Those Hours Spent Outdoors: Reflections on Hunting and Fishing

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A collection of essays includes reminiscences of specific hunting and fishing events, meditations on the philosophies of the two activities, and anecdotes reflecting the traditions and myths of fishing and hunting

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Tapply is well known, in two disparate literary worlds, for his Boston-situated Brady Coyne mysteries and for his contemplative essays on New England hunting and fishing in magazines like Field & Stream . Most of the short essays in this collection are about learningfrom his father, from other mentors, from nature. Ultimately, they are a serious attempt not to take oneself or outdoor sport too seriously but to enjoy the values of sportsmanship. All but one essay first appeared between 1982 and 1987 in Field & Stream , Fins and Feathers , or The Drummer. Like the mysteries, these essays are urbane, smooth, yet somewhat lacking in passion. Still, they will appeal to hunters and fishers during the seasons they are not in the field. Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
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From Publishers Weekly:

Tapply is wholly committed to fishing and hunting as a normal adjunct to living; since his childhood, he has hunted birds in the woods and fished in the rivers and ponds of New England. In these low-key essays, previously published in sporting magazines, he discourses on the pleasures and trials of seeking the wily grouse and angling for trout and bass in Walden Pond (he thinks that Thoreau wasn't much of a fisherman). He introduces hunting companions: legendary Burt Spiller, grouse expert; Doc, a great partner; Hank, who turns every outing into a competition. He reminisces about his first gun and his father's instructions on safety. This is material tailor-made for fishing-and-hunting enthusiasts.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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