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Tom Kelly - Payback


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When a hobby, a profession, a sharp mind and a quick wit combine; & the owner of these attributes is skilled in the craft of writing - an outstanding & illuminating series of books evolves. ''Payback'' is the latest in this series from Col. Tom Kelly - turkey hunter, lumber industry professional, US military veteran & award winning author.

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In ''Payback'' these trails of Tom's life combine to offer several new perspectives on such topics as: the blight and possible re-incarnation of the great American Chestnut tree; the value of maps in capturing the topical personality of hunting land; the lumber industry's dynamic locational shift from the Great Lakes region to the South around 1900 and the mystery/facts about 'heart pine'. Theories are brought, about the historical Native American's land usage.

And the wild turkey - thoughts on decoying, 'mixed' hunts, becoming an amateur turkey guide, letters sent to turkey enthusiasts of Tom's acquaintance, and finally, in Chapter 8, 'Percentages' - the details of Tom's 2010 spring season that began in a glory of gobbles and feathers flying, on day one, that was not again captured throughout the season. Don't miss Tom's tale of this perceived ''Payback'' in season 2010, for his flurry of home runs in season 2009. Hardcover. Signed by author. 207 pages.