other By: Staff | June, 17
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 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 • $19.99
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 • $19.95
by Dez Young
Celebrity Llewellyn setter “Dash” is the son of Hank and star of the television series “Hunting With Hank.” This audio book traces Dash’s life from puppyhood, through his training, to his travels with TV producer Dez Young across the U.S.A. as well as portions of Canada and Mexico on television, hunting a wide variety of upland birds. Dash starred in the TV series called “Dash in the Uplands” (first called “Upland Days with Dez and Dash”).
This audio book is comprised of six CDs. All copies of “Dash in the Uplands” are autographed by Dez and also with Dash’s paw print.
5 hours total run time • $21.95
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 • $16.95
This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about every outdoorsman’s favorite and most loyal hunting partner: his dog. For the first time, the stories of acclaimed writers such as Tom Brokaw, Howell Raines, Rick Bass, Sydney Lea, Jim Harrison, Tom McGuane, Phil Caputo, and Chris Camuto come together in one collection. Hunters and non-hunters alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of owning dogs: companionship, triumph, joy, forgiveness, and loss.
Hardcover • 260 pages • $14.95
by Mark Brannon & Tom Hanrahan
This is a great how-to book that teaches essential elements in the art of shooting sporting clays. Subjects include the 15 basic target types and strategies for breaking them, gun swing and speed for the 3 main swing types: swing-through, sustained lead, and pull-away. Also covered is how to choose the right gun, and check weight, balance, and fit, correct stance for the target speed and trajectory, and understanding lead. There’s how to fix common mistakes, including lifting your head and stopping or slowing the gun as you shoot, plus practicing on skeet and 5-stand courses.
Hardcover • 176 pages • $29.95
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 • $14.95
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 • $21.95
Join Paul Fuller, host of the award winning “Bird Dogs Afield” TV show, on an unparalleled video journey chronicling the entire four seasons for the ruffed grouse, the hunter and the bird dog. Learn what the bird does and what the hunter should do in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter with special emphasis on New England, Appalachia and the Lake States.
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
with Bryan Bilinski and Tom Huggler
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