Saturday, April 12, 2008


Polymath scientist- archaeologist- artist- writer- rancher Joe Hutto blew through the other day after running down to Catron County, on his way to home in Wyoming via the Carolinas. He brought us a beautiful dark Late Pleistocene mammoth tooth he had retrieved from the black waters of the Auscilla River on the border of Florida and Georgia.

I am holding a cast of a mastodon tooth given me by Laura Niven, and I really have to get out more this spring-- even given my puffy down vest I look like I outweigh Joe by fifty pounds-- yikes!

Joe's amazing turkey book can be found here. He has one forthcoming on bighorn sheep that may be even better.

Bill Buford did a good piece on Joe in the New Yorker last year but I can't find it online.


Matt Mullenix said...

I have Joe's turkey book and LOVED it! Fantastic. I guess you know everybody, Steve. :-)

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Anonymous said...

This link holds the Buford article but you have to sign up for all of it.

It sounds like a data mining site although they claim they are some kind of public service.


Shawn K. Wayment, DVM said...


Enjoyed your blog! I have read your books and have enjoyed them! I just started "A Rage for Falcons", and I'm enjoying it.