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Hunting the Edges
Richard L. Yatzeck

"This is more than a hunting book: it is a testament to truth as much as the hunter can know it."
—Bill Stokes, author of The River Is Us

"Hunting the Edges is a delight. It is more than a hunting book: it is a testament to truth as much as the hunter can know it, which, Yatzeck will tell you, can be as far off the mark as a load of six's fired at a racketing grouse."—Bill Stokes, author of The River Is Us

"Dick Yatzeck, along with the late George Vukelich and Mel Ellis, stands out among the best Wisconsin outdoor writers."—Chuck Petrie, Ducks Unlimited Magazine

"The Wolf River in May or a blue October day still regularly pull me awash or afield, with a Springer spaniel for choice. I tend to seek the edges, the meeting place of plowed land and woods, in crisp weather. I learned my hunting from good men, farmers who did their own butchering and saw hunting as an extension of it. Few of us have such roots now, and hunting will perhaps eventually disappear. When it does, I hope to have disappeared too, but not before having done a bit to preserve its memory."—Richard Yatzeck

Hunting the Edges offers both fine and funny examples of the classic hunting story, and something more: an acknowledgment of that edge between the cycles of modern life and the age-old seasonal call of the hunt. Dick Yatzeck's tales of hunting and fishing through his youth and adulthood will resonate with many readers who also leave behind a job and house in town for boots and camouflage and the wild cries of geese.

Richard L. Yatzeck lives in Bear Creek township in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. A contributor to Gray's Sporting Journal, Wisconsin Outdoor Journal, Midwest Outdoors, and many other magazines, he is professor of Russian literature at Lawrence University.

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Cover of book is brown with green images of a hunter, a dog and some birds.  The writing is white.

April 1999

160 pp.   6 x 9

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