Posted August 30, 2016 1:19 pm by Comments

By gunwriter At dawn on the 2nd of September, on what I’m thinking will be a cool and foggy Scottish morning; my first fall hunt of 2016 will begin. Only a few hours later, at sundown, it will end. One day – less than 24 hours – to catch a salmon, take a stag, and shoot a brace of grouse. This could be the ultimate sportsman’s challenge. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan had a storied career in British politics but he was mostly a writer who penned one of the best hunting and fishing stories of all time. Most have never heard of it partly because it was written in 1925 and partly because it was about poaching. The story – the book John Macnab – has inspired various sportsmen challenges throughout the world. In Scotland where the story is set, the ”Macnab Challenge” consists of shooting a red stag, a brace of grouse, and catching a salmon, all within one day. The objects of the challenge vary throughout the world where imitations of this quest are attempted. I’ll be hunting with a fellow hillbilly; a …Read the Rest

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