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The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--with Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer
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 ove ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 17th 2000 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 1999)
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I like the idea of this book. A series of trips looking into natural history of birds. But this one is not as good as the first issue of this series. The author seems to be worrying about his age and retirement problems and not dealing with the topics of interest to his followers.
I found this book a couple years after finishing Fergus' book "A Hunter's Road." I really enjoyed the first book, so when I found this one, I was sure I would love it. Moving across the country got in the way, however, and I didn't find this book again until years later, after I had gotten into hunting again, after a 3 year break. Like his other book, this one was a great read. It's a pity he hasn't written more books in the same vein.
Jim Fergus was born in Chicago on March 23, 1950. He attended high school in Massachusetts and graduated as an English major from Colorado College in 1971. He has traveled extensively and lived over the years in Colorado, Florida, the French West Indies, Idaho, France, and Arizona. For ten years he worked as a teaching tennis professional in Colorado and Florida, and in 1980 moved to the tiny town ...moreMore about Jim Fergus...