The news on this forum about the passing of Ferrol Sams lead me to think about some of my favorite southern authors. Last summer I came across my copy's of Robert Ruark's Old man and the Boy and the Old Man's Boy Grows Older. I first read these when I was a teenager and few books were more fun nor left as much of an impression on me reading about hunting and fishing while growing up in rural South Carolina during the depression. The second book takes the reader to bird and big game hunting in Africa in the 1950's and his wit and writing is terrific. His description of shooting crocodiles with a .243 is remarkable. He was a best selling fiction writer as well, his books have been out of print for decades, anyone else familiar with his work? I would think any outdoors man would enjoy is work and us southerners can relate just as we did for Ferrol Sams.