This book is the distilled knowledge and experience of a man who has pursued this King of Game Birds for the better part of six decades and counting. He knows the bird, the covers, the dogs, and the guns. Frank s chased ruffed grouse in canada and after sampling New England and all the Lake States, he has settled on Michigan, and every October will find him there, and too rarely I ll be there with him.
Fifty-Five Years a Grouse Hunter #ad - But he doesn t just hunt there. His setters and pointers over the years have been the best anyone could ask for. You d be looking at a man who knows how to breed and train grouse dogs, because for Frank, building them from the ground up, grouse hunting is all about the dogs. What you would know is that you d be looking at a real grouse hunter.
And they ve had to be in the up-and-down Appalachian grouse country where Frank lives and hunts.
Among the Aspen: Northwoods Grouse and Woodcock HuntingUniversity of Wisconsin Press #ad - How rare it is, bewildered in the wild, to find oneself completely off the track, in our high-tech world, and then find the path home by sight and scent and memory. Among the aspen interweaves tales of companionable dogs, the growing indifference to science, and favorite coverts where quarry lurks with ruminations on the demise of hunting traditions, lucky hunts, the sale of public lands and the privatization of places to hunt, and the loss of wilderness on a planet increasingly transformed by the sprawl of humanity.
Following his english setters into thickets in search of grouse and woodcock, Mark Parman feels the pull of older ways and lost wisdom.
Building a Grouse DogWilderness Adventures Press #ad - Not craig if you have run into a snag with your current dog, Craig tells you what to do to get past it and on with the dog s completed training. A number of how-to training books tell you what to do from beginning to end; but if you have started your own training, run into problems, Well, many times you ll find that the advice is something along the lines of, and consult the literature, Y, you messed up because you didn t do X, and Z.
It takes a dog that has been trained nearly from birth to handle that task, and no one knows how to do it better than Craig Doherty. Craig was the driving force behind field trial magazine, and this is important guides grouse hunters using his own dogs trained in his outstanding methods; important because paying clients need results, regularly competes in grouse trials throughout the Northeast, is a columnist for The Pointing Dog Journal, professionally trains grouse dogs for clients from all over the country, and those results can only come by following dogs that know the game.
Building a Grouse Dog #ad - So if your aim, is to own and hunt behind a finished grouse dog that knows what s what in the coverts, your goal, Building a Grouse Dog is the best guide you ll ever have. Unlike many general pointing-dog training books, this one concentrates on one species the ruffed grouse. Grouse are notorious for their caginess, their wariness, and their difficulty in being pinned down so a hunter can get close enough to flush and shoot.
Remember that so you won t ruin your next dog. Building a grouse dog: from puppy to polished performer by craig Doherty, is the most comprehensive, how-to manual there is for taking an eight-week-old little squirmer of any pointing breed and turning him or her into that most coveted game bird finder there is: a finished grouse dog.
A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind of HuntingUniversity of Wisconsin Press #ad - Here, thrills to the sudden flush of beating wings, parman follows his dog through the changing trees and foliage, in an evocative almanac that chronicles the early season of the grouse hunt through its end in the snows of January, and holds a bird in hand, thankful for the meal it will provide. Like that earlier grouse hunter Aldo Leopold, Mark Parman takes to the woods when the aspens are smoky gold.
Parman stakes out original territory and provides a vivid snapshot of the Northwoods. John motoviloff, author of wisconsin Wildfoods: 100 Recipes for Badger State Bounties"Extremely rich and detailed. A grouse hunter's almanac delves into the mind of a hunter, exploring the Northwoods with an eye for more than just game.
A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind of Hunting #ad - Notable and quotable. Distilling twenty seasons of grouse hunting into these essays, cover and clear cutting, climate change, he writes of old dogs and gun lust, companions male and female, wildlife art, and stumps. Parman puts forth original and genuine experiences. Richard yatzeck, author of Hunting the Edges.
Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to FeastH&H Books #ad - Many cooks fear the fowl, however. The most comprehensive guide to preparing and cooking upland birds and small game, Quail Cottontail will be a valued companion for hunters as well as home cooks looking for new ways to cook store-bought turkey, Pheasant, whether domesticated or wild, rabbit or quail. A portion of the proceeds of every book sold will go to help the non-profit conservation efforts of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, which will use the money to restore, maintain and expand habitat for all upland birds.
Pheasant, quail, cottontail also covers a range of small game animals such as rabbits, hares and squirrels. Shaw's global yet approachable recipes include basics such as roast pheasant and Buttermilk Fried Rabbit; international classics like Tuscan Hare Ragu, French Rabbit a la Moutarde, Mexican Turkey Tamales with Pumpkin, and General Tso's Pheasant; as well as unique dishes such as Roast Woodcock Michigan.
Pheasant, quail, cottontail won the International Association of Culinary Professionals for Best Self-Published Book in 2019. You'll find detailed information on how best to treat these various species in the kitchen, as well as how to pluck, how to select them in the market, clean and hang wild birds.
Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to Feast #ad - Pheasants, rabbits, quail, doves, grouse and more - these are singular species with grand culinary traditions that offer the cook an unmatched range of flavors. Game birds have always held a high place at the table, whether it's a hunter's prize of roast grouse or the turkey we all eat at Thanksgiving.
Hank shaw, cleaning, provides all you need to know about obtaining, and cooking birds ranging from quail to pheasant, and cook at the forefront of the wild-to-table revolution, an award-winning food writer, hunter, turkey to dove and beyond.
Woodcock RisingWilderness Adventures Press, Inc. #ad - In the words of famed author Tom Davis: Other gamebirds excite; the woodcock beguiles. Now, with woodcock Rising, there are two. But through all of this, there was always woodcock. Smith did his graduate work on them, has hunted them in a dozen states and provinces, waits impatiently for the spring skydancing displays, and still can t sleep the night before the season opens.
With his inimitable blend of wit, and deep but lightly worn wisdom, expansive knowledge, insight, Steve Smith beautifully chronicles his lifelong love affair with this enigmatic charmer a journey sure to delight all of us who ve had our hearts similarly stolen. His biography includes over 35 years as on outdoor editor and involvement in the sporting industry.
Woodcock Rising #ad - . It seems as though wherever wingshooters and dog people get together, and the talk turns to the things they read and the writers they respect, the name Steve Smith is one of the first mentioned. For a long time, guy de la valdène s making Game, I ve been of the opinion that one book, belonged in the library of every woodcock devotee.
Wisconsin Bird Hunting Tales SportsThe History Press #ad - Novice and veteran hunters alike will draw delight and inspiration from a relatable love affair with gun dogs, upland birds and Wisconsin. Author Ken M. Blomberg recollects nearly half a century of the hunt in his backyard grouse paradise. The badger state's thriving upland bird population beckons hunters from across the country.
He paints an uplifting portrait of an old hunter dragging his creaky body through unforgiving terrain. And with spirit and humor, he tells of boon companions sharing stories around a campfire or nervously slumbering to a wolf country lullaby. Marshaling years of experience, just as often, he explains how logging roads often lead to grouse and, to nowhere.
Best Day YetWillow Creek Books #ad - Then, after each one of ben�s stories there is a vignette, written by one of his many outdoor friends. His partner sitting next to himsays, �What do you think of the whiskey?� �That�s one fine scotch. 6� x 9� � 112 pages, b/w photos � softcover � $14. 95 can $19. 95. No matter where you live, or in what walk of life you live, or what age, one of these essays will revive your memory of an experience in some way you had or someone in your family has handed down to you.
The stories are all vintage Ben; his writing is honest, heartfelt, always intends to be instructive, and is simply fun to read. It�s like sitting by a mountain lake after a wonderful day of fishing with a flask of cheap blended scotch whiskey and believing an airplane dropped a fine 30-year-old single malt scotch whiskey that just drifted to shore at the exact spot where he was camping.
Best Day Yet #ad - They are not about killing things or hook and bullet stuff. It�s ben�s rocky mountain Memories of hunting, fishing, people and places. Best day yet is an attitude that Ben created for himself. It�s how he feels about things according to his sense of the world around him. This book has a far wider appeal than just for the hunting and fishing audience.
These essays are about appreciating the land, fly-fishing, enjoying the chase with his bird dogs, conversations with outdoor folks and kicking gravel with landowners.
America's Bird: The Many Faces of Pheasant HuntingWilderness Adventures Press #ad - As the editor of the pointing dog journal and the retriever Journal magazines, he has been privy to the secrets of the great writers who were authorities on pheasant hunting, including his good friends Gene Hill and Michael McIntosh. Hunting techniques for cover types big fields, cattail sloughs, linear cover along creek beds and fencelines, small-party hunting as well as one man and one dog.
Smith is an expert and with this book, he can make you one, too. Speaking of dogs, a subject near to his heart, he covers the flushing and pointing dogs and how to use them on pheasants. Guns and loads, shooting techniques. In all, this is the distilled wisdom of one of this country s most well-known outdoor authors as he teaches you about this great upland bird, the one pursued by more hunters than any other.
America's Bird: The Many Faces of Pheasant Hunting #ad - Advice for the traveling pheasant hunter, when to go, what to expect, and what to do not just in the good years, but the bad years as well. Steve smith has hunted pheasants for more than five decades in every major pheasant state he s been to South Dakota 29 times, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, plus North Dakota, Montana, as well as in his home state of Michigan.
In this book, he shows that there are more ways to hunt this great bird than any other, to shooting them as they fly overhead in a driven shoot in the British Isles, everything from walking them up in ditches, because he s done it all. Shooting preserves, high-end lodges, private ground.
Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting: The Heartbeat of the WoodsHistory Press Library Editions #ad - Tapping into and carrying on this literary tradition, hunter and author Andrew Wayment offers stories from years of grouse hunting throughout the Gem State. Back east, william harnden foster, grouse hunting has a rich, with great authors such as Burton Spiller, long-standing literary history, Grampa Grouse and many others.
Grouse hunters everywhere will relate to and enjoy this intimate look into "ruffin' it in Idaho. ". Ruffed grouse hunting is to bird hunting what fly fishing is to fishing--the pinnacle of the sport. Grouse hunters are a diehard lot consumed by chasing evasive birds through impenetrable thickets.
Among The Aspens: Stolen Moments in Secret CovertsWolfe Pub Co 1879356996 #ad - Among the aspens is the latest collection of essays on the outdoors from acclaimed nature and outdoor writer Thomas Carney. 1chapter 1 Fall Terms. Culled from fifteen years of his award-winning "tailfeathers" column in The Upland Almanac quarterly magazine, each of the thirty-nine pieces has been reworked, renewed and "remastered" to offer readers a fresh taste of the classic bird hunting themes Tom joyously explores.
5chapter 2 Misses and Hits. 9chapter 3 gearing Down for Fall. 13chapter 4 For These Days.