Pheasants Including Their Care in the Aviary. Gerrits
This book emphasises the care of birds in an aviary environment or running free in an estate or park, rather than as a game bird. Many species are described, and 26 species have beautiful colour illustrations, including peacocks , part of the pheasant family.
Rough Shooting. 1st Edn. Swan
A practical guide to the sport as well as a celebration of the simple pleasures of informal shooting
Helpful hints on shooting tactics and guidance on shoot management and habitat improvement
Revised and updated with the latest information
In an age dominated by the organized driven shoot, Mike Swan reminds us of the quality and variety of sport that can still be enjoyed by the sportsman and his dog. Rough Shooting is a clear and concise guide to all the principal sporting quarry species, sporting guns and cartridges, and choosing and training a gundog.
Rough Shooting. 2st Edn. Swan
Rough Shooting is a both a practical guide to sport with dog and gun, and also a celebration of the simple pleasures of informal shooting. In an age dominated by the organized driven shoot, Mike Swan reminds the reader of the quality and variety of sport which can still be enjoyed by the sportsman and his dog. Rough Shooting is a clear and concise guide to all the principle sporting quarry species, to sporting guns and cartridges, and to your choice and training of a gundog. Practical hints on shooting tactics are accompanied by helpful guidance on shoot management and habit improvement for game and wildfowl.
Hunting across the Danube. Horn
HUNTING ACROSS THE DANUBE
Through Fields, Forests, and Mountains of Hungary and Romania
by Peter Lewis Horn II
This is the first book ever written in English about two of Eastern Europe's premier hunting destinations: Hungary and Romania. The chapters take an in-depth look at the game available in this little-known sporting paradise, including stag, boar, roebuck, bear, wolf, chamois, mouflon, capercaillie, pheasant, and waterfowl. The author highlights areas that regularly produce world-class trophies and yet remain unknown to many of the most experienced hunters. The hunting culture and traditions of Romania and Hungary, which figured so prominently in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, profoundly influenced the development of European and international hunting. By sharing information about the top trophy areas, hunting seasons, and recommended firearms and equipment, the author hopes to awaken a new appreciation for all that Hungary and Romania continue to offer sportsmen.
Rearing Game Birds and Gamekeeping. Williams.
A comprehensive guide on how to raise pheasants and red-leg partridges
Choosing the breeding stock, incubating the eggs, rearing the chicks to release, and nurturing the game through the start of the shooting season
A hands-on, practical, step-by-step guide that draws on a wide range of accepted best practice
Advice on rearing game in a low-cost and efficient manner, without compromising quality and ensuring the welfare of the birds.
Season of Obsession. Spring
As the author takes the reader through the landscape of the Catskills in upstate New York, a picture of hunting in the finest sense, as it ought to be and as it was when you hunted with your Dad and raced alongside your dogs for downed birds.
The Game Book. A shooting Anthology. Catlin.
More than 60 contributors from the world of shooting, including Frederick Forsyth, Max Hastings, Will Garfit, The Field editor Jonathan Young, and Sporting Gun's Robin Scott
A book to dip into again and again for advice and inspiration
This book is aimed straight and true at the real shooting enthusiast. Game shots, wildfowlers, decoyers, stalkers, and rough shooters alike will find a wealth of entries in The Game Book to fire their imagination and enhance their knowledge of their favorite sport. More than sixty contributors from shooting writers from all the leading magazines to experts share their experiences from countless forays.
A Quail Hunter's Odyssey. Greenfield.
Dr. Greenfield writes in his introduction, "My purpose in writing this book is to document my experiences hunting birds, specifically eastern Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus), over a span of sixty years. In this quest I have walked and/or ridden tens of thousands of miles and have seen the changes that have occurred in bird hunting—none of them for the best. The sport has been transformed from a fairly ubiquitous pastime available to almost everyone to the current situation where hunting wild quail is either essentially nonexistent or extraordinarily expensive. Throughout this time I've occasionally strayed from the role of single-species bird hunter to hunting other game. . . . The reader will soon determine that, as a bird hunter, I appear to be self-assured, opinionated, and intolerant of the approaches taken by others. All true! Still, I don't claim to know everything about bird hunting—not by a long shot—but I have had a wide and varied set of experiences, and I've gained a modicum of understanding about the sport." Come along with Joe as he relives his many cherished hours spent afield and describes the many facets of quail hunting. As he says, "Everything described contains at least a grain of truth, though I confess that nothing has lost any fat in the telling!"
Goose Shooting. Mitchell.
This is an introduction to this branch of sport shooting, commencing with an overview of the sport and an introduction to the natural history of the species most commonly sought. Etiquette in the field and descriptions of shotguns and ammunition follow, with tactics of hides, camouflage and decoys that are employed.
Wingbeats and Heartbeats. Dave Books
Wingbeats and Heatbeats is a wingshooter's odyssey to the wild places where, at the end of the day, the companionship of faithful gun dogs and good friends matters more than a bulging game bag. Dave Books celebrates a time-Honored connection to the land and the hard-earned hunting rewards of an outdoor life.
Game Season. Humphreys.
This book brings together the diverse talents of the three authors. All the main game species (grouse, partridge, pheasant, wildfowl, pigeons, rabbit, hare, venison, and trout and salmon) are covered one at a time. Each chapter has a series of anecdotal stories about the relevant sport and how it may be brought to the kitchen. Delicious simple recipes by Angela Humphreys, author of the celebrated Game Cookery, are also included. The book is beautifully illustrated with Rodger McPhails's outstanding paintings and vignettes.