• Title: A Hunter's Road: A Journey with Gun and Dog Across the American Uplands
  • Author: Jim Fergus
  • ISBN: 9780805016192
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Hunter s Road A Journey with Gun and Dog Across the American Uplands In an epic season of sport Jim Fergus and his trusty yellow lab Sweetzer trek the mountains plains prairies forests marshes deltas and deserts of America both alone and with a host of memora
    In an epic season of sport, Jim Fergus and his trusty yellow lab, Sweetzer, trek the mountains, plains, prairies, forests, marshes, deltas, and deserts of America, both alone and with a host of memorable companions Compared by critics to John Steinbecks, Travels with Charley, and Ivan Turgenev s Hunter s Sketches, A Hunter s Road is a travel adventure tale in which bird hIn an epic season of sport, Jim Fergus and his trusty yellow lab, Sweetzer, trek the mountains, plains, prairies, forests, marshes, deltas, and deserts of America, both alone and with a host of memorable companions Compared by critics to John Steinbecks, Travels with Charley, and Ivan Turgenev s Hunter s Sketches, A Hunter s Road is a travel adventure tale in which bird hunting is less an end that a vehicle straight to the heart of the country.

    One Reply to “A Hunter's Road: A Journey with Gun and Dog Across the American Uplands”

    1. I managed to get through the whole book even though I barely eat meat because I'm disgusted by dead flesh. This book was offered to me by someone who don't understand English very well and she must have thought it was just about the wanderings of a nature-lover around the US. Which it kind of is actually. There are some utterly gruesome anecdotes and the constant killing (even if the narrator often misses) are a bit too much to bear. But once you get passed those, the story is quite interesting, [...]

    2. This book really got me hooked on hunting. I still have a dream of traveling across the country with my dog hunting various bird species, but alas, real life has interfered and that will have to wait until I'm retired. Fergus' book is a great read and for any lover of the outdoors is a must. hard to put down.

    3. I'm no hunter, but I enjoyed Fergus's book about and epic cross-country hunting trip. He has a knack for describing people and his bittersweet chapter "Looking For Mr. Grouse" works on more than one level.

    4. I love travel stories, and the addition of excellent environmental commentary and hunting stories makes this a great read. It has its weak points, a couple areas where it drags, but it more than makes up for it and earns a 4-star review from me.

    5. I am not usually fond of "hunter stories" but I really enjoyed this book. Jim Fergus is a great storyteller.

    6. Even if you do not hunt birds with a dog, the adventures of Sweetzer are worth the price of admission. Jim's stories of the landscape and people are just as good.

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