Sportsman’s Quest, the book, will take you to places you remember, and places you dream of going. It’s not a journal or biography; Dan Simmons is a gifted storyteller who writes of extraordinary people. The backdrop is hunting and fishing adventures, but you will meet extraordinary people who you will get to know on a first-name basis. There is Genoval, an Amazon native who was raised in the jungle but became the well-known river pilot of the Amazon Queen. You will meet Chris Klineburger, who is a pioneer in exploring and opening new hunting regions, introducing the world to international hunting as we know it today- He was the first. There is “Buck” Bedard, a Marine Corp. General who, along with his sons, is a passionate conservationist and sportsman, or the lady librarian who has an extraordinary passion for bow hunting. They and many other friends are exceptional individuals; you will join them, as they hunt/ fish and explore not only the world, but what it means to share in man’s heritage and traditions. They also share with you many of their favorite wild game recipes which they’ve enjoyed around the campfire and in the kitchen – enjoy!
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“Dan’s accounts of his outdoor experiences and those of his friends make this book a ‘must-read’ for anyone who enjoys stimulating accounts of outdoor adventures. He brings these stories to life with vivid and fact-filled stories. This is a wonderful book for leading one to truly feel and experience what it is like to live the challenges and exhilaration of hunting, fishing, and exploring.”
Dr. James Mutton
Capt. US Navy Ret.
“As an avid hunter and explorer, I can attest to the authenticity of Dan’s accounts of his adventures. I have been there myself, and have enjoyed reliving many of my own exploits through his well-told personal hunting and fishing experiences. This is a book for the veteran hunter as well as a primer for our sons and daughters who have not yet enjoyed the pleasures of these exciting outdoor adventures.”
Author, Archer, and Entertainer