TWO HEARTS, ONE PASSION: DICK AND MARY CABELA'S HUNTING CHRONICLES
Author: Dick & Mary Cabela
Publisher: Cabela Publishing, Feb 2005
Together, Dick & Mary Cabela have discovered a life of adventure - a life of hunting, fishing & the sporting tradition. This is their story, a story of two hunting partners who see a world worth exploring & have spent their lives pursuing the passion that brought their hearts together. B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 294 pgs.
?We are hunters - it is part of who we are, of who we?ve always been.?
Together, Dick and Mary Cabela have discovered a life of adventure - a life of hunting, fishing and the sporting tradition. Two Hearts, One Passion is their story, a story of two hunting partners who see a world worth exploring and have spent their lives pursuing the passion that brought their hearts together.
Dick and Mary Cabela were connected long before they met, linked by a need to give chase. Later, they founded one of the best known outfitting companies in the world, together. They raised a family, together. Through it all, they hunted - together. Whether it was upland birds on the Nebraska plains, kudu in Zimbabwe, water buffalo in Australia or mountain nyala in Ethiopia, they've hunted with each other. Like in one harrowing tale, when Mary and Dick followed elephant tracks into a dense rainforest, only to become the hunted when the elephant charged. At it's core, Dick and Mary's story is a quest to experience, if only briefly, the awe, wonder and freedom they knew when life was simple, when they were children, stepping into a world wanting nothing but to be explored. It's a story about two people from simple backgrounds, who discovered together dreams are attainable and the most complex of human emotions lie in life's simplicities.
WHAT THE HUNTERS ARE SAYING:
"Without warning, the elephant made the decision for us. He turned. This was it. Bearing down on us, he shaved 30 yards to less than 10 in about the same amount of time it took me to yank the .500 Nitro to my shoulder. I remember those milliseconds in a blurred, slow, almost dreamlike state."
"The kudu was winning and it was beginning to show on our faces. No first day excitement or anticipation left. We knew the drill & and drill was wearing us down, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. Only one thing allowed us to face each new day, take one more step with drive. Hope. If the day begins with hope, the day begins well. And if it ends with the hope of tomorrow, then pushing yourself further is really no major task at all."
-- Mary Cabela
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
David Cabela is the author of Cabela's World's Foremost Outfitter. His work has also appeared in numerous outdoor publications, including Sporting Classics and Sporting Tales. He lives in Nebraska with his wife and daughter. When not writing, he spends his time stalking fish and game in his second home, the outdoors.
Dick & Mary Cabela were married in 1955. They've been blessed with nine children & 19 grandchildren. In l961, they founded Cabela's when they started selling hand-tied fishing flies through classified ads.