I'm not much for writing or expressing my feelings about the outdoors. I cannot express in words the love I have for puppies, old friends, homemade lures and duckcalls. Gene Hill can. The short stories you'll read in "A hunters fireside book" will make you smile on a cold night in winter when he speaks of things handmade and bring a tear to your eye when he describes an old dog you'll swear you knew. Reading Gene Hill is very a lot like listening to an old friend tell you his very best stories over a glass of 18 year old scotch; it doesn't get any better...................
Gene Hill is an unusual combination - a superb sportsman and an equally superb writer. This book is a collection of monthly columns written for Guns & Ammo magazine. It is full of the wit and wisdom of a man who loves the outdoors and who has the voice to describe its incomparable beauty in just the right words. Favorite guns and dogs, sunrise in a duck blind, the mystery of a hunter's moon, camaraderie and compassion. The insights and perception of Mr. Hill, complimented by the incomparable artwork of Milton C. Weiler, make this a must.
Gene Hill's book is a tremendous collection of stories to which anyone who has cherished times afield can relate. This book will undoubtedly be passed around among friends and family and ultimately end up next to the fireplace where it belongs. And I expect that I will read from it often as this book will never get old.
If you're looking for a good book to tell how the old days were, they don't get any better than this. Gene Hill has mastered the art of telling the story with just enough of the truth to keep it real, but also keep it fun. If you hunt or fish, this is your kind of book.