Longtime contributing editor William G. Tapply was a prolific writer, producing more than 40 books (including more than two dozen New England-based mystery novels)and thousands of magazine articles. Bill, son of the legendary H.G. Tapply (creator of Tap’s Tips), had a privileged childhood. By that I don’t mean money, but something far more precious. Friends of his father included Ed Zern, Harold F. Blaisdell, Burton L. Spiller, Lee Wulff, Frank Woolner, and Hugh Grey (Editor of Field & Stream from 1946 to 1966). These were men who in their time were giants read by millions of hunters and fishermen. And Bill got to sit at their side at the kitchen table and in the car while en route to a favorite grouse cover.