A Celebration of Hunting, Family, and Kentucky
Foreword by Rick Bass
In Cogan’s Woods Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading towards the great forests of Kentucky in the passenger seat of the family Mercury, exploring the foggy woods and hills above the Ohio River. While they searched for game, Ellis’ father imparted his wisdom to his son, passing on a legacy of appreciation for the natural world. This lyrical account of a beloved time and place celebrates a father-son relationship nurtured by a landscape that shapes the men and draws them back year after year.
Ron Ellis is the author of the fictionalized memoir Cogan’s Woods and the editor of the anthology, Of Woods and Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader. His work has appeared in Sporting Classics, Kentucky Afield, and Kentucky Monthly and is included in The Gigantic Book of Hunting Stories edited by Jay Cassell, deputy editor of Field & Stream. He lives in Lexington, KY with his wife and son.