UA Autumn 2016 Issue

By on July 5, 2016

Upland Almanac Autumn 2016 IssueAn excerpt from John C. Gosselin’s Publisher Note…Another year has gone by so fast, it’s hard to believe we are already closing in on the opening days of our favorite bird hunting seasons. From doves in a few weeks to grouse, woodcock, pheasant and then quail in a few months, each of us has his or her own favorite opener that makes us excited at this time of the year.

I confess I am excited for another reason. It seems we have rounded up some very special items for you in this issue, some new and some refined.

Regular readers of The Upland Almanac have come to expect our annual “Fall Forecast” in the autumn issue. We’re changing that up a bit. In many cases the deadline we face to get the issue to the printer is way too early in the year for the state level biologists to comfortably “predict” or “forecast” what the seasons will be like. So, we’ve given the writers a bit of a change in directive. “Scout the areas,” they were told. “Get the ‘lay of the land’ in each state for the upcoming bird seasons.” Exact population and spring hatching information might not be available from all states, but certainly the biologists can explain trends and “themes” that have identified themselves. We hope you enjoy the “Scout” we’ve prepared for you.

Read the rest of the Publisher’s note in the Autumn 2016 Issue of Upland Almanac.

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The Autumn 2016 Cover features “Precarious Point” by Ross B. Young. For more information, visit rossyoung.com.