whatsnew By: The Upland Almanac Staff | October, 21
Training Pointing Dogs
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 Fall of Woodcock
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
Among the Aspens: Stolen Moments in Secret Coverts
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
Grouse Feathers, Again Upland Almanac Presents the Spiller Treasury By Burton L. Spiller
Burt Spiller’s Grouse Feathers, Again is the long awaited sequel to Grouse Feathers and More Grouse Feathers, both without question the best-known books of all time on grouse hunting. He captures the spirit and the passion of the grouse hunt like no other writer before or since. His collections of stories that were originally published in the 1930s remain beloved in hunting libraries around the world. Here, The Upland Almanac is proud to present another marvelous collection of stories by the “Poet Laureate of Grouse Hunting.”
Softcover • 181 Pages $29.95
Bird Dogs & Birds
by Chuck Martin
Bird Dogs & Birds is the second collection of 34 original bird hunting short stories written by lifelong upland bird hunter and outdoor writer, Chuck Martin. An Illinois native and avid conservationist, Martin writes with passion and understanding about bird dogs, hunting competitions, fine shotguns and a genuine love of the land. His stories cover over 50 years of outdoor adventures. His use of humor and surprise makes each story worth reading and remembering.
Hardcover • Dust Jacket • 117 pages
Upland Bird Hunting with Tom Huggler
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
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)