Dogs That Point, Fish That Bite

Outdoor Essays

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Author: Jim Dean

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807875724

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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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.

The Secret Lives of Fishermen

More Outdoor Essays

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Author: Jim Dean

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621436

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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The Secret Lives of Fishermen is Jim Dean's second book of essays celebrating wild places, rural traditions, and the pleasures and often humorous frustrations of fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping--or, as Dean might put it, "messing around" outdoors. It combines essays originally published in his monthly "Our Natural Heritage" column in Wildlife in North Carolina with longer pieces that appeared in other magazines. These forty-six engaging essays are arranged in a loose chronicle of the sporting year, but they seldom follow predictable routes. From a whimsical story about discovering live wood ducks in a cabin stove to a poignant memoir of summers spent in a remote riverside shack, all of the pieces are bound by a conviction that our resources and time are limited and our finest memories are shared. The title notwithstanding, not all of the essays in The Secret Lives of Fishermen are about fishing, nor are readers likely to discover any shocking secrets--unless they are surprised to learn that fishermen and hunters have myriad interests and seldom measure success by the number of fish caught or game bagged.

Wildlife in North Carolina

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Author: Jim Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 201

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Discusses hunting and fishing, apples, hummingbirds, spiders, monarch butterflies, wild orchids, ducks, and bass, and describes special environments in the state

Dogs Don't Bite when a Growl Will Do

What Your Dog Can Teach You about Living a Happy Life

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Author: Matt Weinstein,Luke Barber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399530487

Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

View: 7990

Complemented by charming photographs, a collection of canine wisdom demonstrates how human can benefit from a dog's approach to life in our relationships with others, explaining how such canine traits as sincerity, loyalty, a devotion to fun, and an open display of love can serve as examples. Reprint.

Going to (And With) the Dogs

A Half Century of Travel Across North America

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Author: David Laursen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595620167

Category: Travel

Page: 318

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The rollicking and often poignant adventures of a family, hell-bent on discovering what lies just over the horizon and willing to walk, ride, paddle, and crawl to get there. From the Outer Banks to the wild Pacific Rim, from the Canadian Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico-few areas of the continent have been spared the footprints, tent stakes, and occasional trespasses of these intrepid travelers. Blizzards, bears, angry moose, and tippy canoes were their lifetime companions, and they stared them all down with the appropriate degree of terror and ineptitude. These adventures take the reader on a journey across country as well as a journey through time. As the miles and years slip by, the travelers were reduced to three-the author and his wife and their loyal dog, Sophie. Now it was time to travel more slowly, to paddle quietly through canoe country and ponder the meaning of life, death and the unknown, destinations still beckoning beyond the horizon.

How to Catch Australia's Favourite Saltwater Fish

Salmon, Tailor, Bream, Flathead, Kingfish, Leatherjacket, Luderick, Drummer, Mulloway, Snapper, Trevally, Whiting

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Author: Gary Brown

Publisher: Australian Fishing Network

ISBN: 9781865131795

Category: Marine fishes

Page: 144

View: 837

fishing, angling.

Hung up ''A Fisherman's Sos''

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Author: John C. Goodwin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465367128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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A Fishermans SOS This is a story about a 62 year old Rookie fisherman, Hung Up on fishing. A fishing story is like an iceberg of the human experience; ninety percent of it is beneath the surface. Past life experiences, historical significance and technical data are tied together to tell the authors story. Comradely, new friendships, natural beauties and everyday fishing adventures are touched on in both fresh and sea water journeys. If you want to know more about fishing, other than how big the fish was, Hung UP will take you there. Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau