Leon “Buckshot” Anderson, one of the longest serving guides in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Sponsored by Bob and Christine Faulks on behalf of the Woodpile Foundation, the program is free and open to the public.
Anderson is a historian, geographer, scholar and author. In 2001, he was enshrined as a legendary guide in The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
According to Anderson, it is women readers who are drawn to his fiction titles and he describes the Hap Larson trilogy as primarily appealing to women, as well as to those who enjoy reading mystery thrillers and Wisconsin history. Last of a Dying Breed; Evil, Veiled by Darkness; and Sleeper Cell Island comprise the Hap Larson Trilogy.
Legends of the Lakes, Heroes Between the Oars is a biography of the lives of 10 Northwoods rowing guides, all of whom the writer knew as teachers and personal friends.
Cattails, Speckled Alders and Golden Tamaracks relates Anderson’s life in a series of short stories spanning over six decades of his search of adventure. Anderson’s dogs are featured in these tales.
Anderson’s nonfiction titles tap his daily fishing and hunting diary of over 5,000 entries. His work on fishing and hunting documents northern Wisconsin in the post World War II years.
Sixty Years between the Oars, chronicling the Northwood’s guiding tradition, is Anderson’s latest book, published in 2010.