One Last Cast

Reflections of an Outdoor Life

ISBN 9781771602143
Softcover | Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Book Dimensions: 5 in x 7 in
240 Pages
$20.00 CAD

About the Book

One Last Cast is a collection of soul-touching and evocative stories about author and outdoor enthusiast Bruce Masterman’s experiences in wild places and with wild critters.

Award-winning Alberta writer, journalist and storyteller Bruce Masterman has been a passionate outdoors enthusiast for more than five decades and has explored Alberta’s natural world while fishing, hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, camping or just sitting on an old weathered stump watching the river flow. One Last Cast is a compilation of his writings, some never before published, others drawn from newspapers, magazines and books to which Bruce has contributed. The stories are about place and landscape, intertwined with the rich experiences and people the author encountered along the way.

One Last Cast is a literary journey that speaks to outdoor aficionados of all stripes – anglers, hunters, hikers, wildlife watchers, snowshoers, anybody who enjoys and takes comfort in being involved in nature, whether in an urban park or deep in the wilderness or even while dreaming about it from the comfort of an armchair.

About the Author(s)

Bruce Masterman has been a writer and journalist for more than 40 years, and a passionate outdoors enthusiast for even longer. After a 26-year career reporting and writing for daily newspapers in Western Canada, including 21 years at the Calgary Herald, Bruce started freelancing full time in 2000 for magazines including Reader's Digest, explore and Outdoor Canada. He specializes in writing about conservation and the outdoors and is the author of two books – Heading Out: A Celebration of the Great Outdoors in Calgary and Southern Alberta, and Paradise Preserved: The Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area. Bruce has earned many conservation and writing awards, including 10 National Magazine Awards and the Andy Russell Nature Writing Award. In 1998 he became the first print journalist to receive an Alberta Order of the Bighorn Award for “outstanding contributions to the conservation of Alberta's fish and wildlife heritage.” Bruce has taught journalism part time at SAIT in Calgary since 2006 and serves as a town councillor for High River in southern Alberta. He and his wife, Karen, live in High River, Alberta.