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Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 61

Outdoors & Nature
Memoir & Biography
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Stories of a Life Afield

"Brothers in Arms" and "Thanks to Gert"

A. Hunter Smith





Published: Nov 1 2014

OA Ebook
Published: Nov 1 2014


The inclusion of this book in the Open Carolina collection is made possible by the generous funding of

Two short stories about the life lessons a hunter learned in pursuit of wild turkeys and deer.

In "Thanks to Gert," the first of this two-story ebook, A. Hunter Smith recalls one of the funniest and most productive April turkey-hunting seasons he has experienced in the thirty-five years he has spent in pursuit of one of God's most maddening, frustrating, and divinely conceived creations. "Brothers in Arms" is a story about hunters and fishermen who discover that their best teachers are the wild creatures they hunt. Elders and mentors may impart advice, but Smith has learned the inescapable rules of hunting by observing the actions of the wild things around him. These rules, Smith says, equalize us all in the struggle of life and death in the natural world.

A. Hunter Smith is a native South Carolinian who has hunted and fished across the Southeast, the nation and beyond for the last forty-three years. For thirty years he worked as a hunting and fishing guide and now writes outdoor stories that stem from his experiences afield. He has been published regularly in outdoor magazines and journals, both regionally and nationally including South Carolina Wildlife magazine and Gray's Sporting Journal.

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