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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!<br />

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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  • Bo
  • 12-13-17

Funny and Interesting!

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

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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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Hunting & fishing made funny

Well written and great narration, easy to pickup where you left off - highly recommended even if you don't hunt or fish.

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  • nick
  • Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • 02-28-18

more memoir than guide

was hoping for more "how to", but this book has some warm stories of a man's life in the wilderness hunting.

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Love Bill's Articles... but this runs a bit long.

I have always enjoyed reading Bill Heavey's articles at the back of Field & Stream. I look forward to them and jump to his article first when a magazine arrives.

But in book form, what was enjoyable reads get packed in with some material that runs on a bit.

My guess is editing the stories for the magazine makes them a bit more enjoyable than having all the space in the world to share the same story.

Enjoyed it, but work to get through it at times.

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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.