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The Sporting Road

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

Jim Fergus

St. Martin's Griffin

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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"Fergus ... relates simple and vivid details in this pleasing account of six years of travel and sport.... the honest allure of a good campfire yarn."
--Publishers Weekly
"Fergus ... relates simple and vivid details in this pleasing account of six years of travel and sport.... the honest allure of a good campfire yarn."
--Publishers Weekly

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Nonfiction Review: Sporting Road by Jim Fergus / Author, Rick Bass / Introduction by St. Martin's Press $24.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-312-24245-9
Whether scrambling up the desiccated slopes of Utah's Desolation Canyon in pursuit of birds known as chukars or whipping a tenuous fly line into the Florida surf, Fergus (A Hunter's Road) relates simp
- Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jim Fergus

  • 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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The Sporting Road

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

Jim Fergus

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St. Martin's Griffin

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