SCATTERGUNNING by Ray P. Holland

SCATTERGUNNING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A book full of hunting experiences which covers all sorts of feathered game, types of dogs, and techniques of shooting, this should be of immediate appeal to sportsmen everywhere. Bobwhite quail, woodcock, ruffed grouse, mourning dove, gray partridge, western quail, prairie chicken, wild turkey, ducks, geese, jacksnipe, rail birds, crow -- these are the birds which have given the author happy hunting which he shares in vivid recall. There are other chapters on decoys, duck calling, trick duck shooting, covers, hanging game, why we miss, how to hit, guns and loads, do ducks have the power of scent, waterfowl speed and weights, manners in the field, and game birds and weather. There is a chapter on the dog for upland game and one on the retriever; there are plenty of canine personalities throughout the book: information about terminology, techniques, discipline and practices is scattered throughout. Should not be hard to bag customers for this particularly when they learn it is illustrated by William J. Schaldach.

Publisher: Knopf