Idaho outfitter Stan Potts grew up, explored, worked in and lives in some of the wildest country in America - the famed wilderness of northcentral Idaho. In the process of spending a lifetime of working at just about every enterprise a wild country person can, from rancher and cowboy to wilderness guide to outfitter, plus a dozen others thrown in for good measure, he has pitted his own penchant for pursuing wild things into a way of life unique to his land and his personality. Now he tells in a straight-forward and yet often humorous way the travails of a life spent battling the vagaries of the famed Murphy's Law (if something can go wrong, it will at least half the time) in terms of just about every enterprise he ever undertook. From ranching to hunting wild sheep (he was one of the first hunters to score the famed grand slam of wild sheep) as well as sharing the stories of any number of mishaps from the air (he's a pilot, too) to a breathtaking encounter with death in an accident that slowed him down long enough to put his life story down on paper. From his first brushes with fame (winner of the National Rodeo Finals when he was in high school) to a big write-up about him and his wife, Joy, in Life magazine in 1972, Stan Potts has battled horses and wild fires, dought and calamity as well as plane crashes and unfriendly, even dangerous, wild critters such as the grizzly bear.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 03 February, 2019.