BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Patrick F. McManus, a prolific writer best known for his humor columns in fishing and hunting magazines who also wrote mystery novels and one-man comedy plays, has died. He was 84.
McManus' business partner Tim Behrens said Friday that McManus died Wednesday evening at a nursing facility in Spokane, Washington, where he had been in declining health. Behrens performed the one-man plays.
McManus was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on Aug. 25, 1933.
He wrote monthly humor columns for more than three decades for the popular magazines Field & Stream and Outdoor Life.
He also wrote a series of mystery novels with a darker form of humor than his outdoor writing.