COVERTS AND CASTS: Field Sports and Angling by William M. Schaldach

COVERTS AND CASTS: Field Sports and Angling

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A rare combination, this of writer, artist, sportsman, and his book is a delight, and the perfect gift for the sportsman who must -- for the moment -- live in his memories, and in the hopes of the time coming ""when we can hunt and fish again"". There is a deep and contagious nostalgia for days afield -- the pursuit and the gifts of nature rather than the game itself. But there is plenty of sound factual data on the sort of cover for quail, woodcock, etc.; lore of streams and woods; specific advice on the guns and dogs and rods and tackle; anecdotal material of personal experiences, success and failure; hints on conditions, ideal and otherwise; stories of men and dogs; settings ranging from the Northland uplands to the Deep South. And lovely pictures, with an etching quality, some reproduced in color. Some of the material appeared in Esquire and Field and Stream.

Publisher: Barnes