Outdoors columnist, author Scott Irwin reflects on decades of stories, tips and adventure

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New book shares lessons learned while hunting in the heartland

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It’s my hope that by sharing my personal stories – the laughs, the mistakes, the successes –I’ll help spark the pursuit of a new adventure in nature

Teacher and author Scott Irwin grew up in a big family on the Kansas prairie, developing work ethic and a sense of adventure. His childhood experiences with hunting and fishing would turn into a decades-long appreciation for nature and outdoor sports.

A columnist for the Emporia Gazette and a university professor in Kansas for more than 40 years, Irwin has collected his writings in a new book, “An Outdoor Sporting Life.” Featuring stories about family, friendship, fishing and hunting, Irwin highlights life in a rural town and the lessons learned from growing up in nature.

“It’s my hope that by sharing my personal stories – the laughs, the mistakes, the successes – readers will recall their own memories, and I’ll help spark the pursuit of a new adventure in nature,” Irwin said.

While “An Outdoor Sporting Life” shares Irwin’s experiences, the lessons extend to everyone interested in the worlds of hunting, fishing and outdoor sports. Irwin’s columns are organized to give readers the ability to find specific topics, ranging from seasonal information to specialized approaches.

Irwin’s love of adventure and nature has taken him across Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, South Dakota and West Texas. Through his travels, Irwin understands the need for respect and conservation for future generations, and he encourages others to be stewards for the environment so that others can share in the joy of nature.

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“An Outdoor Sporting Life: A Celebration of Heartland Hunting, Fishing, Friendship, and Landscape”
By: Scott Irwin
ISBN: 9781491771044
Available in softcover
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Scott Irwin, a native of Kansas, earned a doctorate from the University of Texas and retired after forty-seven years of elementary, high school and university science teaching. He keeps life in perspective by surrounding himself with people who know more, shoot better, and handle fishing rods better than he does. He lives in Emporia, Kansas.

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