Close Calls: The True Tales of Cougar Bob

by B. J. Campbell


ISBN: 978-1-936178-04-9, Biography/Humor. 159 pages Price: $14.95



 A collection of twenty-six short stories featuring North Idaho native, Robert L. Campbell. Each of Bob’s narrow escapes involves such memorable challenges as Whompus Cat infestation, problem cougar trapping, polio recovery, hound hunting, man-trailing bloodhound training, big bear sprinting, death by freezing, or skunk surgery.

Excerpts from the popular “Cougar Bob Review,” a two-page, twenty-year periodic publication about the man’s adventures and problem solving approaches, appear between the short stories. The “Review’s” brief reports, along with the short stories, provide insight into Cougar Bob’s unforgettable character.

Purchase: For a copy of CLOSE CALLS, check your favorite bookstore, visit Gray Dog Press,, or phone 509-534-0372.