Prairie Pothole Fever is a book full of stories about duck, dog and man. Many of the stories will make the reader laugh, some will cause the reader to become misty-eyed. All the chapters will trigger memories of the reader's own favorite hunting stories.
The author, with family members and friends, has been making an annual duck hunting trip to Saskatchewan for 32 years. As the author writes: "The hunting is exhilarating; the land captures my imagination with its muscular beauty, and the local people are as genuine and generous as the land."
The stories are appropriate for young and old alike, anyone who has enjoyed, enjoys or plans to enjoy hunting and the gathering of family, friends and dogs.
Prairie Pothole Fever is also a how-to guide for those who would like to make their own trip to the famed prairie potholes of Saskatchewan, home to 10 million ducks. The book explains how to pursue your own hunt without guides, and gives the reader what they need to know about practical details like crossing the border, declaring guns, buying provincial licenses and federal stamps, locating a region to hunt, ordering topo maps and more. The book even incudes no-fail recipes.
The author notes: "Every duck hunter in the United States should make a trip to the prairie pothole region of Canada once in a lifetime for duck hunting of a lifetime."
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Author Mark E. Torinus was born in Wisconsin and has lived his life close to water, dogs, fly fishing and hunting. He logged his first duck hunting trip to Saskatchewan, Canada at the age of 12 and has been back more than 30 times.
The author's life in Wisconsin has been interrupted only by a four-year detour to Hanover, New Hampshire to attend Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1975, and an 11-year sojourn to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to start a newspaper career.
Torinus later became editor of The Janesville Gazette, a midsize newspaper in south central Wisconsin, at the culmination of a 16-year run in journalism. He moved to the nonprofit industry, with a brief stay at United Way, before in 1996 becoming president of the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges, Inc., where he remains today.Review:
"As the author notes: 'Good stories about man, dog and duck write themselves each trip before our very eyes.' Indeed, this is the case throughout Prairie Pothole Fever, a nostalgic and informative read for anyone who has enjoyed, or wants to enjoy, the fine traditions, good times and camaraderie of duck hunting on Canada's prairies with friends and family. Well done!" --Duncan Morrison, Editor, Conservator Magazine, Ducks Unlimited Canada
"Prairie Pothole Fever has captured the heritage of waterfowling. The legends described in the book present how families, friends and cooperating farmers share the traditions, excitement, ethics and humor of hunting waterfowl in perhaps the greatest duck and goose areas of North America. For old waterfowlers, the book will bring back fond memories and similar experiences of their past, while providing today's youth with a glimpse of what waterfowling was like for their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, and a look at what waterfowling can be for them in the future. Congratulations!" --Ladd Johnson, Executive Director, North American Gamebird Association and Chair, Maryland Migratory Bird Commission
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Book Description Lost Woods Press, Inc., 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0981624103
Book Description Lost Woods Press, Inc., 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110981624103