column By: Upland Almanac Staff | January, 21
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Cover Girl Art Available
We’ve received a few requests for info about Bill Harrison’s beautiful black-and-white drawing, “Ginger with Woodcock,” which graced the cover of our Winter 2020 issue. Sorry, but the original is sold. Prints are, however, available.
To purchase, go to www.williamharrisonartist.com and click on the link for “Limited Edition Prints.”
Free tip: take extra money with you; there are loads of “must-have” prints there.
Hungry for Info
“One of the Best I’ve Read”
I just finished the story “Turnips” by Charlie Maggard (Winter 2020). Great article! I enjoyed the story immensely. One of the best I’ve read. My wife agreed.
I wonder if the story is a recollection of a real event or an enjoyable, created story. He certainly recalls details from 67 years ago if this is a recounting of his experience.
In any case, it brings us back in time and recreates how people with little resources lived in the back woods of central Kentucky. It paints a vivid picture of what it was like to live here if you were poor. I’m sure that some of the less fortunate live similarly today in parts of our country. Most likely in parts of the South, Appalachia and upstate New York.
I recall coming across abandoned houses in my travels hunting similar to what he describes. Many of us live in relative luxury compared to this depiction, and it reminds us of how fortunate we are today and our obligation to the others.
(Editor’s note: We received the following letter quite some time ago. Quite frankly, we weren’t sure how to address the reader’s request at its end. Recently, however, more hunters have voiced the same lament. So we are hoping that perhaps some good can result if we at least mention the situation as told through the eyes of one of them.)
There is no reason for me to renew my subscription.
The people who run our wildlife here in northern Ohio have no interest in putting game birds here.
I can send you photos of letters that will prove my point.
The people who are appointed to the pheasant, quail, turkey and all wildlife associations have done nothing to help replenish the game birds.
William R. Baker, veteran and soon to be 79 years young,