble When...     141
A Trapshooter's Confession     143
Outdoor Tips     148
Figuring It Out     150
Calling Ducks     155
Toby     158
Another New Gun     162
Tackling the Tackle Box     165
{dollar}6,537.50     167
Bartlett and the Grouse Hunter     169
How Many Guns Are Enough?     172
Letter to the Pipe Maker     176
The Trip     179
Acknowledgments     184

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