Tales of a Louisiana Duck Hunter

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This collection of short stories-all personal experiences of the author-details the differences of hunting in Louisiana as opposed to other states. One can gain insight into the state, its wildlife, its different ways of duck hunting, and its landscape. There are humorous accounts of hunting dogs, character studies of hunters and woodsmen, and examples of good duck hunting. Find out the difference between a marsh and a swamp-there is one. Relive the sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker-thought to be extinct. Most sportsmen will find that the various chapters provide them with pertinent information for the enjoyment of this outdoor sport. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Fielding Lewis's love of hunting began at the age of six when his grandmother gave him his first BB gun. He spent much of his teen years hunting and observing wildlife and nature with his father. After marrying and returning from the air force, he worked as a mill lumber inspector and plant operator. He purchased a lumberyard that he operated for thirteen years. After selling the lumberyard, he became the editor of a small weekly newspaper in Franklin, Louisiana. His ability to express himself in the written word blossomed into this, his first book, a result of ten years of note taking.
ISBN: 9781565549432
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 77
Pages: 296
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Born in Patterson, Louisiana, Fielding Lewis was raised by his grandmother from the age of five. He began his hunting career a year later when she gave him a Daisy BB gun. Lewis spent much of his childhood years roaming the swamps, marshes, and sugarcane fields. In high school he participated in many sports; his favorites were boxing and football. Lewis joined the U.S. Air Force three days after he turned eighteen. After serving seven years, Lewis began to work in various lumberyards, and for thirteen years, he owned and operated Franklin Building Materials, Inc. He also built homes and developed a large subdivision before he sold the business. He later became editor of a small weekly newspaper. Lewis has served on the Louisiana Coastal Commission, the Governors Commission on the Atchafalaya Basin, and the Board of Directors of Riggs Land Co., Inc. He has also served as president for the Port of West St. Mary Board of Commissioners and as chairman for the Louisiana State Boxing Commission. After more than ten years of note-taking, Lewis was able to compose Tales of a Louisiana Duck Hunter ($16.95), available from Pelican. This book is filled with helpful information for duck hunters and also contains stories about the author and his friends. The Banner-Tribune comments,
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