The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--with Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer

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Macmillan, Oct 17, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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From renowned outdoor writer Jim Fergus comes this collection which represents a kind of extended journey across the country from Colorado to Florida and points beyond. From pheasant hunting at Nebraska's Fort Robinson to bone fishing on the flats of Grand Exuma, Bahamas, these 32 essays, arranged by season, chronicle Fergus's most memorable travels hunting and fishing over a period of 6 years. A book about the natural world and man's place in it, The Sporting Road is also a book about relationships, which for Fergus include old friends, new acquaintances, and his trusted yellow lab, Sweetzer.
  

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Review: The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--with Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer

User Review  - Ron Patch - Goodreads

Possibly the reason why I hunt over Labradors. Fantastic book... Read full review

Review: The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--with Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer

User Review  - Andrew Wayment - Goodreads

This book is different than A Hunter's Road, but it contains some great stories, some which really cause you to stop and think. Read full review

Contents

A Good Hunting Partner by Rick Bass
1
Of Dogs and ShotgunsWives and Furniture
8
Opening Day
23
The Air Up There
40
Cocktails with Poops
48
From Sweetzer to Mike
55
Undercover Assignment in Desolation Canyon
61
Of Flushing Mules and Prairie Tuna
78
Dinner
159
My Life as a Bump on a Log
163
The Old Man and His Sea
167
Guide School
174
Tore Down by Sport
183
Just for the Fun of It
190
The Last Wild Country
194
La Vie
203

Yaak Magic
87
Way North
94
WINTER
107
On the Border with Tate
109
Stinking Woman Creek
117
Spirits Running
123
Mountain Man
127
14 The Christmas Goose
131
A Close Call with the Dog Cops
136
On Cutting the Presidents Trail
142
Apache Country
146
SPRING
151
Turkey Madness
210
Catching Dinner
225
True Sport
229
The Rites of Summer
233
Shooting School
237
Hackers
250
State of Grace
254
Zen and the Art of Nymph Fishing
259
The End of the Season
263
Where the Seasons Go
267
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About the author (2000)

Jim Fergus's articles and essays have appeared in a wide variety of national magazines and newspapers. He is a field editor of Sports Afield magazine. His previous books include the nonfiction memoir A Hunter's Road and the novel One Thousand White Women. He lives in northern Colorado and southern Arizona.

Rick Bass is the author of several books, including The New Wolves and The Book of Yaak.

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