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.