Alaska's Greatest Outdoor Legends

Colorful Characters Who Built the Fishing and Hunting Industries

By Kelly, Doug

320 p., 100 halftones, 1 map, 6 x 9

Format: Paper and electronic

Price: $29.95

Published: 2016

Outdoor tourism is one of Alaska’s biggest industries, and the thousands of people who flock to the state’s dramatic landscapes and pristine waters to hunt and fish are supported by a large and growing network of guides, outfitters, and wildlife biologists.

This book honors over 60 of those remarkably colorful characters, past and present, people whose incredible skills were their calling cards, but whose larger-than-life personalities were what people remembered after the trip was over. Taken together, these portraits offer a history of outdoor life in Alaska and celebrate its incredible natural beauty—and the people who devote their lives to helping us enjoy it.

Doug Kelly is the author of Florida’s Fishing Legends and Pioneers and field editor for Florida Sportsman.