Bob Plott has been chosen as a Historical Scholar by The North Carolina Humanities Council - Road Scholar Program.
The North Carolina Humanities Council has been offering speakers, free of charge, to public audiences since 1990. All presentations are grounded in the humanities.
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My new book, Colorful Characters of the Great Smoky Mountains, is now released. Get your copy today!!
In 1982 Johnny Plott -- the grandson of Von Plott -commissioned local artist Frank Sanders to do an original painting of the legendary Von Plott and his famous Plott bear hounds returning from a bear hunt. As you can see, it is an extraordinary one of a kind painting. Frank is now deceased and there were never prints made of the original painting.
However, we were fortunate to recently have a small number of prints made available of this amazing piece of art. They are priced at $50.00 each, plus $5.00 for shipping and handling. Each print will be numbered and initialed by me if the customer requests it.
Contact me by email if you'd like to order your own collectors item print.
New Videos Added:
Here's a link to the UNC TV show on Plott hounds. The dog part is about 10 minutes into the episode:
Life in the Carolinas presents "Haywood County North Carolina"
"Plott Hounds" is now set to air on UNC-TV. Tune in on Monday September 12th at 7:30 p.m
Bob Plott will be appearing on the upcoming syndicated TV show "Life In The Carolinas".
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We just finished filming a TV show for the History Channel about Plott hounds and primitive wilderness skills. The show is called “Only In America” and features people and things that are uniquely American. The show is hosted by the nationally known comedian, Larry the Cable Guy and is scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 9:00pm.
Colorful Characters of the Great Smoky Mountains
Legendary Hunters of the Southern Highlands
A History of Hunting in the Great Smoky Mountains
Strike & Stay
The Story of the Plott Hound
Bob Plott is a North Carolina native who can trace his family roots in the Old North State back to 1750, when his great-great-great-grandfather Johannes Plott arrived here with five of the family hunting dogs. These dogs would later become renowned as the premier big game hunting dog breed in America – the Plott bear hound.
Bob wrote a history of the breed – Strike and Stay – The Story of the Plott Hound– that was published by the History Press of Charleston, South Carolina in late 2007. Strike and Stay was awarded the 2008 Willie Parker Peace N.C. Historical Literary award and it has received outstanding reviews.
His second book, A History of Hunting in the Great Smoky Mountains was published in late 2008.
Bob has written articles for several different publications, including among others, Carolina Country, Wildlife In North Carolina, Smoky Mountain Living, and The AKC Gazette. And he also writes a monthly article for both Full Cry and American Cooner magazines.