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Tales from Jackpine Bob

2003
Author:

Bob Cary
Illustrations by Bob Cary

Tales from Jackpine Bob

Bob Cary’s entertaining stories of life in the outdoors will touch your heart and make you laugh. Despite Bob’s many years as an expert woodsman, when he relates an adventure or a misadventure, the joke is always on him. Whether you read Tales from Jackpine Bob by firelight or lamplight, you’ll enjoy Bob’s warm humor and buoyant spirit.

Bob Cary’s entertaining stories of life in the outdoors will touch your heart and make you laugh. Despite Bob’s many years as an expert woodsman, when he relates an adventure or a misadventure, the joke is always on him. Whether you read Tales from Jackpine Bob by firelight or lamplight, you’ll enjoy Bob’s warm humor and buoyant spirit.

Most of us rely on air conditioning for comfort, automobiles for travel, and television sets for entertainment. Bob Cary is more at home with sleeping bag, canoe, and fishing rod. That sets him apart and equips him to tell good stories of an outdoor life well lived. I greatly enjoyed this book.

Charles Kuralt, host of CBS’s On the Road with Charles Kuralt

Bob Cary’s entertaining stories of life in the outdoors will touch your heart and make you laugh. Despite Bob’s many years as an expert woodsman, when he relates an adventure or a misadventure, the joke is always on him. Whether you read Tales from Jackpine Bob by firelight or lamplight, you’ll enjoy Bob’s warm humor and buoyant spirit.

Tales from Jackpine Bob

Bob Cary, author, journalist, and wilderness guide, is editor of the Ely Echo. At one time, Bob lived in Chicago where he was outdoor editor for the Chicago Daily News; he now makes his home near Ely, Minnesota, on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Tales from Jackpine Bob

Most of us rely on air conditioning for comfort, automobiles for travel, and television sets for entertainment. Bob Cary is more at home with sleeping bag, canoe, and fishing rod. That sets him apart and equips him to tell good stories of an outdoor life well lived. I greatly enjoyed this book.

Charles Kuralt, host of CBS’s On the Road with Charles Kuralt

Bob Cary is the best storyteller I know. More clarity comes from his pen than I can coax out of my Nikon. I wonder if he would trade?

Jim Brandenburg, author and photographer

One hilarious anecdote after another keeps this book a page-turner.

Morris Daily Herald

Tales from Jackpine Bob

Contents

A Touch of Class
The Fifteen-Horse Motor
Sportsmanship and Channel Catfish
The Chicken Thief
The Great Pigeon Caper
The Winchester Fly Rod
A Faint Odor of Fish
Simply Shocking Fish Stories
Thanksgiving Goose
A Matter of Civic Good
The Irish Rebellion
Brown Trout and Other Problems
The Wendigo
Pop Dixon
The Great Crooked Lake Bear Hunt
Nuts of Neverhunt
Hustled on the Mitawan
The Pope and Young Bear
Playing It Close
The Very Important Person
Luck on the Redgut
Going Home