This was an excerpt from the preface of the memoir, Ghost Buck: The Legacy of One Man's Family and Its Hunting Traditions by Dean Bennett. Dean Bennett is a writer, hunter, environmentalist, cabinetmaker, musician, and science professor, from Greenwood, Maine. Much of his professional life has been devoted to teaching, and to writing and illustrating books in the fields of science and environmental education, natural history, and human relationships with nature.
His book Ghost Buck, published in 2015 won the John N. Cole Award for Maine-themed Nonfiction at the 2016 Maine Literary Award. The book is available from Islandport Press, online book retailers, or from your favorite local bookstore.