Hardcover, 151 Pages.
Signed by Ridr Knowlton
These stories are not about the game hunted or the fish caught. They are about everything else a sportsperson experiences in the field: the environment, the weather, the wildlife and (especially) the people who create lasting memories by putting the "wild" in wilderness.
Despite having many adventurous stories of his own, to avid outdoorsman Ridr Knowlton, the real stories are about the guides and outfitters he's met over the years. From blinding blizzards, aggressive grizzlies, and man-eating crocodiles, Ridr pulls readers into his wilderness guides' wild adventures and the tales that resulted. Some stories are laugh-out-loud funny, others are chill-you-to-the-bone terrifying, and some are just plain unbelievable, but all of them show that being an outdoorsperson is not just about shooting or catching. It's about connecting to the natural world around us.
The Guides blazes a trail for readers that will lead them to some of the most dangerous places in the world and help them find their own adventurous spirits.
This book is a collection of stories from guides, outfitters, professional hunters and trappers I have been fortunate to share a few campfires with, and even more fortunate to call my friends. They have lived and worked in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska, the Wind River Range of Wyoming, the deep bayou of Louisiana, the Everglades of southern Florida, the savanna and bushveld of Africa and along the rivers of central and South America. Each one has a life story that could be its own volume of books. This small collection offers just a glimpse, a few of their stories or comments that made me think, smile, or just shake my head in disbelief.
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