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Publisher's Summary

Maybe the best way to explain Bill Heavey's writing is to note that both Ted Nugent and the Wall Street Journal - two entities rarely seen in the same sentence - like it. For more than 20 years, Heavey has staked a claim as one of America's best sportsmen writers. In feature stories and his Field & Stream column A Sportsman's Life, he has taken audiences across the country and beyond to experience his triumphs and failures as a suburban dad who happens to love hunting and fishing.

This new collection gathers together a wide range of his best work - tales that are odes to the notion that enthusiasm is more important than skill and testaments to the enduring power of the natural world. Whether he's hunting mule deer in Montana, draining cash on an overpriced pistol, or ruminating on the joys and agonies of outdoor gear, Heavey always entertains and enlightens with honesty and wit.

©2017 Bill Heavey (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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one of the best storytellers of all time!

There are few authors that can write a story in a way that feels more like a dirty joke your uncle is telling you than words from an unknown person. Bill Harvey is the neighbor, friend, and local bar fly that everyone knows, and he invites you to sit down for a laugh.

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Funny and Interesting!

Typical Bill.. funny and well written stories about the average hunter.. Very good read. Buy it.

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I love Bill heavey!!!

more great stories. I can't get enough of Bill's wit and style. laugh out loud with a sobering reallity check sprinkled in now and then.

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Great Stories!

I have to say that whoever narrated this does not seem to know much about hunting or fishing. His narration sounds pretty good, but his pronunciation of certain words like "Tarpon (tar Pon), Crappie (crappy), Fillet (fill it), etc." are pretty bad and are a bit distracting to the stories at times.

I did really enjoy how Bill Heavy relates his experiences in such a candid, humorous, and interesting way. Thanks Bill.

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liked to meet him.

listened to while hunting. the most true thing is that doe's that are 1 to 2 years old really are the best. and I like that the stories are broken up instead of continues.

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Heavey is hilarious.

Like all of his writing, this book is funny. It’s also brutally honest at times. Metaphors I would never come up with. It’s truly a great collection of stories. The bad part is the narrator. He’s obviously not an outdoorsman. His pronunciation of simple words such as filet are absolutely horrendous. I spent more time than I should have yelling at his horrible presentation of the English language.

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entertaining

A fun selections of stories. Bill's self depreciating sense of humor is entertaining. the narration is well done.

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Must read for any outdoor fanatic!

Must read for any outdoorsman/outdoorswoman. Specifically hunting and fishing. Bill Heavey is one of the best writers of today. So easy to read or listen to you will find yourself wanting more and more.

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60 Pieces

This book is a collection of 60 pieces written by Bill Heavey for Field and Stream magazine. Most of them are humorous. Most of the humor is at his own expense. Most of them include references to his inability to stop buying and hoarding gear. Heavey’s humor is slow, subtle, and sometimes sneaky. Also, he tends to throw really heavy, emotional themes in when you least expect it. Heavey is the outdoor writer that people feel sorry for, from time to time, because of his bad luck and self-inflicted mediocrity. He tells great stories about world-class guides putting him on target of the best game, only to blow the shot. He tells about his crazy fishing buddies and their adventures. He tells about trying to parent a teenage daughter and all of their struggles. Thanks, Dad, for the recommendation.

This book is for dads, fishermen, hunters, and anyone needing a boost.

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Great shorts, humorous outdoors stories

It took a few stories to get into the cadence and tone of the narrator, but I was shortly immersed in the stories. Recommend this to any outdoorsman looking for some humorous stories that kit home with excellent regularity.