Born January 22, 1902, in Arizona Territory, John Woolf O'Connor ultimately became America's most popular outdoor writer. From his first magazine article in 1934, which he sold to Sports Afield for a whopping $12.50, and continuing until just a few weeks before his death in 1978, Jack O'Connor would write nine books on hunting and sporting firearms and more than 1,200 articles for Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Redbook, True and Esquire. His longest and most treasured magazine association, however, was with Outdoor Life. The Lost Classics of Jack O'Connor features 40 of his best Outdoor Life articles, none of which have ever appeared in any other book. They range from O'Connor's hunts for Coues deer in his beloved desert Southwest to his pursuit of Dall sheep and grizzlies in the Yukon and lions and leopards in Africa.
About the Author. Jim Casada is a veteran outdoor writer who has written, edited or contributed to more than forty books. He writes three newspaper columns each week and serves as a columnist for several magazines, including Sporting Classics, Mossy Oak's Hunting the Country, Turkey & Turkey Hunting and Predator Xtreme. His articles on turkey and deer hunting, fly fishing, sporting literature, natural history and game cookery regularly appear in national magazines. Together with his wife, Ann, he has written or been a major contributor to a number of cookbooks, including Wild Bounty, The Complete Venison Cookbook, Wild Fare & Wise Words, The Ultimate Venison Cookbook and Backyard Grilling.