Michael Patrick McCarty

Passages: The Greatest Quotes from Sporting Literature (Hardcover)

This fascinating, 200-page book features the quotes from the best hunting, fishing, and nature writers to ever grace the pages of Sporting Classics. It’s laced with poignant passages from hunting stories by Hemingway, Ruark, Roosevelt, and Rutledge. You’ll enjoy hundreds of quotes by the greatest fishing writers, including Izaak Walton, Sigurd Olson, Robert Traver, and Roderick Haig-Brown along with the thoughtful words of renowned conservationists like John Madson, Aldo Leopold, and Henry David Thoreau. The book even includes lines from poems by Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, and many other great poets.

With fifty black-and-white illustrations by Joseph Byrne, Passages—The Greatest Quotes from Sporting Literature is a handsome, timeless collection, one that is sure to please anyone with an interest in the outdoors.

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Michael Patrick McCarty Quotes


“A Bowhunter is a Hunter Reborn – Forever…” 


“After forty years of hunting for elk, there is a thing or two that I can say. One of them is that I am very, very good at almost finding elk. For wherever I am standing, the elk have been there first, maybe minutes, perhaps hours, or days before me. Where they are right now is one of the great mysteries of the elk hunting world. I hope that you are much better at finding elk than I…”.


“No Sound. No Mind. No Time…A Hunter’s Mind” – 


See Some Selected Excerpts From Mike’s Writings Here

A Journal of Wild Game, Fighting Fish, and Grand Pursuit