Legendary Hunters of the Southern Highlands: A Century of Sport and Survival in the Great Smoky Moun

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From the heyday of the Cherokee Nation and on through the twentieth century, the Great Smoky Mountains have nurtured some of the most celebrated hunters in American history. Predicting changes in weather and almost telepathically sensing animal behavior, these outdoorsmen were linked inextricably with the land that sustained them. Local author Bob Plott lovingly recalls the tales- rife with characters like Honest John, the bear whose habit of killing only enough livestock to eat at one sitting granted him a reputation at once chivalrous and menacing, and 'Little George' Plott, a legendary marksman turned World War II hero- that linger among the region's hardwood forests and misty foothills. Rediscover an era of self-sufficient mountain living, when folks labored in logging camps, brewed moonshine, hunted for survival and fought for what they believed in.
ISBN: 9781596297036
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Images: 61
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert "Bob" Plott is a great-great-great-grandson of Johannes Plott. He has spent most of his professional career working either as a manufacturing manager or as a martial arts instructor. He is an avid outdoorsman and an accomplished woodcarver and sketch artist. Bob is a member of the American Plott Association, the National Plott Hound Association and the North Carolina Bear Hunters Association. This is his first book. He lives with his wife, son and their Plott hounds outside of Statesville, North Carolina.
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