other By: Staff | April, 18
by Thomas Carney
Among the Aspens is the latest collection of essays on the outdoors from acclaimed nature and outdoor writer Thomas Carney. Culled from fifteen years’-worth 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. Come along as he shares both his sense of humor about his own exploits and capabilities and his senses of wonder, awe, love, and respect for those elements of the upland gunning experience that draw bird hunters to the fields season, upon season, upon season.
Hardcover • Dust Jacket • 176 pages
by Brad Varney
Brad Varney, “The Shooter’s Guru” is Maine’s Premier Wing and Clay Shooting Instructor. With over 60 years’ wing shooting experience and 45 years’ instruction experience, Brad Varney teaches how to shoot safely, accurately, and naturally.
The reader will learn that good wing shooting and good instruction need not be complicated or confusing. As a frugal Maine Yankee, Brad likes to keep his teaching simple and efficient.
Brad will show you how to use and trust your senses - all of them - foremost among them, your eyes. By reading this book and practicing this Super Instinctive Shooting Method you will learn in a few days a very simple but effective instinctive form of wing shooting.
Softcover • 166 pages
by Ben O. Williams
~ Revised and Expanded Edition ~
Ben O. Williams is a noted outdoor writer, photographer, author, bird hunter, and dog breeder. He spends well over 250 days each year photographing, hunting, or running dogs on the High Plains. Here he discusses literally everything about these wonderful game birds and the country in which they live. Hungarian partridge, sharp-tailed grouse, sage grouse, prairie chickens, western ruffed grouse, blue grouse, spruce grouse and pheasants are all covered in detail: their habits throughout the year, habitat, mating ritual, identification, what they eat and why, and how to look over a vast section of prairie and identify the habitat within the habitat to locate birds, and much, much more. This is an updated and expanded version of a previously published book of the same title.
Softcover • 227 pages
by Paul Long
In Paul Long’s heyday as a dog trainer, he was a true “guru” before anyone even used that word to describe an oft-sought expert. “What does Paul Long say about this?” was the frequent refrain on training courses, and multiple answers were provided in the original edition of this book. Now reissued, Training Pointing Dogs again delivers the sage guidance of this master dog trainer. In simple question-and-answer format, Long addresses the questions most asked by trainers, professional and amateur alike.
The late Paul Long was one of the most innovative pointer trainers in the country. His techniques are still in use, and they continue to make a difference in the field.
Softcover • 98 pages
A Celebration of North American Upland Birds
by Gary Kramer
This is a magnificent, photo-driven coffee table book and the most ambitious title ever attempted on gallinaceous birds, or as they are more commonly known, game birds. Gary Kramer is likely the only individual to have ever photographed and published images of all 34 game birds found in the United States and Canada, making this book a milestone achievement.
The book takes readers on a visual journey across North America in search of turkey, pheasant, quail, grouse, partridge, ptarmigan, prairie-chickens and the game birds of Hawaii. Among these are two on the brink of extinction, the masked bobwhite and Attwater’s prairie-chicken, those that are struggling such as the Gunnison sage-grouse and lesser prairie-chicken; abundant species that have been introduced from foreign lands, including the chukar and ring-necked pheasant; as well as species that are widespread due to successful wildlife management efforts, like the wild turkey.
Hardcover • 256 pages • 384 color photos • 26 range maps
$65.00 for US addresses
(includes item plus shipping/handling)
$100.00 for Canadian addresses (includes item plus shipping/handling)
by Pat Wray
“Companion” is much more than a simple how-to book. Pat Wray is a storyteller of the first order and his essays are alternately hilarious, heartwarming, thought provoking and deeply troubling. Readers will find themselves learning a great deal about chukar hunting and much, much more. Wray’s stories, essays and his uniquely humorous perspective on chukar hunting and life (which are not much different in his mind) raise A Chukar Hunter’s Companion far above the normal hunting book fare.
Softcover • 175 pages
by Tom Huggler
“A fall of woodcock into a covert you have either chosen or to which you have been directed is a magic all its own,” Tom Huggler writes in this book devoted to the woodcock and to those who await the return to their favorite coverts each autumn. This book, with a new introduction by Charley Waterman, casts a similar spell as it chronicles Tom’s travels to New England, the Maritimes, Maine, Louisiana, then back to his beloved Michigan in search of a better understanding of the woodcock, and finally, a better understanding of himself.
Softcover • 238 pages
2-disc set with over 3 hours of footage, $54.95
This is a one-disc compilation of Dez Young’s favorite scenes from the TV shows “Hunting With Hank,” “Upland Days with Dash and Dez,” and “Dash in the Uplands” (same show, shorter title). He also included his favorite scenes from “Never, ever spoil your birddog!” at the end of the DVD. Each copy autographed by Dez Young.
75 minutes in length. $21.95
A lesson in the key points of “Instinctive Wingshooting,” featuring Bryan Bilinski, renowned shooting instructor, and Tom Huggler, well-known wingshooting author. Dramatic hunting and shooting footage, state-of-the-art graphics and concise instruction; this will make you a better wingshooter!
2 hours in length. $29.95
Join renowned upland bird hunting author Tom Huggler in this trilogy that will make you a better hunter of pheasants, quail and grouse! Three upland bird hunting programs now available on one DVD. Learn bird hunting tips, habitat assessment and hunting tactics.
153 minutes in length. $14.99