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Wit, Whimsy, and Wisdom

Wit, Whimsy, and Wisdom

Wit, Whimsy, and Wisdom

STORY BY Jim Casada
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jim Casada

Wit, Whimsy, and Wisdom

STORY BY Jim Casada
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jim Casada

Wit, Whimsy, and Wisdom

STORY BY Jim Casada
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jim Casada
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Occasionally a writer comes along with a knack for putting into words aspects of the sporting experience that all hunters feel yet find difficult to describe or share with others. Gene Hill (1928-1997) was masterly in this regard. After growing up in New Jersey, graduating from Harvard, and working as an ad copywriter, he found his true métier as a sporting scribe. Occasional freelancing gave way to a full-time career in the profession and over the years he served as a columnist for several magazines.

Today he is best remembered for “Tail Feathers” in Sports Afield and “Hill Country” in Field & Stream. Although he wrote full-length features, Hill was unquestionably at his best when writing pithy columns. He took the simplest of subjects, such as an old hunting jacket or a session of winter armchair adventure beside a cheery fire, and handled them with wit, whimsy, and wisdom.

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Wit, Whimsy, and Wisdom

Occasionally a writer comes along with a knack for putting into words aspects of the sporting experience that all hunters feel yet find difficult to describe or share with others. Gene Hill (1928-1997) was masterly in this regard. After growing up in New Jersey, graduating from Harvard, and working as an ad copywriter, he found his true métier as a sporting scribe. Occasional freelancing gave way to a full-time career in the profession and over the years he served as a columnist for several magazines.

Today he is best remembered for “Tail Feathers” in Sports Afield and “Hill Country” in Field & Stream. Although he wrote full-length features, Hill was unquestionably at his best when writing pithy columns. He took the simplest of subjects, such as an old hunting jacket or a session of winter armchair adventure beside a cheery fire, and handled them with wit, whimsy, and wisdom.

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