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By Steve Chapple

Confessions of an Eco-Redneck collects the easiest of outside author Steve Chapple's brief items. this can be outside event writing at its top, in a league with Tim Cahill, Randy White, or PJ O'Rourke, and the essays diversity from fishing: for tigerfish at the Zambezi, tarpon within the Keys, trout at the Yellowstone; to searching: the "Bambi Syndrome" (Hollywood's bias opposed to the sport), "Dinner Bell Grizzlies," and stalking televisions in Montana; to the bigger questions: "Now or by no means for American Rivers," and the nice unasked query concerning the Lewis & Clark day trip: "How have been the bugs??" beneath Steve Chapple's laugh-out loud wit there is a severe plea to environmentalists to recollect that sportsmen (the eco-rednecks of the identify) are one of the such a lot passionate and powerful advocates for conservation of our environment that we have got.

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Brings in guns, takes out diamonds. They don't respond to our radio calls. Costs a lot of money to run a plane like that, place like this. ** Nathan dropped the boat into trolling speed. He was a white kid, 19, went to school in London, wanted to start a rose plantation in Africa, already had some backers. "All's you need is about $600,000 American. " Nathan lit a cigarette, steered wide around a couple of narrow dugouts loaded with bags of meaMe-meal, the polers casting tall shadows across the far shore.

Once the crows fell upon Friend Hare's small son who was lying sick and killed him to a cruel way. He could be heard moaning pitifully for a long while. Friend Hare was not at home, and when he heard the sad news he was beside himself with grief. Another time the squirrel raced about with a great wound to his neck where the ferret had caught him. . He ran about for an hour, then suddenly crumpled up, feE across a branch, and dropped dead to the snow. A couple of magpies flew down at once to begta their meal.

I recovered the tent, packed it in its stuff bag, and returned to the bank. My outfit was gone. Victor strolled over. He was a fully licensed guide, one of only seven Afro-African guides in Zimbabwe, a former major in the liberation struggle, a man who had saved my hiney a couple of times without even trying, and probably a couple of more times without bothering to tell me, but even Victor had never followed the tracks of a spinning rod into deep water. We both stared over the bank. I could tell Victor thought wading after the rig would be a real dumb idea.

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