Many of you know Mark Strand. And for those of you who do not recognize his name, chances are that you have read some of his articles in many major outdoor publications. Just pick your favorite fishing or hunting magazine, and if his story's are not published there now, chances are they were in the past. Not to mention his video work as well. Mark has filmed many of your fishing icons like the Linders, Dave Genz, Larry Dahlberg, Babe Winkleman, and many, many more. Too numerous to mention them all. Mark has gathered more knowledge about the outdoors from hanging around the Pro's than most of us will learn in a life time. He has spent most of his life working outdoors with nothing but the best people in the business. For many years now Mark has wanted to write a book based on his concerns for the declining numbers of people taking part in fishing and hunting. I got a message from him the other day telling me book's are rolling off the presses right now, and will be available for purchase on September 30th. I'm looking forward to getting a copy myself, and if you love to read about the outdoors as much as I do, and I'm guessing you do if you are here reading outdoor blogs on the Stribs web site. So jot down a post-it note and paste it to the top of your computer screen. September 30th is the date to remember. Maybe you have a birthday coming up and want to start dropping hints about it. This is going to make great a stocking stuffer for all of my outdoor friends and family's this year.