- Series: An Owl Book
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; Reprint edition (October 15, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780805030082
- ISBN-13: 978-0805030082
- ASIN: 0805030085
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Hunter's Road: A Journey with Gun and Dog Across the American Uplands (An Owl Book) Paperback – October 15, 1993
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“An absorbing, provocative, and even enchanting book.” ―Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times
“A Hunter's Road is that rarest of books, a word journey that can one minute have you doubled over with laughter, and a few pages later leave you wiping a tear from your eye.” ―Tom Dodge, Heartland USA
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There are estimated to be more than six million bird hunters in America, every one of whom has dreamed of the kind of epic hunting season 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, sociology, politics, and economics of bird hunting in America, while 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. It is destined to become an American sporting classic.
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This book is entertaining, at times evocative, occasionally slightly disturbing and overall a good read. I am a nature lover, aka tree hugger, and I have the same concerns as I read this book as I have had reading other accounts of bird hunting. The thing is Fergus expresses his conflicting thoughts on the topic too so it isn't IMO a gungho shoot your limit hunting book. It is thought provoking, wonderful read for anyone who has a dog that is a true companion and a wonderful way to hear about various parts of the country.
The writing style is smooth and the pages fly by
By the way, the Fergus book is a fun read. Same with the Keith book. But, when reading them, both of them, you have to be careful so that they don't fall apart because of their broken spines.
I knew Elmer Keith and was a guest in his home many times over the years. He had a unique way of telling his stories and sharing his points of view. He was the sort of man I suspect many of you would enjoy spending a day or so with if you enjoy talking about guns, hunting or just plain life in general.
Jim Fergus is a writer I enjoy reading. This is the second of his books that I have bought here at Amazon and I've liked 'em both. The idea of traveling and hunting small game, birds in particular, with a dog, is one I've long thought would be grand fun. Think of it, starting out with an opening day in one part of the country and then following the weather and the hunting seasons for months on end to other parts of our country. Camping along the way. Meeting people. Seeing new places. Sounds good to me.