Deep Enough for Ivorybills

James Kilgo, Author Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill $14.95 (193p) ISBN 978-0-912697-71-0
In certain circles, hunting is despicable; in others, it is a cherished tradition, a way of life. Kilgo, who teaches at the University of Georgia, belongs to the huntin' and fishin' fraternity. The river swamps and forests of the South hold a special place in his life. ""Hunting,'' he writes, ``brought me a deeply satisfying relationship with other men and with the woods.'' He conveys the mystery and splendor of the forest swamp at dawn; he tells us of the feeling of claustrophobia at being lost in the swamp. He combines superb nature writing with hunting and fishing adventures, and with portraits of his companions. His book is not an apologia for hunting; rather, it is an insight into the mystique and camaraderie of the sport. Of primarily regional interest, these essays will appeal to birders, hunters and those who fish. (April)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1988
Release date: 04/01/1988
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