Gerry, Get Your Gun

The Legendary Life of Hunting Guide Gerry Bracewell

By Gerry Bracewell

Categories: Memoir
Imprint: Caitlin Press
Paperback : 9781927575710, 240 pages, May 2015


Gerry Bracewell has lived in the Chilcotin Valley for over seventy-five years. She helped pioneer the valley's early school system and was an advocate for the school district until 1974. Gerry worked and wrote for the Williams Lake Tribune for many years while continuing to run her ranch and raise four children. For five decades, Gerry was a sought-after guide in the Chilcotin. In 2004, she was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Pioneer Rancher.


"Gerry is a pioneer in every respect of the word! Her stories of survival in the West are right out of the movies. The hardships she endured, the many encounters with wildlife and nature itself would frighten the most hardened of outdoor enthusiasts of today. Through it all, she remains one of the finest 'ladies' in the land, a finer lady you will not find! Her stories in this book are but a very small glimpse of a life of true western adventure in BC’s remotest cattle country."

–Pat Corbett, chair of Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association and president/owner of the Hills Health Ranch & Spa