Larry Bowser 1935 – 2013

One of the most creative guys I’ve ever known, my good friend and long time fishing partner Larry Bowser passed away recently. Larry was one of the first people I met at Hallmark when I went to work there in 1960. We fished together from 1960 until the last few years when Larry’s health deteriorated.

Long ago, while fishing a strip pit near Pleasanton, KS, Larry caught a large bass (the first of many) and I caught a big catfish while fishing for crappie with an ultra light spinning rod and 16th oz. jig. From then on we often referred to ourselves as “Larry Lunker and Catfish Cochran”.

So the ongoing saga of “Larry Lunker and Catfish Cochran” has finally come to a close.

I will always miss him.

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About BruceCochran

Bruce Cochran graduated from Oklahoma University in 1960 with a B.A. in design. He worked as a humor writer/illustrator for Hallmark Cards from 1960 – 1962 and has freelanced as a writer, cartoonist and illustrator since then. Cochran drew daily sports cartoon for USA Today from 1983 – 1991. He has 10 humor/cartoon books published by Willow Creek Press and his work appears regularly in Wyoming Wildlife, Outdoor News, On Wisconsin Outdoors, Pheasants Forever Journal, Wildfowl, Gundog, Ducks Unlimited magazine, Delta Waterfowl and other publications. He also writes and illustrates a regular humor column for Wyoming Wildlife News. Bruce won first place in the magazine humor category of OWAA’s EIC contest in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Life Sponsor: Ducks Unlimited. Life member: NRA. Member: Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, OWAA and Outdoor Writers of Kansas.

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