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  1. A Gentleman from Philadelphia County. The American Shooter's Manual - pp for Ernest Gee - Derrydale - NY - 1928 [Attributed to Jesse Y. Kester and originally published in Philadelphia in 1827. The first comprehensive treatise on field shooting produced in the United States.] 157p - 3 illus produced on Japan tissue - Green cloth spine, light green paper over boards, printed paper labels - L/E of 375 numbered copies - pos and nice bookplate to ffep, minor shelf wear to lower corners o/w vg+ C$100.00
  2. SOLD Andrews, Dr. William "Chubby". Nash Buckingham, Beaver Dam and Other Hunting Tales - pp - TN - 1993 1st. Edition [Since his birth in 1921, the author was closely entwined in the life of Nash Buckingham and Nash's private duck hunting lodge at Beaver Dam Lake, Tunica Mississippi. This is a collection of Andrews favorite memories of days spent in the company of his father and Nash Buckingham, one of the greatest outdoor writers in history.] 4to - 272p - illus with photos - f/f 
  3. Anthology. Bare November Days: A Tribute to Ruffed Grouse, King of Upland Birds - Countrysport - MI - 1992 [Nine short stories by the who's who in modern day Ruffed Grouse writers, commissioned specifically for this release.] 134p - illus with the original art of Bruce Langton - f/f C$52.00 [3]
  4. Anthology. Call of The Quail: A Tribute to the Gentleman Game Bird - Countrysport - ME - 2002 [When one reflects on thoughts of great wing-shooting times and places, it is difficult not to imagine stately southern plantations, fine pointing dogs, horse drawn transportation and classic side by sides. This wonderful collection of quail hunting stories includes offerings from Michael McIntosh, Charlie Waterman, Tom Huggler, and Rocky Evans.] 138p - illus with the original art of Herb Booth - f/f C$35.00 [3]
  5. Anthology. The Grand Passage - Countrysport - MI - 1990 1st ed [A chronicle of North American waterfowling by eight leading authors] 160p - beautifully illus with watercolors & etchings by Herb Booth - f/f C$20.00
  6. SOLDAnthology. Come October - Exclusively Woodcock - Countrysport- MI - 1991 1st. Edition [For woodcock hunter everywhere, good dogs, fine guns, and the time to enjoy them. A collection of eight stories from the pens of George Bird Evans, Gene Hill, Jerome Robinson, Michael McIntosh, Bryan Bilinski, Steve Smith, & Paul Carson - illus including eight lovely full clr plates by Ken Carlson, Robert Abbett, Terrill Knaack, Bruce Langton, and Tom Hennessey - f/f 
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  8. Atwater, Sally & Judith Schell (ed) Ruffed Grouse - Stackpole - PA - 1989 [Authored by 27 wildlife professionals and probably the most compete work since "Bump" in 1947.] 4to - 370p - illus with over 300 clr photos, & drawings plus over 90 maps, charts, & graphs - small inked address on end paper o/w f/f C$20.00 
  9. SOLD B. B. (Denys Watkins-Pitchford) Tide's Ending - Scribners - NY - 1950 1st ed [A superb collection of the author's recollections of gunning & observing waterfowl on the saltings & estuaries of Britain] 244p - illus with 16 full clr plates of the author's exceptional water colors + chapter head sketches] near f. 
  10.   SOLD Babcock, Havilah. My Health Is Better In November - Greenburg - NY - 1952 [Thirty-five of the famous author's wonderful stories of quail hunting and memorable gun dogs in the Ole' South. A classic.] 284p - illus with drawings by Augusta Wittlowsky - [inked gift inscription on front end paper o/w vg/dj torn and chipped.  
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  13. Barber, Joel - Long Shore - Derrydale - Lyon, Mississippi - 1993 [A lovely reprint of Barber's classic collections of waterfowling poems and prose first published in 1939. Barber is long considered the "father" of decoy collecting. 108p - illus by Arthur Fuller - bound in red leatherette with gold titles - glt outer edges. f/ndj issued C$30.00
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  15. SOLD Barsness, John. Western Skies - Lyons & Burford - NY 1994 1st. Edition [Besides entertaining, humorous and informative, Western Skies is also about more than hunting, it’s about thinking and history and respect. Barsness is no "game preserve hunter -naturalist", he’s the real thing and his passion is born from experience and appreciation.] 160p - signed by the author - other than what appears to be a small food stain in the margin of page 80, the book is as new in a fine dust jacket. 
  16. Barton, Frank Townend. Pheasants In Covert And Aviary - John Long - UK - 1912 1st. Ed [Being a most complete early work on the general management of pheasants for both covert as well as aviary to which the title suggests. Included are chapters on all the common and hybrid species.] 287p - illus with 4 clr plates from life by H. Gronvold and 37 other illustrations - bound in bright green cloth with white pheasants & black lett to cvr and glt lett sp with glt pheasant - rear hinge cracked o/w near f. C$40.00
  17. Bauer, Erwin A. The Duck Hunter's Bible - Doubleday - NY - 1965 [A complete guide to hunting all kinds of ducks, geese, and other waterfowl.] 160p - illus with over 175 photos - wrps - covers have seperated and are re taped o/w vg. C$5.00 [2]
  18. Beaufort, His Grace the 8th. Duke of. Shooting: Field And Covert - Ashford - UK - 1987 [A reprint of one of the 24 popular Badminton Library series first published in 1900 to acquaint those interested with the various aspects of the sporting life. This particular one being a treatise on the shotgun, it’s use, partridge shooting and pheasant shooting.] 358p - illus - fully indexed - bound in black with gold titles & deco cvr. - f. C$15.00
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  20. SOLD Beaufort, His Grace the 8th. Duke of. Shooting: Moor And Marsh - Ashford - UK - 1987 [Alovely reprint of one of the 24 popular Badminton Library series this one being a treatise on grouse, deer, woodcock, snipe, and a large section on early waterfowling with much on punt gunning.] 348p - illus - fully indexed - bound in black with gold titles & deco cvr. - f. 
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  22. Bellrose, Frank. Ducks Geese & Swans Of North America - Stackpole - PA 1976 - [One of the best all time waterfowl guides, long out of print.] 4to - 543p - profusely illus including 36 clr plates by T. M. Shortt - f/vg C$10.00 [2]
  23. Bernsen, Paul. The North American Waterfowler - Superior - WA - 1972 1st ed [One of the all time favorites among waterfowlers with some good tips and advice on land leases & club organization] 4to - 206p - illus - nice clr plates by Les Kouba - f/f C$10.00 [3]
  24. SOLDAnother - Ballantine - NY - 1974 - wrps - vg  
  25. Bigelow, Horatio. Gunnerman - Derrydale - MS - 1989 [A reprint of the wonderful 1939 classic by Derrydale. Shooting stories from Virginia as only a pro like "Rashe" Bigelow could tell them] 246p - illus - bound in red cloth - aeg - glt lett sp & cvr - L/E of 2500 copies - f in matching sc C$25.00 [2]
  26. Bookhout, Theodore A (ed) Waterfowl And Wetlands - An Integrated Review - La Crosse - WI - 1979 [Being the proceeding of a symposium held at the 39th. Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference held at Madison, WI in 1977.] 151p - illus with drawing, numerous charts & tables -wrps - f. C$12.00
  27. Bourne, Wade. Decoys And Proven Methods For Using Them - Ducks Unlimited Inc. - TN - 2000 [Dabbler & Diver patterns - Goose and Duck Spreads - Upland & Water Layouts - Motion Decoys - Rigging - More than 30 detailed diagrams.] 217p - profusely illus in b/w - f/f C$20.00 [5]
  28. SOLD Braden, Robert - As I Look Back: Musings of a Birdhunter - Safari - CA - 1999 [Those of you who have read "Lock Stock & Barrel will know that Braden is a fanatic birdhunter and connoisseur of English side by side guns. Join him as he shares his recollections of birdhunting around the world.] 178p - illus by Jeff Jackson - f/f  
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  30. Brady, James F. Modern Turkey Hunting - Crown - NY - 1973 1st. Ed [A thorough guide to the habits, habitat, and methods of hunting our largest game bird] 160p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$8.00 [2]
  31. SOLDBruette, Dr. William. American Duck, Goose, & Brant Shooting- Scribner - NY - 1930 - [One of the great all time Waterfowling classics with chapters on duck calls, decoys, blinds, training live decoys, boats including instructions on building sneak boats, sink boxes, and shooting punts, plus a complete section of all of the North American species and their habits.] 415p - profusely illus with b/w drawings and many exceptional full clr plates by Clement Davis - age browning to pgs. & chipping to head and tail of dust jacket o/w vg/vg "a nice copy of an important classic." 
  32. Buckingham, Nash. Blood Lines - Derrydale - MS - 1989 [One of the great classics in American sporting literature.] 227p - illus with photos - forward by Henry P. Davis - bound in burgundy leatherette with a cvr medallion of a flying mallard with glt border - glt lett sp - L/E of 2500 copies - f. C$50.00
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  34. Buckingham, Nash. De Shootinest Gent'man and Other Tales - Putnams - NY - 1943 [Born into a period of history that is now recognized as the golden age of shotgunning, Nash Buckingham became an American legend with his wonderful stories of waterfowling, quail hunting, and fine dogs. De Shootinest Gent'man his most famous short story first published in a 1922 issue of "Outdoor Life’ magazine is the lead story in this wonderful collection of 17 of his great tales.] 222p - illus with b/w photos - forward by Nash’s dear friend an champion bird dog trainer Horace Lytle - red cloth covers show a bit of shelf wear and an inked gift inscription on the front flyleaf o/w vg/ndj [a sweet copy of a great classic]] C$35.00
  35. SOLD Buckman, C.T. "Buck" 75 Years With The Shotgun - Valley - CA - 1974 first edition [Buckman, a native Californian shares a lifetime of experiences gunning upland birds and taking trophies on the trap range.] 141p - illus with photos - f/f 
  36. Bump, Gardner. The Ruffed Grouse - NY State - Albany - 1978 [A nice facsimile reprint of what is considered to be the bible on Ole' Ruff. First published by the NY State Conservation Dept. in 1947 this mammoth undertaking was the largest and most expensive ever initiated to study the Life History, Propagation, & Management of a single species.] 915p - illus with 4 paintings by Fred Everett & 127 sketches by Clayton Seagers & Everett - pictorial eps - moderate shel wear with spine faded from direct sunlight and spine head soft but not frayed o/w vg C$30.00
  37. Burch, Monte. The Ultimate Guide To Calling & Decoying Waterfowl - Lyons - CT - 2002 [Tips and tactics for hunting ducks and geese from a veteran of four decades.] 298p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$15.00 
  38. Bush, Walter L. A Saga of Duck & Goose Hunting - American Wildlife Galleries - MN - 1979 [One of the most authoritative and beautiful books ever published on waterfowling. Editorial consultation by Jimmy Robinson including several tales of outstanding shooting at his famous lodge near St Ambrose, Manitoba on the famous Delta Marsh together with the outstanding color reproductions of Les Kouba's paintings make this a must for the waterfowler's bookshelf.] 4to - 223p - illus with 55 clr paintings - f/f C$40.00 [3]
  39. Cadieux, Charles. Successful Goose Hunting Stonewall - WA - 1986 1st ed [A complete book on modern goose hunting by a lifetime waterfowler] 224p - illus - f/f C$20.00 [2]
  40. Camuto, Christopher. Hunting From Home - Norton - NY - 2003 1st. edition [A year afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A superb writer & contributing editor for Gray's Sporting Journal, that strives to unite the disciplines of writing and living.] 316p - f/f C$32.00 
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  42. Cartier, John O. Hunting North American Waterfowl - Dutton - NY - 1981 [Coverage on every aspect of duck & goose shooting by the Midwest ed of Outdoor Life Magazine] 341p - photos - pos o/w f/f C$10.00
  43. SOLD Clark, Roland. Pot Luck - Barnes - NY - 1945 [As an etcher and painter of wildfowl and marshland gunning, Roland Clark held an esteemed position in sporting circles, his prints, oils and water colors hanging in many homes and clubs throughout America. Much less familiar are his stories of gunning on marsh and upland. This collection of six matchless tales is steeped in the flavor and atmosphere of gunning each embracing all the emotions from humor to pathos.] 101p - illus by the author including six exceptional clr plates - intro by John P Holman - bound in original publishers' saddle brown cloth with glt titles - f in a lovely custom slip case with original labels applied. 
  44. Another - f. no slip case C$40.00
  45. Cochran, Bruce. Duck Fever - Willow Creek - WI - 1992 [Duck hunting cartoons.] 96p - illus - wrps - f. C$10.00
  46. Sold Connett, Eugene. Duck Decoys - How to Make, Paint, & Rig Them - Durrell - VT nd 11th. ptg. [One of the great decoy classics published at a time when decoys held little value other than for their intended purpose. My how times have changed!] 116p - illus by Dr. Edgar Burke & the author in clr & b/w - f/ 1/2 inch closed tear to dj o/w f. 
  47. Connett, Eugene. Duck Shooting Along The Atlantic Tidewater - first published by Morrow - NY in 1947, this is a later printing by Bonanza [Fifteen chapters of gunning the Atlantic coast from New Brunswick to Florida by an outstanding list of contributors + full chapters on decoys & retrievers. A great waterfowling classic.] 4to - 308p - frontis & clr plates by Lynn Bogue Hunt & Dr. Burke - illus, photos, drawings - price label on front end paper o/w f/vg+ C$50.00
  48. Connett, Eugene. (ed) Upland Game Bird Shooting In America - Derrydale - MS - 1993 [A beautiful reprint of Connett’s portrayal of Upland Shooting, first published in 1930. Includes chapters by the who’s who from the heyday of upland gunning such as David Wagstaff, Hal Sheldon, Art Lapsley, Averal Harriman, Lawrence Smith, Horace Lytle and others.] 4to - 249p -profusely illus in clr & b/w by Lynn Bogue Hunt, Dr. Edgar Burke, William Schaldach, Bert Cobb & others - bound in black leatherette with gold titles and pictorial inset of a bobwhite quail - aeg - marbled end papers - limited to 2500 copies - f. C$50.00
  49. Cost, Neil. Neil Cost Talks Turkey with Scott Branton and Ray Berryhill - Branton Berryhill - MS - 2002 1st. Edition / 1st. Printing [Unquestionably the most significant and informative work on turkey calling, calls, and hunting this grand bird in modern times.] 216p - illus - fully indexed - Limited to 1500 signed and hand numbered copies - f/f C$200.00 
  50. Cost, Neil. The Last Hurrah - Branton Berryhill - MS - 2002 1st. Edition / 1st. Printing [An icon of the modern turkey hunting world who will always be remembered as one of the sport’s most influential call makers and who’s generosity of sharing the secrets of his talent with scores of newcomers to the sport is unprecedented. This, Neil’s last book describes the detail of his call making from wood selection through design together with many tips from his 70 years in pursuit of this grand game bird.] 207p - illus with photos - fully indexed - limited to 1500 hand numbered copies - f/f C$150.00
  51. SOLDCoykendall, Ralph. Duck Decoys & How To Rig Them Mitchell - reprint by Lyons Books - NY 1983 [A wealth of information on decoys & decoy placement, blinds, screen shooting, layout boats, etc., a great waterfowling classic.] 137p - illus with photos & drawings - f/f 
  52. SOLD Dalrymple, Byron W. Doves & Dove Shooting - Putnam's - NY - 1949 1st. Edition [Dalrymple the contributing editor of Field & Stream first published this book in 1949 when the dove was the #1 game bird in the US, it still remains #1] 243p - illus with photos - vg. 
  53. SOLD Davis, Edmund Walstein. Woodcock Shooting - Wilderness Adventures - MT - 2001 [This classic work is the rarest ever produced on woodcock hunting. Written in 1908 by a turn of the century woodcock hunter, there were only 100 copies of the original text printed. Davis died in a hunting accident shortly after publishing his book and this wonderful reprint of his original, is your opportunity to add a great classic to your library for a fraction of what a 1st. edition would cost if you could find one] 160p - 14 etchings by Brett Smith - f. in f. sc 
  54. SOLDAnother - Premier Press - SC - 1987 - 124p - illus with original photos - bound in full tan leather with glt titles and black decorations - aeg - raised bands - marbled eps - sewn in silk marker - limited to 3000 hand numbered copies - f.  
  55. Day, Albert M. North American Waterfowl - Stackpole & Heck - NY 1949 1st ed [The author, a former director of the US Fish & Wildlife Service, with a challenge to waterfowlers rather than an apology for his actions that drastically reduced bag limits & shooting days] 329p clr frontis & b/w sketches by Bob Hines + photos - pos & nice bookplate of a former owner on ffep - vg. C$32.00
  56. Delacour, Jean. The Pheasants Of The World - Spurr - UK - 1982 [First published in 1951, The Pheasants of the World has been widely acclaimed as the most comprehensive and authoritative work on pheasants produced in the last 50 years.] 4to - 395p - profusely illus in clr & b/w - fully indexed f/f C$60.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  57. Delacour, Jean. The Waterfowl Of The World (In 4 vols) - Arco - NY - 1974 [Being among the most thorough and informative works to date on the world's waterfowl, their characteristics, habits, & distribution. Each beautifully illus by Peter Scott. Vol 1 - The Magpie Goose, Whistling Ducks, Swans & Geese, Sheldgeese & Shelducks - 284p - 16 clr plates and 33 distribution maps - fully indexed. Vol 2 - The Dabbling Ducks - 232p - 24 clr plates and 29 Distribution maps. - fully indexed. Vol 3 - Eiders, Pochards, Perching Ducks, Scoters, Golden-eyes, Merganzers, & Stiff-tailed Ducks - 270p - 20 clr plates and 46 distribution maps - fully indexed. Vol 4 - General habits, The reproductive cycle, Ecology, Distribution & Species relationships, Fowling, Conservation & Management, Aviculture, Domestic waterfowl, Anatomy, Fossil anseriformes, Corrections & additions - 388p - 6 clr plates - fully indexed. Each vol bound in tan buckram with gold lett sp & gold bordered cvr - all f. in original sc C$200.00
  58. Demartini, E. Birds Of Heath & Marshland - Spring Books - UK - 1962 [A description of 50 British game-birds together with absolutely beautiful clr plates of each] 4to - 133p - exceptional illus - bound in gray cloth with gold lett sp & cvr deco (duck tracks) - some foxing to cvrs o/w vg/dj chipped C$12.00
  59. Dickson, James G. The Wild Turkey Biology & Management - Stackpole - PA - 1992 1st. Edition [While there are many fine examples of wild game restoration and management success's in America, the comeback of America’s most majestic game bird in such record numbers and with such widespread interest must be considered the greatest in modern times. While the sale of migratory waterfowl hunting permits is on the decline in substantial numbers in both the US & Canada, interest and active participation in Spring Turkey hunting is astounding. Dr. James Dickson, a director and chair of the USDA Forest Service research and management committee is a former secretary of the US National Wild Turkey Federation and accordingly was well qualified to oversee this incredible work that described in detail the background, history, habitat, management, and future of the wild turkey, and it’s subspecies.] 4to - 463p - profusely illus in clr & b/w - fully indexed - f/f C$60.00
  60. Duffey, David Michael. Bird Hunting Tactics - Willow Creek - WI - 1978 [Proven game-getting techniques and sound, down-to-earth advice on all aspects of upland bird hunting] 167p - illus by Rockne Knuth - bound in pictorial cvrs. - near f. C$15.00 
  61. Edminster, Frank C. American Game Birds Of Field & Forest - Castle NY- 1954 [A definitive book with a chapter on each species] 4to - 490p illus - charts - maps - f/f C$24.00
  62. Elliott, Charlie. Turkey Hunting With Charlie Elliott - McKay - NY - 1979 1st. Ed [The "Old Professor" tells all about American's Big-Game bird. Elliott, a master woodsman gives you a lifetime of lore that will not only tell you how where, when and what but will also entertain you in the bargain. If you are serious about scoring a record breaker, this book's for you.] 275p - illus with photos - fully indexed - f/vg+ C$25.00
  63. Elman, Robert. The Atlantic Flyway - Winchester - NY - 1972 [A portrait of wildlife & man on one of the world's great migratory corridors] 4to - 203p - illus, photos - bound in blue cloth with glt lettered sp - gift inscription on end paper o/w f/f C$24.00
  64. SOLD Evans, George Bird. An Affair with Grouse pp (Old Hemlock) - WV - 1982 1st ed. - 213p - illus - bound in beige cloth with glt lettered sp & cvr - warm inscription in the author's hand, as well as a tipped in note on Old Hemlock stationery in the author's hand to the book's former owner. - f/f 
  65. Evans, George Bird. From My Covers - pp (Old Hemlock) - WV - 1995 1st. Ed [Twenty-two selections from the Old Hemlock collection of sporting books & mystery novels.] 127p - illus with end sheet sketches from 5 of the books - bound in yellow buckram with gold lett sp & cvr - Limited to 1250 numbered copies - warm inscription in the author's hand - f. In f. sc. C$125.00 [2]
  66. Evans, George Bird. Grouse Along The Tramroad - pp (Old Hemlock) - WV - 1986 - [Shooting over four generations of Old Hemlock setters] 181p - bound in tan leather with gold lett sp & cvr - Limited to 1500 numbered copies - signed by the author - f. in f. sc C$150.00
  67. Evans, George Bird. Living With Gun Dogs - pp (Old Hemlock) - WV - 1992 [Fifteen memorable stories of experiences afield] 217p - illus with drawings from the gun diary - bound in brown buckram with gold lett sp & cvr - Limited to 1500 numbered copies - inscribed by the author - f in f. sc C$125.00 [3]
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  69. SOLD Evans, George Bird. Nash Buckingham's Letters To John Bailey --pp (Old Hemlock) - WV - 1984 [The late John Bailey of Coffeeville, MS a cotton and quail plantation owner was probably the recipient of more correspondence from Nash Buckingham than any man in history. Over the course of several years, Nash wrote a total of 319 letters to his friend Bailey where he often spoke plainly and frankly of his distain for the bureaucrats who took their instructions from wealthy game hogs and the hierarchy in Ducks Unlimited refusing to restrict shooting hours and bag limits on rapidly declining waterfowl populations. Through the kindness of Bailey's daughters, Evans was permitted to reproduce this incredible collection together with photos never before seen by Buckingham's many admirers] 205 pgs. - illus with photos - bound in blue cloth with gold titles - Limited to 575 hand number copies, inscribed by the author - nice personal seal of a former owner affixed inside front cover - f in f sc 
  70. SOLD Another - pp (Old Hemlock) - WV - 1984 1st. trade edition - 205 pgs. - illus with photos - signed by the author f/near f. 
  71. SOLD Evans, George Bird October Fever - Old Hemlock - WV - 1990 - [The author reflects on that special time of year, gunning grouse over Belton Setters] 160p - illus - bound in red leather with gold lett sp & cvr - Limited to 1250 numbered copies - inscribed by the author - f. in f. sc  
  72. SOLD Evans, George Bird. The Upland Shooting Life - Knopf - NY - 1971 [Evans first book in which he shares a lifetime of experiences in pursuit of grouse, woodcock & pheasant over English Setters] 301p - illus - pictorial eps - f/ front inside dj flap corner torn and missing o/w vg  
  73. Evans, George Bird. Troubles With Bird Dogs - Old Hemlock - WV - 1985 [Training experiences with actual dogs under the gun] 299p - illus with photos by Kay Evans & others - bound in red buckram with gold lett sp & cvr - Limited to 1500 numbered copies - signed by the author - f in f sc C$150.00 
  74. Another - Winchester - NY - 1975 1st trade edition - f/f $68.00 [3]
  75. SOLD Another - Winchester - NY - 1975 1st. trade edition - warm inscription in the author's hand - f/f 
  76. Evans, George Bird (ed.) Upland Gunner's Book - Amwell - NJ - 1986 (Trade ed) [An anthology of great upland gunning stories by an impressive list of writers, chosen an edited by George Bird Evans] 263p - original illustrations by Tom Hennessey - bound in brown buckram with gold lett sp & gold grouse on cvr - pos o/w f. in pictorial sc C$50.00 [3]
  77. Everett, Fred. Fun With Game Birds - Stackpole - PA - 1954 [Bird hunting in words, paint & lines. To quote Charles Fox in his intro, "No one ever possessed a deeper appreciation & a greater interest in the children of mother nature and her game birds in particular than the author~artist who has produced this work"] 4to - 287p - profusely illus - vg. C$36.00 
  78. Farrington, S. Kip Jr. The Ducks Came Back - Coward McCann - NY - 1945 1st. ed. [The story of Ducks Unlimited in it's early years. Dedicated by the author to the men & women of the US and Canada who have worked for and contributed to this great conservation organization.] 4to - 137p - profusely illus by Lynn Bogue Hunt including a clr frontis - fully indexed - bound in beige pictorial cvrs - vg/ndj C$10.00 
  79. Fears, Wayne (ed). The Wild Turkey Book - Amwell - NJ - 1981 [An outstanding collection of wild turkey stories by some of the finest writers in history including Charlie Elliot, Archibald Rutledge "Miss Seduction Struts Her Stuff & The Twenty-Five-Pound-Gobbler", Charlie Dickey, Tom Kelly, John McDaniel, and other greats.] 274p - illus with the original line drawings of Tom Hennessey - Authorized by & for the benefit of The American Wild Turkey Federation - Number 598 of 1000 Limited copies signed by the author, the Illustrator and Jim Rikhoff, president of the National Sporting Fraternity League f/in f slip case as issued C$45.00
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  81. SOLD Fergus, Charles. The Upland Equation - Lyons & Burford - NY- 1995 1st ed [Three requisites - the land and the game, the dog, and the shotgun all working together. Pragmatic advice with thoughtful reflection] 86p - signed by the author f/f C$10.00
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  83. Fergus, Jim. A Hunter's Road - Henry Holt - NY - 1992 [A Journey with gun & dog across the American uplands. In 5 months the author traveled 17,000 miles, pursuing 21 different game birds] 290p - a superb read and fast becoming a Sporting Classic - f/dj has a couple of closed tears, looks great under new brodart protector C$35.00 [2]
  84. SOLD Ford, Corey. The Trickiest Thing In Feathers - Wilderness Adventures - MT - 1996 - [The author, one of America's finest and most loved outdoor writers, was a dedicated wingshooter. Each fall, Ford and his two English setters, Tober & Cider, hunted the hills and thickets of New Hampshire for Grouse & Woodcock. The Trickiest Thing In Feathers is a wonderful collection of the author's best wingshooting stories, compiled and edited by Laurie Morrow, his official biographer.] 184p - illus by Chris Smith - f/f  
  85. Foster, William Harnden. New England Grouse Shooting - Scribners - NY - 1970 [A lovely large format reprint of the author's great 1942 classic. A man of many talents that included artist, illustrator, writer, boat builder, decoy carver, & long time outdoorsman who fortunately completed this work before his death .] 4to - 193p - illus by the author - small inked name on end paper edge chipping to dust jacket o/w f/vg+ C$60.00
  86. Another - Willow Creek - WI - 1983 - [A man of many talents that included artist, illustrator, writer, boat builder, decoy carver, & long time outdoorsman who fortunately completed this now classic work before his death .] 193p - illus by the author - bound in green buckram pictorial cvrs "clr photo of the authors painting of a Grouse Shooter with a Pointer" with black titles - clr frontis tipped in actual photo same as the cover - f. C$60.00 
  87. Gresham, Grits. The Complete Wildfowler - Winchester - NY - 1973 1st. edition [Coverage of the sport from A to Z, one of the most popular duck & goose shooting books of it's time.] 294p - illus - f/f C$16.00 [4]
  88. Another - Amwell - NJ - 1973 - 294p - illus - bound in burgundy leatherette with gold titles and sewn in silk marker. Limited to 500 copies signed by the author and Jim Rikhoff, president of the National Sporting Fraternity League. This is seldom offered and is one of the scarce transitional titles produced when Jim Rickhoff left Winchester to form his own publishing company - f in a f slipcase C$60.00
  89. Another - Stoeger - NJ - 1975 - wrps - VG+ C$8.00 [2]
  90. Grinnell, George Bird. American Game-Bird Shooting - Premier Press - SC - 1995 [Among the most distinguished of the early students of American wildlife and one of the most accomplished sportsmen of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, George Bird Grinnell left an incredible mark upon the development of sport hunting in America. His "American Game-Bird Shooting" became upon it’s publication in 1910, not only the most detailed but also the first major description of upland game bird shooting in America.] 558p - illus with clr plates of ruffed grouse and bobwhite by Feurtes, 48 full page portraits of game birds and shooting scenes, together with numerous wood cuts in text - bound in full navy leather with gilt titles, sewn in silk ribbon marker and marbled endpapers - a beautiful reprint of a great American classic - limited edition of 3000 hand numbered copies - f. C$95.00
  91. Grooms, Steve. Modern Pheasant Hunting - Stackpole - PA - 1982 - 1st. Edition [Complete reference for hunters from America's most read pheasant pro including strategies and fine points, pheasant populations & cycles, gun, dogs, ammo, and of course recipes.] 222p - illus - fully indexed - f/vg+ C$20.00
  92. Grooms, Steve. Pheasant Hunter’s Harvest - Lyons - NY - 1990 [Great bird hunting book, Grooms captures it all from dogs , guns, covers, and tactics to the rich smell of the land itself, all with a sense of humor and a deep respect for the land.] 180p - illus by Robert Halladay - f/f C$30.00 [2]
  93. Grozik, Richard S. Birdhunter - Safari - CA - 1997 [A celebration of wild birds, fine guns, and staunch dogs. Grozik says in his introduction, "Few things in life are as sacred to me as a well-balanced game gun, a biddable bird dog, and an understanding spouse. A humorous writer who knows his stuff.] 162p - illus with the lovely art of Herb Booth - f/f C$65.00 
  94. Gullion, Gordon. Grouse Of The North Shore - Willow Creek - WI - 1984 1st ed [An impressive & important work by a highly respected & leading biologist who together with "photographer extrordinaire" Tom Martinson recorded & photographed a complete one year study of a family of ruffed grouse on Superior's north shore] 4to - 136p - illus, outstanding photos - bound in pictorial cvrs. f. C$88.00
  95. Gullion, Gordon. The Ruffed Grouse - Northwood - WI - 1989 [A more affordable version of the late Gord Gullion’s extraordinary work originally published as "Grouse Of The North Shore" in 1984] 4to - 136p - profusely illus in clr - wrps - f. C$52.00
  96. Hammond, S.T. My Friend The Partridge: Memories of New England Shooting - Gunnerman - MI - nd [A delightful reprint of Hammond's historic work first published by Forest & Stream in 1908. George Bird Grinnell who wrote the forward for the 1908 edition believed Hammond, an expert shot to have more experience wing shooting than any other man in America.] 16mo - 148p - bound in burgundy buckram with gold titles - limited edition of 1025 hand numbered copies - f. C$25.00
  97. Harper, Catherine A. George Bird Evans: Life Of A Shooting Gentleman - Prairie Wind - Iowa - 1999 1st. edition [Few in the history of American sporting literature will be remembered with as much fondness as George Bird Evans. In addition to his countless literary contributions to dozens of leading sports magazines, periodicals, journals, and various papers, Evans together with his wife Kay, authored over two dozen books, most recording treasured memories together upland gunning over prized Old Hemlock Belton Setters. This exceptionally well researched work is more than a biography of the man, it is an unforgettable read about a literary legend from his childhood through the golden years of a life enriched by a devoted wife, dear friends, fine dogs, and the colors of autumn.] 268p - illus with drawings by G.B.E. and with photos - bound in rich green buckram with gold titles - aeg - silk ribbon marker - Limited to 1500 signed and hand numbered copies - f. in a f. slip case C$80.00 [2]
  98. Hawkins, A.S. et al Flyways - US Fish & Wildlife Service - DC - 1984 - [The story of much of the early work in restoring NA waterfowl populations with contributions from many of the pioneers in this great undertaking - a companion book to "Waterfowl Tomorrow"] 517p - profusely illus - bound in burgundy buckram with gold lett sp & cvr - near f. C$28.00
  99. SOLD Hazelton, William. Supreme Duck Shooting Stories - Gunnerman - MI - 1989 [A lovely and becoming quite scarce reprint of the author’s popular work. First published in 1934, Hazelton’s writings of gunning waterfowl throughout Canada and the US are among the most cherished of accounts of the great days of big limits, hand carved decoy spreads, and uncrowded flyways.] 160p - illus with photos & drawings by Walter Bohl & Henry Thode - f/f  
  100. Hazelton, William. Wildfowling Tales - Wilderness Adventures - Mt - 1999 [Few figures were as important in chronicling the early days of Ameican waterfowling as W.C. Hazelton, who published 17 books on waterfowl hunting from 1914 through 1944. Wilderness Adventures Press's reprint of this, one of the author's hard to find and best collections is a handsome edition.] 130p - illus by Brett James Smith - f. in f. sc C$60.00 [2]
  101. SOLD Heacox, Cecil. The Gallant Grouse - McKay - NY - 1980 [All about the hunting and natural history of Old Ruff from an author with a solid background of knowledge and five decades of grouse shooting.] 182p - illus by Wayne Trimm - fully indexed - vg/vg 
  102. Hill, Gene. A Hunter's Fireside Book - Winchester - NJ - 1972 [Tales of dogs, ducks, birds, & guns from the former executive editor of Sport Afield.] 162p - illus by Milton Weiler - pos o/w f/vg C$28.00 [2]
  103. Hill, Gene. Mostly Tailfeathers - Winchester - NJ - 1982 [More stories about guns & dogs & birds, & "other odds and ends" as Hill puts it.....great stuff.] 161p - illus by Gord Allen Jr. - f/f C$28.00 [2]
  104. Hill, Gene & Steve Smith. Outdoor Yarns and Outright Lies - Stackpole - PA - 1983 [A collection of 50 or so short stories by two good sports.] 183p - illus by Tom Hennessey - f/vg+ C$32.00 
  105. SOLDHill, Gene & Steve Smith - The Whispering Wings Of Autumn - Amwell - NJ - 1982 [Co-authors Hill & Smith, masters of hunting literature, treat you to the best stories written about grouse and woodcock hunting. Sprinkled in are essays of practical advise on equipment and clothing, guns, dogs, and resource management. In the final chapter, Hill gives one of the finest essays on "why" we hunt.] 168p - illus with 4 full-page Schaldach etchings. - A classic book on grouse & woodcock, pos o/w f. 
  106. Hinman, Bob. The Duck Hunter's Handbook - Winchester - NY - 1974 1st ed [Sound, readable, & practical advice from the editor of Shooting Times Magazine] 252p - illus - pos - f/f C$10.00 [3]
  107. SOLDHochbaum, H. Albert Travels and Traditions of Waterfowl - Univ. of Minnesota - 1956 [Founded by James Ford Bell of Minneapolis in 1931, the Delta Waterfowl Research Station at Delta, Manitoba has been the crown jewel of vital waterfowl breeding and migration research  in the world. Albert Hochbaum who for many years the Stations director produced in layman's terms this combined work of his personal experiences as a naturalist, hunter and scientist while living at the station on this vast Canadian marsh] 301p - illus in b/w - extensive bibliography - fully indexed - wrps - some edge wear o/w vg. 
  108.  
  109. Holthouser, Robert. A High, Lonesome Call - Countrysport - ME - 2001 [One man, two bird dogs, and the open road. Told in the third person and only slightly fictionalized, this is the moving, autobiographical, and often humorous story of a middle-aged carpenter, who with his two Brittanys trek across the country to the West and Midwest during the bird-hunting season. Great review and praise for this with Michael McIntosh giving it high marks as the best book since A Hunter's Road.] 184p - illus by Rod Crossman - f/f C$25.00
  110. Huggler, Tom. Quail Hunting In America - Stackpole - PA - 1987 1st. Edition [Tactics for finding and taking Bobwhite. Valley, Gambel, Mountain, Scaled, and Mearns Quail by season and habitat.] 287p - illus with photos - f/f C$16.00 [2]
  111. Jones, Robert F. Dancers In The Sunset Sky - Lyons & Burford - NY 1996 [The author recalls over half a century of hunting woodcock, grouse, prairie chicken & other game birds] 192p - pos o/w f/f C$25.00 [2]
  112. Kennedy, Dave & Ernie Lewis. In Search Of The Canada Goose - Greatlakes - Illinois - 1977 [An interesting journal on the largest of our waterfowl family packed full of tips on enjoying the experience of gunning Canada's. Much on the history of goose hunting, the birds habits, calling & decoying, pits & blinds, and more.] 4to - 149p - profusely illus with some great photos - wrps - vg. C$10.00
  113. SOLD Knap, Jerome [Editor] All About Wildfowling In America - Winchester - NY - 1976 1st. Edition [You can never have enough waterfowling books, particularly those that contain the tricks and advise that never seems to age. This is such a book, filled with the actual experiences of a host of serious waterfowlers.] 305p - illus with photos - fully indexed - vg/vg 
  114. Koch, Ron. All Duck Hunters Are Crazy - pp (Rivermoor) - WI - 2000 [A native of the famous Winnebago lakes district of Wisconsin, the author, a self proclaimed waterfowl junkie, has assembled a collection of entertaining stories based on his own experiences and those of many other hunters who much like the author, realize that there is much more to the sport than the actual shooting.] 192p - illus with photos & chapter head drawings by Connie Koch - f/f C$28.00 [2]
  115. Another - signed by the author - f/f C$36.00 [3]
  116. SOLD Koch, Ron. Whispering Wings And Wooden Blocks - pp (Rivermoor) - WI - 1997 [Of all the waterfowling books, that I have read over the years, this one has unquestionably been among those that have given me the most enjoyment. I have always believed that unlike any other field sport, waterfowling is the most infectious and Koch certainly has this delightful disease. If you think that you may have the bug, this will certainly confirm it and if it turns out that you don't, Whispering Wings And Wooden Blocks will give you a much better appreciation of your friends that do.] 191p - illus with photos & chapter head drawings by Connie Koch - signed by the author f/f  [out of print and getting tough to find]  
  117. Kortright, Francis H. Ducks, Geese, & Swans Of North America - Stackpole - PA - 1957 [The first complete descriptive history of migratory waterfowl written by a sportsman for sportsmen] 476p - illus incl. 36 clr full clr plates by T.M. Shortt - bound in dark green with glt lett sp & glt pictorial cvr - tape residue mark on front end paper o/w vg/ndj C$20.00 [2]
  118. Kozicky, Edward L. & John Madson - Shooting Preserve Management - The Nilo System - Winchester - ILL - 1966 1st. ed. [Nilo Farms is 700 acres of fields and woods in western Illinois that are dedicated to quality shooting in natural surroundings. This famous experimental & demonstration shooting preserve, operated by the Winchester-Western Division of Olin Mathieson, is known world wide as the showcase of the shooting preserve concept. As part of it's 100th. anniversary celebration, Winchester-Western produced this most complete work ever written on this important new look in American field shooting.] 311p - illus - f/vg+ C$24.00 [2]
  119. Larsen, Doug. Don't Shoot the Decoys - Ducks Unlimited - TN - 2002 [A collection of 20 stories of waterfowling, each with it's link to tradition and the author's sense of humor.] 236p - illus by Jim Rataczak - f/f C$30.00 [2]
  120. Larsen, Doug. The Duck Gods Must Be Crazy - Lyons - NY - 2004 [More chuckles from Larsen in this the follow up to his best seller "Don't Shoot The Decoys" with a collection of new stories of "the waterfowling obsession".] 256p - illus - f/f C$30.00 [3]
  121. SOLD Lea, Sydney. Hunting The Whole Way Home - Univ. Press of New England - NH - 1994 [A first rate outdoor memoir of one of America's most distinguished contemporary poets who has hunted, fished & guided all of his adult life. Much on grouse & trout] 196p - f/f
  122. Leitch, W.G. Ducks & Men - Ducks Unlimited Canada - Winnipeg - 1978 [History of the first 40 yrs of Ducks Unlimited Canada] 4to - 268p - illus - many photos - records - f/f C$25.00 
  123. Levy, Bruce. Echoes On Rimrock: In Pursuit of The Chukar Partridge - Pruett - CO - 1998 1st. Edition [A wonderfully well written and often witty look at a remarkable game bird filled with well informed advise from dogs to gear to landscape necessary in hunting chukars.] 12mo - 158p - illus by David Fleming - forward by Jack Hemingway - f/f C$60.00
  124. Linduska, Joseph P. (Ed) Waterfowl Tomorrow - US Dept. Of The Interior - DC - 1964 [One of the most impressive undertakings in decades to document the importance of N.A. Waterfowl & the delicate balance between the needs of man and those necessary to sustain one of our most treasured natural resources] 770p - profusely illus, drawings, photos - fold out map - bound in blue cloth with gold lett sp & cvr - pictorial eps - f. C$8.00 [2]
  125. Linton, James & Calvin Moore - The Story of Wild Goose Jack - CBC - Canada - 1990 [Being the life and work of Jack Miner with foreword by Sir Peter Scott.] 207p - illus with photos in b/w & clr - f/f C$20.00
  126. Lundrigan, Ted Nelson. A Bird In The Hand - Countrysport - ME - 2006 1st. Edition [Lundrigan’s third book and another winner for this home grown Minnesota grouse hunter. An author who’s passion for the outdoors becomes more evident with each chapter of his lyrical writing as he shares vivid images and compelling thoughts over a range of personal experiences from his beloved Minnesota grouse coverts to the red-dust quail country of western Oklahoma, from big-water duck gunning to sharp-tail grouse hunts on the prairies of North Dakota.] 237p - beautifully illus by Bob White - f/f C$35.00 
  127. Lundrigan, Ted Nelson. Grouse And Lessor Gods - Countrysport - ME - 2002 1st. Ed [Ever since rural-Minnesota lawyer Ted Lundrigan wrote about his passion---the pursuit of ruffed grouse----in the now classic Hunting The Sun, wing shooting readers have clamored for more. Sit back and enjoy the mysteries and delights of hunting grouse with Lundrigan in his "Promised Land"] 224p - illus with the exceptional art of Bob White - f/f C$35.00 [6]
  128. Lundrigan, Ted Nelson. Hunting The Sun - (A Passion for Grouse) Countrysport - MI - 1997 1st ed. [The author a practicing attorney when not hunting grouse takes you to his favorite coverts in Northern Minnesota] 235p - illus by Steven C. Daiber - f/f C$80.00 {A very scarce title}[2]
  129. SOLDAnother - Signed by the author - f/f  
  130. MacKenty, John G. Duck Hunting - Barnes - NY - 1953 1st ed [Although a little dated, this volume offers some pretty good info, much of which holds true today] 206p - illus - gift inscription on ffep o/w vg/chipped dj C$20.00 [2]
  131. MacQuarrie, Gordon. More Stories of The Old Duck Hunters - Willow Creek - WI - 1989 [The second in a series of three books containing MacQuarrie,s timeless masterpieces of waterfowling stories some of which appeared in outdoor publications throughout the 1930's & 40's, others never previously published.] 198p - compiled & edited by Zack Taylor - f/f C$35.00 [3]
  132. MacQuarrie, Gordon. Trilogy -Willow Creek - WI - 1989 [Stories Of The Old Duck Hunters, More Stories Of The Old Duck Hunters, & Last Stories Of The Old Duck Hunters - All three of MacQuarrie's timeless treasures] all three f. in custom slip case C$95.00 
  133. Marchington, John. Game Shooting: Management and Economics - Faber - UK - 1976 1st ed [ With growing pressure on available shooting space in Britain, the author examines alternative opportunities for combining and collectively managing shooting areas and thereby cutting overheads] 104p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$16.00
  134. SOLDMartin, A.G. & F.M. Fuller Food Of Game Ducks In The United States And Canada - US Dept. of Agriculture, DC 1939 [Being a technical bulletin developed over many years as a means of identifying and documenting the proper plant foods paramount to the improvement of waterfowl breeding and feeding grounds.] 156p - 153 b/w plates - fully indexed - An extremely valuable asset to anyone interested in wetland  plant and crustacean life - wrps previous owners inked name and date as well as a small price sticker to front cover o/w vg+ 
  135.  
  136. Martin, Brian. British Game Shooting - Trafalgar - VT - 1988 1st ed [For centuries, game shooting and wildfowling have been traditional countryside & coastal pursuits in Britain. Martin, asst. editor of Shooting Times provides you with a complete overview of the sport as it is practiced today] 172p - illus with clr photos - deco eps (black grouse) f/f C$32.00 [2]
  137. Mathewson, Worth. Best Birds "Upland & Shore" - Sand Lake - OR - 2000 [The author, writer naturalist, and serious bird hunter brings to life his vast knowledge and experiences covering more than fifty years of bird hunting in this his ninth book.] 219p - illus with the exceptional art of David Hagerbaumer - marbled eps - Limited to 1000 hand numbered copies, signed by the author - f/f C$65.00 [3]
  138. Mathewson, Worth. Big December Canvasbacks - Sand Lake - OR - 1997 [Among the most popular of the modern day waterfowl gunning releases with 17 chapters of the author's experiences on the prairie and up and down the Pacific Coast with chapters on sculling, Barnegat boats, and decoys] 171p - illus with the exceptional art of Dave Hagerbaumer - bound in wine buckram with glt pictorial cvr & glt lett sp - L/E of 1000 hand numbered copies signed by the author, with duck feather laid in - f. C$125.00 [2]
  139. Mathewson, Worth. Reflections On Snipe - Sand Lake - OR - 1995 [I don't profess to read all the sporting books that come my way but I just finished this one and promptly put a copy aside for yours truly. It is a fascinating read as Mathewson takes you to some of the finest Snipe shooting grounds in the world. From the lowlands of Louisiana where the illustrious J.J. Pringle established an all time shooting record with his fascination of this tough target, to Iceland, then on to the bogs of Ireland. It is a marvelous journey, you will enjoy it.] 130p - beautifully illus by Eldridge Hardie - bound in navy buckram with a gilt pictorial cvr & glt lett sp - L/E of 600 hand numbered copies signed by the author, with snipe feather laid in - f. C$175.00
  140. Mathewson. Worth (ed) Wildfowling Tales 1888-1913 Volume 1 - Sand Lake - OR - 1998 2nd printing [A superb selection of 29 short stories from the historic waterfowling anals of the past, carefully selected by Mathewson as being among the best. There's no how to stuff here, just great reading from an era that is almost hard to imagine.] 186p - illus with the superb art of Dave Hagerbaumer - f. C$65.00
  141. Mathewson, Worth.(ed) Upland Tales - Safari - CA - 1992 [Rich and sentimental visions of the past come alive in this collection of bird hunting tales written between 1888 and 1913, a time when vast stretches of the North American continent were filled with abundant fowl, and nary another human for miles. Mathewson has assembled an exceptional collection of stories of hunting grouse, snipe, woodcock, partridge, and quail among others.] 271p - illus with chapter head drawings by John Paley - f/f C$40.00 [2]
  142. Mathewson, Worth (ed) Western Bird Hunting - Safari - CA - 1989 [An anthology of 34 true bird hunting stories from the glorious days of the late 1800's and early 1900's when an incredible abundance of game inhabited the west.] 289p - illus by Sherry Chadwell - f/f C$40.00 [3]
  143. SOLDMaxwell, Aymer Partridges And Partridge Manors - A.C. Black - UK - 1930 [First published in 1911 and republished in 1930 to include 8 new illustrations and various updates. Throughout 10 chapters, Maxwell provides the reader with a mountain of information of Britain’s long love affair with partridge shooting from a case for game-preserves, distribution and life history of the species, cookery, early records of great sportsmen of the 18th. Century including matches between England & Scotland, keepers and their work, notes from various estates summarizing shooting methods under various conditions, vermin, shooting including guns; cartridges; dogs; partridge driving; flankers; beaters; etc., statistical records; Britain & abroad & finally Old Michaelmas Day [Sept 29th.] When an hour after dawn a keepers labors begin to bare fruit.] 322p - illus with exceptional clr plates - fully indexed - vg+/ 
  144. McDaniel, John. The American Wild Turkey - Lyons - NY - 2000 [Loaded with turkey-hunting anecdotes gleaned from a lifetime of experience, "The American Wild Turkey" not only entertains, but teaches through example. Remarkable insight on the finer points of habit & lore, technique, calling, and guns & gear.] 248p - f/f C$40.00 [2]
  145. McIntosh, Michael. Traveler's Tales - Down East - ME - 1997 [The Wanderings of a bird hunter and sometime fly fisherman. McIntosh shares memories of his adventures afield and of the people he has shot & fished with.] 302p - f/f C$32.00 [2]
  146. Mendall, Howard L. & Clarence Aldous. The Ecology and Management of The American Woodcock - Gunnerman - MI - nd. [A lovely reprint of the famous work undertaken by the authors with financial support from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game, The University of Maine, The American Wildlife Institute, and The US Fish & Wildlife Service in 1943.] 201p - illus - limited to 1025 hand numbered copies - f. C$32.00 [2]
  147. Mercier, Judith. Duck: An Outer Banks Village - Blair - NC - 2001 [The story of one of North Carolina's premier hunting & fishing villages and the onslaught of development and newcomers that has forever altered the community.] 12mo -192p - illus with photos - f/f C$25.00 
  148. Michener, James A. The Watermen - Random House - NY - 1979 [Selections from his great novel "Chesapeake", a unique undertaking by the author as The Waterman has a unity of it's own and it's enjoyment is not dependent on knowledge of Chesapeake. It is the story of the bay and it's wildlife, but especially the watermen and their activities - hunting, oystering, racing, and fighting.] 193p - illus by John Moll - mapped eps - f/f C$24.00 [2]
  149. Miller, Stephen M. Early American Waterfowling 1700’s - 1930 - Winchester - NY - 1986 [Two centuries of literature and art devoted to America’s favorite hunting sport.] 4to - 279p - illus - f/f C$65.00                                                                                                                                  
  150. Muderlak, Ed. When Ducks Were Plenty - Safari Press - CA - 2000 [A collection of some 50 odd stories gathered by Muderlak from thousands of periodicals and hundreds of books that are among the best ever written on the early duck hunting days in North America.] 384p - illus. with early photos - (This release from Safari is among the best waterfowling books to hit the market in several decades and is packed with great reading) f/f C$45.00 
  151. Mulak, Steven. A Brief Autumn's Passage - Coutrysport - ME - 2003 1st. edition [For all those whose passions run to the stylish work of a good pointing dog and the heart-stopping roar of grouse wings, fall isn't just their favorite season. It is the season. A Brief Autumn's passage is such a season as Mulak walks you through fifty-seven days of a recent fall's hunting.] 256p - illus - f/f C$35.00 
  152. Mulak, Steve. Wings of Thunder - Countrysport - AL - 1998 [In this modern look at the ancient ritual, the author a gifted & witty writer examines every aspect of New England grouse hunting as it is today.......The bird & it's habits, the hunter & dog, guns & loads, techniques, sporting clay practice, clothing & equipment + a chapter on cooking & conservation.] 191p - illus by the author - f/f scarce title C$140.00 [2]
  153. Nickerson, Sir Joseph. A Shooting Man's Creed - Swan Hill - UK - 1998 [Increasingly since his death in 1900, Nickerson has been recognized as the finest game-shot of his generation and among the greatest ever. Shooting was something of a religion for JN as he was widely known and he loved the rituals, it's discipline, challenges, & demands. For JN, the management of a shoot, the rearing of the birds, their release and the most challenging ways of driving them was almost as absorbing as shooting itself. His own shoots of pheasants at Rothwell in Linconshire, of grouse in North Yorkshire and Durham of partridge at Rothwell and in Spain and wildfowl in the Humber Estuary were invariably of the highest quality.] 230p - illus with early photos - fully indexed - f/f C$45.00 [2]
  154. Norman, Geoffrey. The Orvis Book Of Upland Bird Shooting - Lyons - NY - 1985 1st. edition [Strategies designed to help you become an accomplished bird shooter.] 155p - illus by Richard harrington - f/dj has a bit of shelf wear but shows nicely under a new brodart protective cover C$12.00 
  155. Norris, Dr. Charles C. Eastern Upland Shooting  - Countrysport - MI - 1989 [A fancier of fine guns, blooded dogs, and a promoter of sporting ethics, Dr. Norris epitomized the Eastern sportsman of the first half of the twentieth century.This is a lovely reprint of the author's classic 1946 work with a new forward by his close friend George Bird Evans.] f/dj scuffed and repaired [barely noticable] C$36.00 [2]
  156. Nunnery, Gene. The Old Pro Turkey Hunter - Portals - LA - 1990 1st. edition [Ben Rodgers Lee of Coffeeville, Alabama & Jack Dudley of Dekalb, Mississippi both said this book is one of the best ever written on the true nature and challenge offered a hunter by the great American Wild Turkey. Both of these men are world champion wild turkey callers, both are professional wild turkey guides, both are US nationally known wild turkey authorities. Little more can be said.] 144p - illus with pen and ink drawings by Norman C. Miller, Jr. - pos o/w f/vg+ C$32.00
  157. Nye, Russell Scudder. Scientific Duck Shooting In Eastern Waters - Independent Press - Fallmouth, MA - 1895 1st. Edition [Among the scarcest of all known waterfowling titles. Nye, a native of Fallmouth, MA produced this work to recount his entertaining adventures gunning principally blackduck over live decoys on the legendary marshes of Cape Cod.]  16mo - 116p - bound in publishers blue/green cloth with glt titles - minor discoloration to spine and lower cover edges, hint of foxing to end papers o/w square & tight with no torn or stained pages vg+ C$900.00
  158. Osborne, Owen O. Duck Hunters Are Nuts - Privately Printed - Lewiston, ME - 1971/72 [Owen Osborne a former sports editor of the Bangor Daily News had gunned waterfowl up and down Maine's coastal and inland waters for over 40 years when he wrote the twenty-two short stories contained in this entertaining and scarce work. Those of you who hunt waterfowl, particularly in the late season will I am sure come to the same conclusion as the author. There is a certain magnetic madness about climbing out of a warm bed at 4 am and wandering out into the cold wet darkness.  136p - illus by Tom Hennessey - f/f C$12.00 [69]
  159. Another - signed by the author - pictorial end papers - f/ndj as issued C$20.00 
  160. Parker, Eric. Elements Of Shooting - Field Press - UK - nd circa 1924 [A interesting and early treatise on shotgunning principally for upland birds with much on habit and specific chapters on grouse, partridge, pheasant, woodcock, snipe, pigeon, etc.] 308p - beautifully illus including 10 clr plates by the author - fully indexed - bound in original green cloth with glt titles - tiny bit of chipping to cover and spine, pos on ffep o/w vg. C$32.00
  161. SOLD Peters, W. Austin. Feathers Preferred - Stackpole - PA - 1951 1st ed [The author, a native of Kingston, Ontario, & former Pres. of the OFAH on his boyhood through later yrs gunning ducks, geese, grouse, moose & deer in Ontario. The 2nd part of the book is an account of his great interest in raising wildfowl at his rural Kingston property] 198p - pos o/w vg/ndj  
  162. Phillips, John E. Complete Turkey Hunting - Grolier - NY - 1988 {The author, a writer with a sense of humor points out that a turkey can stand behind a tree a lot longer than a hunter can hold up a 9 lb shotgun. Phillips shares his secrets with his readers] 318p - photos - f/f C$20.00
  163. Pirnie, M.D. Michigan Waterfowl Management - Game Division, Dept. of Conservation - MI - 1935 [Being a report on the status of waterfowl common to the state during the migratory process with much on individual species, current status, natural predators & predator control, hunting, refuges & sanctuaries, waterfowl management planning, duck foods & planting problems, propagation & restocking. Dr. Pernie was the staff ornithologist for the state of Michigan before becoming Director of the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary for Michigan State College.] 328p - illus with numerous charts, foldout maps, photos - bound in green cloth with glt lett sp & glt pictorial cvr - A few marks to the cvrs, slight wear to front cvr corners - pos on ffep o/w vg. C$24.00 [2]
  164. Reed, Chester. American Game Birds - pp - Mass. - 1912 [Over 100 American game-birds illustrated in natural color together with a description of each.] 12mo - 64p - illus - fully indexed - rebound in original pictorial cvrs with new eps - vg+ (a little gem) C$40.00 
  165. Reiger, George. The Wildfowler's Quest - Lyons & Burford - NY - 1989 [40 yrs of wandering with America's foremost wildfowler in pursuit of ducks, geese, turkey, woodcock, & snipe] 270p + 19p photo album - illus by Joe Fornelli - f/f C$16.00 [4]
  166. Rice, F. Philip & John Dahl. Game Bird Hunting - Harper & Row - NY - 1965 [Covers all important waterfowl & upland birds in NA, identification, habits, distribution, characteristics of each. Locating & attracting birds, flushing, marking, jump-shooting, wing shooting, equipment, etc.] 190p - illus - fully indexed - wrps - f. C$10.00
  167. Robinson, Jerome B. In The Turkey Woods - Lyons - NY - 1998 [Practical expert advise on all aspects of turkey hunting from calls to decoys to guns. ] 207p - illus - f/f "High praise for this book from the experts" C$28.00 [6]
  168. Rue, Leonard, Lee lll. Game Birds Of North America - Harper & Row - NY - 1976 [Complete details on 75 species] 4to - 490p - illus, photos + clr frontis (Green-Wing Teal) + numerous clr paintings by Doug Allen - f/vg+ C$16.00
  169. SOLD Russell, Dan M. The Dove Shooter's Handbook - Winchester - NY - 1974 [A complete guide to America's top game bird] 12mo - 256p - illus - f/f  
  170. SOLD Rutledge, Archibald. Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways - Wilderness Adventures - MT - 1998 [The great bird dog & wingshooting stories included in this collection have only appeared in early magazines such as Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, or in some of Rutledge's oldest and rarest books. Jim Casada has done a masterful job of editing this great author's best works for inclusion in this volume.] 173p - illus with the lovely art of Brett Smith - f/f 
  171. SOLD Saile, Bob. The Sultan of Spring - Lyons Press - NY - 1998 [Saile's first book and a good one. As Joe Vance puts it, "Saile captures the feel of wild turkey hunting, its sounds and sights. He knows the moment when you can't tell if the sound you hear is a gobbler drumming just over the edge....or your heart. Profound thanks go to wild turkeys for being what they are and to Bob Saile for being their interpreter."] 163p - illus by Eldridge Hardie - f/f 
  172. Schley, Frank. Frank Schley's American Partridge & Pheasant Shooting - Arno Press - NY - 1967 [A nice facsimile reprint of a great American classic first published in Maryland in 1877.] 222p - illus - f/f C$28.00
  173. Seymour, Norman. Living A Dream: The Education of A Duck Hunter - Minnesota Waterfowl Assoc. - MN - 2002 1st. ed. [The professional reviewers of this marvelous work share an opinion that it is unquestionably the most important book of its gender in decades. It's a wonderful blend of duck hunting lore and natural history of the birds themselves that thoroughly examines and even dares to question what is being done by state, federal agencies, and private interests to maintain waterfowl populations. Only an accomplished wildlife biologist who loves ducks and loves hunting them could have written such a book, Norman Seymour is such a man. Every waterfowl hunter who is concerned about the future of his sport will find this book engaging.] 278p - illus with the exceptional original art of John House - f/f C$40.00 [2]
  174. Seigne, J.W. A Bird Watchers Note Book - Philip Allan - UK - 1930 1st. edition [Being studies of Woodcock, Snipe, & other birds including chapters on vermin from both the shooter's and bird lover's points of view.. After many years of shooting, the author turned his property at County Kilkenny, Ireland into a sanctuary, chiefly to study woodcock . ] 226p - illus with the exceptional drawing of Philip Rickman including a wonderful clr frontis of two woodcock - fully indexed - rebound in forest green buckram with fresh end papers and original glt decorated spine cover laid down - uncut pages slightly browned and a bit of foxing to title pages o/w vg C$68.00
  175. Sheldon, William G. The Book of The American Woodcock - Univ. Of Mass. Press - MA - 1967 1st. Edition. [One of the most complete and informative studies of ole timberdoodle ever undertaken.] 227p - illus & clr frontis by A. Lassell Ripley - pos o/w vg+/dj bit soiled and has had a couple of minor jams [shows nicely under new brodart protector C$32.00
  176. Sisley, Nick. Grouse & Woodcock - Stackpole - PA - 1981 [Field techniques, lore, & equipment by a writer who has experienced the thrill of both game birds throughout Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick & the US] 159p - illus, photos - inked gift inscription on front end paper o/w f/f C$10.00
  177. Smith, Christopher S. & Jason Smith. Waterfowling Horizons - Wilderness Adventures Press - MT - 1997 1st/ ed. [Shooting Ducks & Geese in the 21st. Century and in the words of highly acclaimed author Steve Bodio, "the best, most comprehensive, and most thoughtful books on wildfowl in print, full of things you'll find nowhere else."] 260p - illus with photos - f/f C$38.00
  178. Another - Inscribed & remarked with a pencil drawing by co-author Chris Smith - f/f C$48.00
  179. Smith, Lawrence B. American Game Preserve Shooting Garden City - NY 1937 [An in depth perspective on the development, operation, & maintenance of the private shooting preserve] 4to - deluxe ed - 175p - illus, photos & drawings - book plate of prev owner - vg/dj bit torn o/w intact. C$8.00 [2]
  180. Smith, Steve. Hunting Ducks & Geese - Stackpole - PA - 1984 1st ed. [Hard facts, good bets, & serious advice from an avid duck hunter with a master's in biology & a Ph.D. in ducks, dogs, & decoys] 150p - illus with photos & line drawings by David Roebuck - f/f C$20.00
  181. Smith, Steve. More And Better Pheasant Hunting - Winchester - NJ - 1986 [The bird, the dogs, the hunt, the guns, the places, & more.] 176p - illus - fully indexed. f/nick to head of dj spine and minor discoloration o/w vg. C$15.00
  182.  
  183.  Another- bit of edge wear to cvrs o/w vg+/ndj C$12.00
  184. SOLDSmith, Steve. Woodcock Shooting - Stackpole - PA - 1988 1st. edition [Smith combines 25 years of woodcock hunting experience, a genuine love of the bird, and his superb wit in this fascinating and informative book.] 142p - illus with photos - pos on ffep o/w f/f  
  185. Smith, William N. Marsh Tales - Tidewater - MD - 1985 first edition [Market hunting, duck trapping, and early gunning on the famous Chesapeake Bay.] 228p - illus with drawings by C.D. Clarke - [becoming quite scarce]  f/f C$60.00 [2]
  186. Sowls, Lyle K. Prairie Ducks - Stackpole - PA - 1955 1st. Edition [An early and very interesting work on the life cycle of North American waterfowl. Exceptionally researched chapters include: Overall study data; Migration and spring arrival on the Canadian Delta; Migrational homing; Home range and territoriality; Nesting terrain; Nesting season; Nesting behavior; Breeding season mortality; Renesting; Hen & brood behavior; Autumn behavior and the shooting season] 193p - illus with photos, a clr frontispiece by Peter Scott & drawings by Albert Hochbaum - f/vg C$15.00
  187. Spiller, Burton. Grouse Feathers - Premier Press - SC - 1986 [A highly collectable reprint of the author's first great contribution to grouse shooting literature.] 207p - illus by Lynn Bogue Hunt - forward by George Bird Evans - bound in full burgundy leather with glt titles and glt deco cvr. - aeg - raised bands - marbled eps - sewn in silk marker - limited to 3000 hand numbered copies - f. C$80.00 [2]
  188. Spiller, Burton. Grouse Feathers Again - Derrydale - MD - 2001 [A completely new collection of Spiller stories never before published in any book] 256 pgs. - illustrated - f/f C$60.00 
  189. Spiller, Burton. More Grouse Feathers - Crown - NY - 1972 [Some say Grouse Feathers was Spiller's best book, others maintain More Grouse Feathers is better, regardless, there is little question that this masterful writer did a superb job on both. This is a nice reprint of a great classic, first published by Derrydale in 1938] 238p - illus by Lynn Bogue Hunt - prev owner's nice bookplate inside front cover ow vg dust jacket bit scuffed and a small hole in front repaired, overall presentably  C$24.00 [4]
  190. Spring, Joel. Thursday's Bird - Safari - CA - 2003 1st/. Edition [A native Upstate New Yorker, Spring's passion for hunting has grown quickly. Still in his early 30's his eagerness and success in finding native ring necks in his once heavily bird populated home area and his equally developed skill of relating his experiences in print makes for some great reading.] 226p - illus - f/f C$35.00 [2]
  191. Standfield, F.G. Pheasant Shooting - Percival Marshall - UK - 1963 [Nice little Times Library edition covering all aspect of the pheasant's popularity among British shooters & keepers] 12mo - 80p - illus with photos - f. C$12.00
  192. Stanger, Margaret A. That Quail Robert - Lippincott - NY - 1966 [A delightful true story of a pet Quail that started life as a rather unpromising egg on the kitchen counter in the Cape Cod home of Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Kienzle. Robert as he became affectionately known spent his entire life with the Kienzles, living uncaged with the run of the house and grounds, retreating in sheer panic when offered freedom.] 126p - illus by Cathy Baldwin - f/vg C$12.00
  193. SOLDStevens, Martin. Grouse Shooting - Black- UK - 1939 1st ed [The author a former shooting editor of Field, has in this book condensed in readable form the main features which play an important part in the life of the red grouse from shell to shot and from gun to gourmet.] 12mo - 255p - illus with 8 plates from photos - vg/vg 
  194. Strung, Norman. Misty Mornings & Moonless Nights - MacMillan - NY - 1974 1st ed [A great waterfowlers guide by an experienced author] 253p - illus 40 photos & 30 line drawings - f/f C$8.00 
  195. Swan, Mike. Rough Shooting - Swan Hill - UK - 1997 [A celebration of the simple pleasures of "informal" shooting in an age (in Britain) dominated by the organized driven shoot. Swan reminds his readers of the quality and variety of sport which can still be enjoyed by the sportsman and his dog.] 173p - illus with b/w photos - f/f C$10.00
  196. Tapply, William G. Upland Days - Lyons - NY - 2000 First edition [50 years of bird hunting in New England. As a boy, William G. Tapply walked, literally, in the footsteps of bird-hunting legends like H.G. "Tap" Tapply, Burt Spiller, and Gorham "Grampa" Cross. Today he casts his shadow as one of the greatest sporting writers of our time. For anyone who delights in the tinkling of a dog's bell, the smell of frost-softened apples, or the sight of crimson hillsides in fall, Upland Days is a must read.] 224p - illus with photos - f/f C$35.00 [2]
  197. Taylor, John D. Gunning The Eastern Uplands - Bonasa - PA - 2004 1st. edition [Following in the footsteps of the late Dr. Charles Norris "Eastern Upland Shooting", Taylor, an award winning author of five previous books including North American Game Birds, gun-dog columnist, & frequent contributor to Gun-Dog, Wing & Show, Pointing Dog Journal & other magazines with a fresh look at upland gunning for ruffed grouse, quail, pheasants, dove woodcock & wild turkey east of the Mississippi, past, present, and the future.] 300p - illus with the beautiful drawings of Dennis Burkhart - f/f C$65.00 [2]
  198. SOLD Tebben. Jim & Josh Brooke Cote’- Angels Flying Low - Maple Book Press - MI - 1994 1st. ed. [A lovely collection of prose & poetry describing the country life and a deep affection of rural pursuits. Those of you familiar with "The Double Gun Journal" will have an appreciation of the fine art of Cote’. Pages not numbered (about 92) - profusely illus with the exceptional drawings of Josh Cote’ including a clr frontis of a heron in flight - bound in dark green textured covers with glt titles and a glt embossed woodcock - pictorial eps - limited to 2250 numbered copies signed by both Tebben & Cote’ - f. 
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  200. Thomas, B. [T.B. Johnson] The Shooter's Guide or Complete Sportsman's Companion - Richmond - UK - 1971 [A delightful facsimile reprint of a famous work first published in Britain in 1816 being a manual of instruction and we quote: A compendious view of The Game Laws; A description of the various kinds of dogs, and the best mode of breeding, rearing, and training them; with an account of the diseases to which they are liable, and the best method of cure. To which are added, directions for Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Woodcock, Snipe, Hare, and Wild Duck Shooting; Particular instructions for the Juvenile Sportsman; and much miscellaneous information on the choice of Guns, Gunpowder, Shot, etc. etc.] 16mo - 264p - illus - f/f C$32.00
  201. The Natural History Museum Library. Ducks - Wordsworth - UK - 1991 [A superb selection of waterfowl prints from the London Natural History Museum's library of wildlife publications, being the works of John Gould, Alexander Wilson, & J.J. Audubon.] folio (14 ½ x 10 ¾ ) - 93p - illus in full clr - f/f C$24.00
  202. Thomas, E. Donnall. By Dawn's Early Light - Ducks Unlimited - TN - 2001 [Waterfowl hunting, retrievers, and other aspects of morning madness. Fifteen short stories of the author's personal experiences. To quote Steve Smith, "As you read this book, it will become clear to you if you haven't tasted his work before, that Don Thomas is what we have too few of in the outdoor writing business: a sensitive, introspective, highly skilled sportsman who cares for the birds, the dogs, and what someone once called 'the gentlemanly comings and goings' of the sporting life."] 190p - illus by Harold Roe - f/f C$30.00 
  203. Underwood, Lamar. Hunting The Southlands - Amwell - NJ - 1986 [Forty exciting stories by the cream of sporting literature under six separate chapter headings. Dove, Turkey, Waterfowl, Deer, Quail, & Mixed bag.] 550p - illus with original artwork by Jere Williamson - bound in green leatherette with gold pictorial cvrs & gold lett sp - L/E of 1000 signed copies - f. in sc C$96.00
  204. Underwood, Lamar (ed) The Bobwhite Quail Book - Amwell - NJ - 1981 [As the late Gene Hill points out in the forward to this exceptional collection of Quail stories, Underwood is among the most passionate quail men he has met and his selection for this volume is unquestionably the most exciting collection of stories every penned on the subject by an incredible host of legendary writers including greats like Archibald Rutledge, Nash Buckingham, Hal Sheldon, Havilah Babcock and others.] 442p - illus with drawings by Don Shoffstall - C$48.00 
  205. Underwood, Lamar (ed) The Duck Hunter's Book - Lyons - CT - 2004 [An excellent anthology that includes: Annabel, Buckingham, Claflin, Heilner, Holland & more] 607p - illus with drawings by Tom Hennessey -  wrps - f. C$20.00
  206. Vance, Joel M. Bobs, Brush, And Brittanies - Lyons - NY - 1997 [A gifted story teller recounts a long love affair with quail hunting. Not only a good read but an excellent guide to hunting the prince of gamebirds] 207p - illus by Christopher Seubert - f/f C$30.00 [4]
  207. Waddington, Richard. Grouse - Shooting and Moor Management - Faber & Faber - UK - 1958 1st ed [A very critical look at shooting driven grouse and managing the red grouse resource] 193p - bound in tan cloth with gold lett sp - the lettering on the sp has faded o/w near f. C$10.00
  208. Walrod, Dennis. Grouse Hunter's Guide - Stackpole - PA - 1985 [Solid facts, insights, & observations on how to hunt them, with a chapter on preparing & cooking grouse] 192p - illus - f/f C$20.00 [3]
  209. Walsh, Harry M. The Outlaw Gunner - Tidewater - MD - 1978 [The colorful story of "market gunning for waterfowl" in both it's legal and illegal phases on Virginia & Maryland's famous eastern shores.] 178p - illus with over 150 exceptional photos - previous owner's nice bookplate inside front cover - ff C$32.00 
  210. Walsh, Roy E. Gunning The Chesapeake - Tidewater - MD - 1983 [Duck & goose shooting on the Eastern shore including a chapter on decoys & their makers] 4to - 117p - illus - vg. C$20.00 [2]
  211. Waterman, Charlie. Field Days - Countrysport - MI - 1995 1st ed [Thirty-five irrepressible tales of fly fishing, wing shooting and the great outdoors] 226p f/f C$30.00 
  212. SOLD Waterman, Charlie. Gun Dogs & Bird Guns - GSJ Press - MA - 1986 1st. edition [Twenty-five of the late author’s exceptional stories] 219p - illus by Fred Thomas - f/f 
  213. Waterman, Charlie. Hunting Upland Birds - Winchester - NY - 1972 1st. Ed [Grouse, Woodcock, Pheasant, Chucker, Quail, Turkey, & more with an author who's done it all.] 311p - illus -  f/f C$20.00 [3]
  214. Waterman, Charlie. The Part I Remember - Winchester - NY - 1974 1st ed [48 short stories—mostly funny, all true—of the outdoor life, by a master outdoorsman and incomparable storyteller] 199p - illus by J.M. Roever - pos on ffep & another on front paste down - o/w vg /vg C$24.00
  215. Waters, Tom E. Timberdoodle Tales - Safari - CA - 1996 [Waters shares his adventures of years of gunning woodcock in the alder swamps and wild pastures of northern Minnesota ] 220p - illus by Charlie Johnston - f/f C$30.00 [3]
  216. Watson, Alfred E.T. The Pheasant - Ashford - UK - 1986 [A lovely reprint of a much earlier Fur, Feather & Fin Series (1895) being a compendium of the game birds natural history, shooting, & cookery] 12mo - 265p - frontis, illus title page + 9 plates by Archibald Thorburn - bound in green buckram with gold lett sp & gold pictorial cvr - f. C$10.00
  217. Wesley, David E. & William Leitch (ed's) Fireside Waterfowler - Stackpole - PA - 1987 [Fundamentals of Duck and Goose ecology. A Ducks Unlimited Book.] 352p - illus by Glenn D. Chambers - fully indexed - underscoring to a couple of chapters and a few margin notes o/w f/vg+ C$10.00
  218. Wildfowl - The Magazine For Duck & Goose Hunters - (1st Issue Aug/Sept 1985) f. C$12.00We have other back issues of Wildfowl at C$6.00 each, 
  219. Wildfowler [Lewis Clement] Public Shooting Quarters - Grayling - UK - 1995 [Originally published in 1881 a a means of describing for sportsmen, a list of locations where willdfowl and other shooting might be obtained throughout England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, as well as Holland, Belgium, & France. This is a very interesting read with excellent discriptions of what one should expect in terms public access, accomodation, and what might be expected in terms of success in the various locations.] 193p - illus with five early photos as well as 10 pages of early sporting advertizing to the rear - bound in green cloth with gold titles - limited to only 300 copies - very slight discoloration to cover edges o/w vg+/ndj issued C$56.00
  220. Williams, Ben O. Hunting The Quails of North America - Willow Creek - WI - 2001 1st. Edition [This book is not only about hunting game birds, bird dogs, and bird guns, although they have been an important part of William's life. It's also about each birds origin, distribution, life cycle, behavior, habitat, food, and daily routine. Six species of quail are covered, each discussed in terms of when Williams first hunted them and how he hunts them today.] 4to - 160p - illus. by Chris Smith and with the exceptional clr photography of the author - f/f C$40.00
  221. Williamson, Henry. The Phasian Bird - Little Brown - MA - 1950 1st ed [A born naturalist & great story teller, the author takes you through the life of "Chee-kai" a hybrid pheasant at Norfolk, England. Chee-kai's will to survive became a symbol of vitality with young airmen who during WW ll, winged their way across the Channel on nightly raids & gunned pheasants on their days off] 276p - vg+/vg C$10.00
  222. Williamson, F. Phillips (ed) Waterfowl Gunners Book - Amwell - NJ - 1979 [Not a "how-to-get-your-limit" compendium but rather a selection of what Williamson considers good writing on the subject , much from an earlier era. His selection includes 29 such writings in 3 parts. Part 1 (1855-1917) Part 2 (1922-1939) Part 3 (1945-1979 + an epilogue (a look ahead).] 281p - bound in blue leather with glt lett sp & cvr deco - clr frontis & original illus. by Don Shoffstall - L/E of 1000 numbered copies produced for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited - signed by the author, the illustrator, as well as the president of the NSFL - f. in sc C$100.00
  223. Willock, Colin - Duck Shooting - Vista - UK - 1962 1st. edition [A long time British waterfowler who shot his first fowl on the North Kent salt marshes at an early age recounts some of his personal experiences and reflects on the various types of waterfowling throughout Britain with chapters on species and fowling guns including an account of "punting" or punt gunning as it was known in America. A notable highlight in this book is the inclusion of Mrs. Willock's cooking tips for wild duck.] 12mo - 120p - illus - pos & bookshop sticker on end paper o/w f/vg+ C$28.00
  224. Willock, Colin. Kenzie (The Wild~Goose Man)- Country Book Club - UK - 1972 [The life story of Kenzie Thorpe, professional waterfowler & guide to the Linconshire Saltings where he has studied geese at dawn and dusk for over 35 years. Much on gunning the British salt marshes & fending off poachers.] 160p - illus with drawings by the author and John Lathey - slightly cocked o/w near f/vg+ C$16.00
  225. SOLD Willock, Colin. The Bedside Wildfowler - Deutsch - UK - 1966 1st. Edition [Interesting account of waterfowling in Britain westerday & today including battery shooting and punt gunning.] 216p - illus - f/f 
  226. Woods, Shirley E. Jr. Gunning for Upland Birds & Wildfowl - Winchester NY - 1976 [The author's story of how he & his brother, accustomed to the very best in private club shooting were forced to find their own way when the welcome mats were no longer out following the untimely death of their father, founder of the famous Woods Mfg. Co. in Ottawa] 194p - illus - f/f C$20.00 
  227. Woolner, Frank. Grouse & Grouse Hunting - Crown - NY - 1970 [History, habits, habitat, & methods from one of the all time greats.] 192p - illus - f/vg+ C$24.00 [3]
  228. Woolner, Frank. Timberdoodle - Lyons - NY - 1987 [A thorough & practical guide to the American woodcock and woodcock hunting, written by a legend in the upland world.] 168p - illus - f/f  C$16.00