Michael Patrick McCarty earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University. He went on to work with the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S Geological Survey, with duties relating to fisheries and wildlife biology, water and environmental quality, wilderness patrol, and recreation.
A lifelong naturalist, bowhunter and outdoorsman, he has hunted and fished throughout North America. A used and rare book dealer for more than 25 years, he offers a catalog of fine titles in the fields of natural history, angling, the shooting sports, farming, and animal husbandry.
“I have a passion for old books, slow food, pigeons, the pursuit of bugling elk, fish and game cookery, heritage poultry breeds, personal freedom, and the Rocky Mountains, to name just a few, and not necessarily in that order. I consider the White River National Forest of Western Colorado as part of my rather large backyard”.
Mike writes about an assortment of outdoor and food related topics. “I am particularly interested in the nexus between the desire to provide one’s own food, and the withering array of local, state, and federal laws and regulations which often stand in the way. It is the manner in which they all relate to the cornerstone issues of personal freedom and liberty that concerns me. For me, it’s where the rubber meets the road”.
You can see more of his work at Through A Hunter’s Eyes: A Journal of Wild game, Fighting Fish, and Grand Pursuit.