The Jon Boat Years by Jim Mize


And Other Stories Afield with Fine Friends, Fair Dogs, a Shotgun, and a Fly Rod

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Optional Original Pencil Drawing

We offer this book with a signed original pencil drawing on the title page by Bob. Please request your choice of fly or game bird feather in the box below.


Interior Illustrations by Bob White
Paperback, 192 pages
6 x 9 inches
The University of South Carolina Press (April 11, 2023)

Delightful tales of hunting and fishing, family, friends, dogs, and precious time well spent.

Nationally recognized and award-winning writer Jim Mize captures the true essence of sport and living life to the fullest in this collection of stories about his outdoor escapades. In tales spanning more than five decades, Mize invites readers into carefree days hiking through the Colorado Rockies with a fly rod and leisurely casting poppers to bluegill on small southern ponds. Mize’s humorous stories entertain and return readers to their own turkey hunting or creek-fishing excursions. Black-and-white drawings from artist Bob White illustrate stories filled with laughter, quiet contemplation, and wonder.

About the Author

Jim Mize writes from his cabin in the South Carolina mountains while his Lab, Moose, keeps the bears at bay. His previous books include The Winter of our Discount Tent, A Creek Trickles Through It, Hunting with Beanpole, and Fishing with Beanpole. His articles have appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, South Carolina Wildlife, In-Fisherman, Great Days Outdoors, and other magazines.

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