A Hunter’s Fireside Book, originally published in 1972, is a timeless celebration of the hunting and outdoorsman lifestyle. For decades, Gene Hill’s articles and books have captured the spirit of the outdoors in a way that inspires and entertains millions of readers.
Hill writes with a deft wit and a rich nostalgia for days past. The bond between a man and his gun, a man and his dog, and a man and his woods, is unlike any other. Hill uses humor, wisdom, and passion to give voice to experiences, memories, and loves shared by so many sportsmen for their craft, their pastime, their lifestyle. A Hunter’s Fireside Book captures the essence of the life of a sportsman and explores the full spectrum of the hunter’s experience: from sunrises in the duck blind, to an unforgettable hunter’s moon, to the camaraderie of men who know the pleasures of being wet and cold and a little bit lost.
Articulate and sophisticated, yet down-to-earth and accessible, Hill’s writing makes him a fan-favorite amongst hunting enthusiasts of all ages. He writes with an infectious reverence for the age-old relationship of man and naturereaders will hardly be able to put this book down.
Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
About the Author
Gene Hill was the author of many beloved hunting books, as well as his legendary monthly columns. During World War II he served Okinawa. A graduate of Harvard, Hill worked as a copywriter for several Madison Avenue advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, before getting his start as a writer. Hill began by moonlighting as an outdoors columnist for Guns & Ammo and Sports Afield. In 1977, he left Madison Avenue to become a columnist full-time. He was the associate editor at Field & Stream, where he also wrote the monthly column, "Hill Country.” Hill also wrote more than a dozen books detailing his hunting experiences. He died in 1997.