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Boca Grande, Florida   Leave a comment

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Boca Grande, Florida

(2004- ) 111 Damficare Street, Boca Grande, Florida 33921

“It’s easier to view current [tarpon fishing] practices in Boca Grande pass as a criminal enterprise than a sporting one. Given all the loco and corrupt politicians in Tallahassee it would be naive to expect adult action on this but one can always hope. Further stressing these often fifty year old fish in one of the world’s greatest concentration of sharks should arouse the indignation with anyone possessed of even a minimal sense of fairness.” –Tom McGuane

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Writer Tom McGuane is a long-time tarpon, bonefish, permit, steelhead, salmon, and trout junkie, and a survivor of the ‘60s and ‘70s Conch Republic

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Road Kill Bar & Cafe   Leave a comment

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Road Kill Bar & Cafe

Road Kill Bar & Cafe, 1557 Boulder Road, McLeod, MT 59052

The mix of folks chowing down in the Road Kill Cafe is nearly as engaging as the landscape that surrounds it. It’s a quaint bar in a majestic setting where you can still order a buffalo or elk burger. Other things on the menu include, Slab of Lab, Cheap Sheep, Smear of Deer and Bear Scat.

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West Boulder River   Leave a comment

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West Boulder River

(2010- ) Raw Deal Ranch, West Boulder Road, McLeod, MT

“Summertime in Montana I become a monosyllabic baboon. I want to ride with the cowboys, go to bran dings, doctor cattle and train my horses. But in a few months the snow starts to fly, the days become shorter, the yellow color of interior light becomes delicious. I look at my shelves and every book just glows, and I want to be inside of that.” –Tom McGuane

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(2011- ) Looks like parcel #1 was sold to Tom’s neighbor, Michael Keaton, in 2011 or 2012.

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Burnt Leather Ranch   Leave a comment

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Burnt Leather Ranch

(1986- ) Burnt Leather Ranch, 7 West Boulder Road, McLeod, MT.

The house is a striking, century-old log cabin. A converted bunkhouse functions as McGuane’s study. Next to his computer sits a gun cabinet; on the porch are waders and a pair of nearly fossilized socks. The Boulder River, roaring 10 feet away, is so loud that McGuane must close his door when he writes.

Thomas McGuane, McLeod, Montana, 1989

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Point Clear, Alabama   Leave a comment

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Point Clear, Alabama

(March 1986-May 1989) 18217 Scenic Highway 98, Point Clear, Alabama 36564

Tom McGuane buys from James “Jimbo” Meador, Flyfisher extraordinaire and salesman for outdoor gear, a home built in 1930 on 5.3 acres of Mobile Bay property in Point Clear, Alabama. Today the address is 5430 Battles Wharf Drive, Fairhope, AL 36532.

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James “Jimbo” Meador – Flyfisher extraordinaire, salesman for outdoor gear

 

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Raw Deal Ranch 2   Leave a comment

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Raw Deal Ranch 2

(1977-1986) aka Barney Creek Ranch, 22 Barney Creek Road, Livingston, MT.

Tom gradually began to buy pieces of property to two hundred acres, piecing together a ranch.

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The Montana gang at Raw Deal Ranch   Leave a comment

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The Montana gang at Raw Deal Ranch

(1970-1977) Tom McGuane purchases for $14,500 14 acres at 89 Deep Creek Road, Livingston, MT.

In 1973 Jimmy Buffett was living, writing and sleeping in the barn at McGuane’s Deep Creek Raw Deal Ranch.

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Making music at Deep Creek, Montana, 1972. L to R: Tom McGuane, William “Gatz” Hjortsberg, Jimmy Buffett

 

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The Montana Gang at Tom McGuane’s Deep Creek, Montana ranch, 1973. (L to R) an unknown person, Jim Harrison, Richard Brautigan, Tom McGuane, Bill Roecker, Becky McGuane, and Dink Bruce

 

Posted May 5, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas McGuane

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