Guy de la Valdene

Guy de la Valdène, photographer/filmmaker, writer, conservationist, international sportsman, and gourmand, was born in New York City but raised in France. He is co-director, with Christian Odasso, of the pioneering 1974 cult film “Tarpon” (released as a remastered DVD in 2008), featuring Jim Harrison, Thomas McGuane, Richard Brautigan, and music by Jimmy Buffett. He is author of three highly regarded nonfiction works on hunting, two of which—Making Game: An Essay on Woodcock (1985, 1990) and For a Handful of Feathers (1997)—are considered classics in the field, and the other being The Fragrance of Grass (2010), as well as a novel, Red Stag (2003), and a fishing memoir, On the Water (2015). De la Valdène, a contributing editor for Field & Stream, lives in northern Florida and is working on a book about the natural life of the lake that anchors his Dogwood Plantation.

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