A combination of Irish whiskey, testosterone and dares has produced some strange dinners in hunting camp over the years, but the Over the Hill Gang has never eaten a coot stew in the literal sense. This collection of essays, "Coot Stews," is not a cookbook. It is a mishmash of stories, memoirs, remembrances, rants, tips on the hows and whys of hunting, and reflections on life in a rural community in the Upper Midwest. Some of the tales are humorous, some serious, some caustic and critical, but all are based on the writer's love for the North Country, hunting companions, bird dogs, bird guns, and the values and ethic that have shaped his outlook on life. Following the style of his previous books "Crazy Old Coot" and "Old Coots Never Forget," these stories are some of his best "stews."