For more than 20 years, Eddie Nickens, a member of BHA’s North American board of directors, has been the premier storyteller and scribe of American hunting, fishing and conservation, writing for Field & Stream, Garden and Gun, Audubon and dozens of other publications. It’s a radical understatement to call him an outdoor writer, although the term fits the man who has published the best-selling behemoth of outdoor skills, Field & Stream’s Total Outdoorsman. In their conversation, Hal and Eddie celebrate the publication of Eddie’s new book, The Last Wild Road, a collection of his all-time best stories from an unmatched life afield in the American wilds. There are adventures large and small here, from the southern duck and redfish marshes to uncharted Alaskan rivers, and everywhere – some of the most unheralded and unlikely places – in between. But more than that, The Last Wild Road is a chronicle of our heritage, told through the voices of the outdoorsmen and women who live it and keep it alive – our voices, our people, our land our stories.
Photo By Tom Folwks