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.