We’re experiencing glorious springlike conditions here on the east slope of the Cascades, and I mean to take full advantage of it — because it’s always just a tease. Before the weather gods laugh cruelly and again bring down the lash of the dreadful wind and rain, I will get in a long day in the woods and then hit the books for a final push to finish up the Highland Scots podcast series.
I tell you this by way of excusing myself for offering up a rather truncated post. Ah, but it’s meaty. I hereby present you with tales of hunters, fit to occupy some time behind the wheel or while doing chores.
The esteemed Ted Franklin Belue wrote to inform me that he is the guest on a recent edition of the Uncommon History of the South Podcast. Talkin’ Daniel Boone. You can find it here. Ted’s connection was slightly sketchy, so the audio isn’t studio quality, but it ain’t too rough for a listen. It’s a most enjoyable 45 minutes with one of the leading lights of Frontier Partisans history, exploring the life of a man that, as Belue notes, was a hunter right down to his marrow.
I have been away from African trails for a while, but the veld is never far from my consciousness. One of my favorite books is now available as a two-part audio file on Youtube. Here you have hours of African adventure with the greats of the East African hunting fraternity. And I have an excuse to post pictures of Rigby rifles. Everybody wins.