Inside the book

This is a collection of all 42 “Back Shelf” columns that appeared on the last page of Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine from 2006 through 2012 and the inspiration and stories behind each one.   Written by Ronald Koch, Senior Field Editor, Emeritus, the columns and the backstories reflect a life lived with duck hunting at its heart.   See how Ron’s offbeat, self-deprecating sense of humor has entertained readers of the magazine for years and follow him as he runs afoul of ducks, women, dogs and anything mechanical.   The author also gives readers a glimpse of his more serious side as he weaves his respect for his father and other men who have had a profound influence on his life into his tales.