Bayou Bill's Best Stories

Bayou Bill's Best Stories

(Most of Them True)
Bill Scifres
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/1/1990
Format: paper
ISBN: 978-0-253-20596-4
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"Countless small and large outdoor joys are to be found in Bill's book, a capsuled lifetime of discovering delightful living and lore . . . " —Midwest Outdoors

" . . . what a truly marvelous story teller he is and how he seems to have covered every facet of the out-of-doors during more than a half century." —The Daily Clintonian

" . . . a book any Hoosier can sit by the fire and enjoy this winter." —Osgood Journal

"Bill Scifres, unlike a lot of us, never forgot how to have fun. . . . His niche in life is obviously to write about the outdoors, and we are the better for it." —Indianapolis Star

“Outlandish characters and a lifetime of misadventures touch on the timeless tradition of humorous tales and anecdotes. Scifres is one of many regional raconteurs widely enjoyed, who sustains the storytelling tradition.” —Come-All-Ye

Readers of the Indianapolis Star have enjoyed Bill Scifres's column "Lines and Shots" for over 37 years. The premier outdoor writer in Indiana, Bill is also a born storyteller. This collection gathers some of his best accounts of a lifetime of adventure in the out-of-doors. From The Great Turtle Adventure to the discovery that Santa Claus was really a mink, Bill's message is the same: Nature is full of wonderment and pleasure and there is always something enjoyable to do outdoors, no matter the season. The good old days are alive and well in Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Whys and Wherefores of Bayou Bill and Family
My Changing World
B-A-R-U-M-P-H! One Fine Father’s Day Present
A Smorgasbord of Turtle Stories
Cooner
Never Trust a Cattail
Santa Was a Mink
Christmas Vacation
When Squirrels Cut Hickory: The Story in a Nutshell
The Currect Way to Hunt
The Making of A Bird Dog
My Dual-Purpose Retriever
Big Mitch and the Bullheads
Dabble Away the Day, or a Close Encounter with a Bass
Throwin’ Naturals
The Dragon Wins His Share
Uncle Harold, Uncle Remus and Some Brookies
The Monroe Reservoir Bass Story
Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z
Some of My Best Friends Were People