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Louisiana Man 

by  Lloyd Antypowich

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Genre: Historical Fiction, Western Fiction

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  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493119559
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Xlibris US (November 11, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 11, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GZ0C296
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled

“There was never a stronger desire that flows through the veins of a Louisiana man to be a cowboy than in Tom Menzer. At nineteen, he had made a good start to do that, but Pontchartrain, Louisiana, did not seem to be the right place, so he turned his horse west and headed for Texas where the real cowboys came from. The life he lived is nothing more than a harrowing experience. If he made friends with the native Indians, then the white man would hate him, would call him a squaw man, and would tell him that his life was worth nothing more than the average Indian. If he took the side of the white man, then the Indians would look to lift his scalp. Tom was not a killer, and he hated killing. But he found himself wearing a necktie that was just seconds away from taking his life by some soldiers that were paid by a very rich rancher to dispose of him.

It was after that he vowed never to be caught by the law.
He traveled north to Oklahoma where he made friends with a village of natives. There he hunted and contributed his share of food for the village. The chief rewarded him with his daughter. When she was a little baby still on her mother’s breast, her family was massacred by the natives. She was found crying under some small bushes, and a warrior took her and gave her to the chief whose wife was nursing a young son and nursed her to become a very lovely maiden. The chief later told Tom that his wife was not native, and he had waited a long time to find the right man for his daughter.
When the horse thieves tried to kill him and harm his wife and family, it was only then that he used his gun to kill the thieves. Suffering from the buckshot in his back, he had a man at a fort near Calgary dig the pellets out with his hunting knife. You can read on and find out how Tom and Raven Feather learned to love each other in a deep and enduring way.”

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From Mocassins to Cowboy Boots, I Followed My Dream

by Lloyd Antypowich

 

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Genre: Memoir, Historical

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  • Print Length: 431 pages
  • ISBN: 1479789429
  • Publisher: Xlibris (April 3, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 3, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CE7NY3C
  • contains 350 B&W pictures.

“Lloyd Antypowich has always given his all in everything he has chosen to do. He wore many different hats on the way to achieving his dream of becoming a rancher. This is a compelling story of his journey and the many paths he traveled to make it a reality.

His life began in a time of struggle and hardship, when his immigrant family lived in the frontier of the northern Saskatchewan wilderness, with none of the amenities of the modern world. It stretched across the decades to a time when he saw man go to the moon and back. Today he lives in a time when new technology has created a world that his ancestors could never have imagined.

His early childhood years were lived in a time when man used horse and buggy for transportation; when the hospital was more than a hundred miles away, so he was born at home with his grandmother acting as midwife; when the native Indians who lived in teepees just over the hill befriended his family and taught them how to make moccasins.

He lived life in times when the bathroom was outside, and when it was forty below, the toilet seat was just as cold; the Eaton’s catalogue was something you read while you were contemplating before you had to tear the page, because there was no toilet paper.

This is a simple account of his determination to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a ranch in the mountains and make cowboy boots his daily wear. When he met obstacles, he worked to find a way around them or over the top of them. He wouldn’t consider the concept of failure and he didn’t understand the words “no,” “you can’t,” or “it’s impossible.” It is a tale of courage, humor, ingenuity, and determination.

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A Hunting We Did Go, True Mountain Adventures

by Lloyd Antypowich

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Genre: Sports and Outdoors, Memoir, Adventure,

Hunting and Fishing

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris (December 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477153861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477153864
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • This book contains 150 B&W pictures

 

In A Hunting We Did Go: True Mountain Adventures, the author takes you on his journeys into the mountains. While you read, you feel like he is right there beside you, sharing his experiences with you. You feel his wonder, his awe, the excitement of the stalk, his exhaustion after a rough climb or hours in the saddle, his fear when he comes face to face with a grizzly bear, a cougar, and even an unhappy moose. You will also experience his satisfaction when he outwits his prey and the effort of bringing the meat into camp. From his personal experience and firsthand knowledge of the subject and the settings, the author has woven a compelling read that shares the reality of hunting in the mountains.

About the Author

Lloyd Antypowich has gone into the mountains and hunted since he was a young man. He says, “Just to sit in the Cathedral of Nature, to look and listen is my church, and to sit on top of an eight-thousand-foot mountain and look down on the creator s handiwork is like having him sitting beside me, charging up my batteries.” He learned to love the outdoors and appreciate the skills of being a hunter from his father s knee, a man who hunted for survival to provide meat for his family. Today, he lives in Horsefly, B.C., Canada. It s an hour drive to the heart of the mountains, but they are within view from his living room window. Now he is retired and hunts fish on his boat on Quesnel Lake, which is nestled in the heart of the mountains.

 

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A Chip Off the Old Block

by Lloyd Antypowich

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Genre: nonfiction, parenting & relationships

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  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: XLIBRIS (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493117319
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493117314
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Publisher: Xlibris (October 28, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 28, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G9V9JVU

 

“This book is a tribute to my second oldest daughter, Cherie. She inspired me to write this story. It takes a special character for people to notice one, good or otherwise. She has been such an inspiration not only to her two children but also to all of us that have an open mind, to choose not to judge, but to take one for what they really are. To some, she will be an inspiration for her love and kindness or maybe for her love for music or the love she has for the outdoors and those magnificent mountains that she so dearly loves.

But to me, as her father, it runs a little deeper than that. I see her as a person that has not chosen a path in life that has led her on the road that others have paved the way but has chosen instead to blaze a trail and accept the easy times with the hard times and make the best of it.
For such a little person, her tolerance of fear is so high, and that may be because of the way she sees things in life. There is no doubt she guides her life in a little different way than most of us. Her positive attitude makes her what she is. I gave this story the name I did because she loves so many of the same things that I do, yet she came in such a small package and has done such a good job of it.

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Horns and Hair of the High Country

by Lloyd Antypowich

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Genre: Fiction

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  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: XLIBRIS (October 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493119583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493119585
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Publication Date: November 3, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GFMN6TY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled

“Horns and Hair of the High Country is a fictionalized presentation of the author’s extensive understanding of elk, grizzly bear, mountain goat, sheep, and the caribou, written from the animal’s point of view. He inserts informative information about nature into each story, and at the end, he shares with the reader some real-life experiences from the human point of view.
For Lloyd Antypowich, going into the mountains for three weeks at a time was far more than a hunting trip. It was like going back to school where he could learn the language of the animals of the wild and the untamed country, where he could get in tune with Mother Nature. That is why he preferred to use horses. The quietness in which he traveled allowed him to hear and see animals that he would otherwise have missed.
When one enters into the domain of the wild, the first thing one must learn is to read the signs; it is like reading a book. It tells you what the animals have been doing. Learning that gives one a better understanding of the animals.
No, they don’t greet you in the morning and ask you if you had your breakfast yet, but they give you a sign, and if you can understand it, you will know what they are telling you.
Remember they too have a brain; and everything that they see, smell, or hear puts that body in motion. If you wear aftershave and scented soap, they will smell you long before you will have seen them. In time, one can gain their trust and learn a whole lot more about them, and that to me is a whole lot more rewarding than overpowering them with a high-powered scope.

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The Trapper

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Genre: Fiction

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  • Print Length: 98 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: October 26, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MDRZEWI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Within each of us burns a desire that drives our journey along life’s pathway. For Bert Babcock it was to be a trapper. His love for the outdoors and the wilderness drew him like a magnet to the wilderness of Northern Alberta, Canada, some two hundred miles north northwest of Lesser Slave Lake. He was a normal young man who liked to go to dances and parties. His good friend Randy and his wife would kid him all the time, asking when was he going to find him a wife so they could go out as couples. But to Bert these times were just a moment in his life. To live a solitarily life of trapping like he did, was his passion. A wife might be nice to have, but right now it was not too high on his list of priorities.

As time went by, events in his life proved his true character. Finding a native girl that was starving to death in a very crude shelter caused him to dig deep into his conscience to do the right thing. He did not have provisions for another person, but he couldn’t leave her to die. When his friend and pilot did not come back to pick him up in the spring, he had to decide what he was going to do. Nearly out of food, he had but one choice and that was to walk out. But he had not just himself to think about, but also the young girl that he learned to care for in a very special way. Was it love? He believed it was. Would she be able to make it out all the way? He had saved her life once could he do it again. He really didn’t have a choice. It was only by the skin of their teeth that they survived that long tiresome journey. They were nearly killed by a grizzly attack, and then fatigue and starvation almost done them in.

Not to give away any exciting moments, you will read of how Bert and another pilot flew over an area to look for a crash site that had been spotted. When they located it, the RCMP asked them to walk in and take pictures of the wreck to identify the plane. They were to bring any remains back with them to give closure to the wreckage and death of the pilot. Bert was nearly killed by a large grizzly on the trip. It was sheer determination that kept him going. Although he was quite seriously injured he completed the task that he was given.

As he ever so gently placed the remains found at the wreckage into the bag he said, “Randy, I would have much rather have liked to have gone fishing with you.”

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