By Scott Bestul
Deer hunting—or at least deer-related activities—are pretty much a year-round deal for me. But rainy days prevent me from working a food plot, hanging a new stand, or checking my trail cams...so I read. We had a rainy stretch this weekend, so I pulled out a new book and dug in. I liked “Thor & More” so much I thought I should tell you about it.
First, a warning: This book is not all about deer hunting, though there are some very good deer stories in it. “Thor” was the name of the author’s yellow lab, and the stories come from the desk of Jay Reed, the long-time outdoor columnist for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Reed, a Badger State icon, enjoyed a 40-year career at the paper. He loved waterfowling above all else, and Thor was not only his constant companion, but appeared frequently in Reed’s columns. The Lab was so popular that three sitting Wisconsin governors wrote to Reed about Thor, and regular folk would stop the reporter on the street and ask about his sidekick.