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This collection of twenty-seven turkey hunting tales is a magnificent blend of personal narratives, reflections and impressions while traveling the great turkey woods of America’s Northeast.
Continuing where Hills of Truxton: Stories and Travels of a Turkey Hunter leaves off, acclaimed nature author and outdoorsman Mike Joyner gives fans Tales from the Turkey Woods: Mornings of My Better Days, a second rousing and entertaining glimpse into the adventures of a turkey hunter. The perfect read for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers; this collection of over thirty vignettes celebrates the art of hunting, its requisite patience, tenacity and the camaraderie it instills in aficionados of the sport. Bird hunting is definitely not a spectator sport; this collection of spring and fall turkey hunting stories shares the art and timing of what it takes to make the grade. Filled with family, friends, frustrations and fun, this fascinating collection stakes a bold claim on more than a few memorable hunts in the great turkey woods, that special place where men and women learn about themselves following the erratic tracks of the wild turkey.
From the author of Hills of Truxton: Stories and Travels of a Turkey Hunter comes Tales from the Turkey Woods: Mornings of My Better Days, an inspired collection of vignettes regarding the pursuit of wild turkeys, one of Mother Nature’s most unpredictable birds. In this sequel, acclaimed nature author and outdoorsman Mike Joyner provides an altogether inspired account of his mornings spent on the trail of wild turkeys in the hinterlands of the Northeast.
Twenty-seven stories in all, this book revels in the art of the hunt and the sport with titles such as, “New York Double Team Opener,” “A Morning Swimming with Gobblers,” “Mooky’s Turkey Woods Rules of Thumb,” “Tagged Out in New York” and “Goblin Hen Tags a Fall Longbeard.” From opening day to elusive pursuits, the author’s hunting narratives are action-packed and entertaining. Each story seems to put life into its proper perspective—a place where the memories of one’s father blends with Mother Nature. Where rain and wind walk hand in hand with a late summer breeze or an early fall frost and the break of day is a welcome reminder of what is important. The excitement, the splendor, the rawness of the hunt and the glory of the final moments is not often without humor and personal insight close at hand. The fact is: among friends and comrades in the very deepest parts of the woods, a person can learn a lot from hunting the wily wild turkey.
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