This is a study of an exceptional outdoorsman, Walter Hesman. A Windsor native, Hesman spent over 50 years in Ontario's 'Near North', and for over 35 years (1934-1969) operated Little River Lodge in Golden Valley, near Commanda. The author's many memorable outdoor adventures ring with authenticity. He has written a book that will delight veteran sportsmen and novices alike, whatever their interests. Anyone familiar with Walter Hesman knows of his deep concern for nature. His 'grass-roots', 'I-have-been-there' perspective provides an alternative approach to wildlife management worth considering.