America's Greatest Game Bird: Archibald Rutledge's Turkey Hunting Tales

Overview

During the first half of the twentieth century, Archibald Rutledge hunted wild turkeys in the woodlands surrounding his ancestral South Carolina plantation. He became wise in the ways of the wary creature and wrote prolifically about the sport.

In this collection, noted outdoor writer Jim Casada gathers thirty-four of Rutledge's finest turkey-hunting yarns. America's Greatest Game Bird joins Tales of ...
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Overview

During the first half of the twentieth century, Archibald Rutledge hunted wild turkeys in the woodlands surrounding his ancestral South Carolina plantation. He became wise in the ways of the wary creature and wrote prolifically about the sport.

In this collection, noted outdoor writer Jim Casada gathers thirty-four of Rutledge's finest turkey-hunting yarns. America's Greatest Game Bird joins Tales of Whitetails and Hunting & Home in the Southern Heartland to complete a trilogy of outstanding Rutledge stories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872499836
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Pages: 211
  • Sales rank: 1,022,942
  • Product dimensions: 6.23 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Casada, a nationally recognized authority on turkey hunting, is author of several books on the outdoors. He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Selection
Introduction - Archibald Rutledge: Lifelong Turkey Hunter 1
Pt. I The Way of the Wild Turkey 7
Wild Turkeys 11
Beautiful Wings 22
Wild Watchers 24
Reconnoitring 25
The Ways of the Wild Gobbler 27
Winged Mountaineers 33
Catching a Wild Turkey 37
The Great Bird Comes Back 39
Pt. II The Way of the Turkey Hunter 47
Any One's Turkey 51
Calling a Wild Gobbler 55
Talking Turkey 58
Daybreak in the Ocean 65
Ain't a God's Turkey 70
Oh, These Hunters! 74
Pt. III Memorable Hunts 77
The Bishop Earns a Gobbler 81
Gil-Obble-Obble-Obble 88
A Stalk on the Dunes 94
Big Toms in Big Timber 100
Fireworks in the Peafield Corner 107
My 339th Gobbler 112
Pt. IV Great Gobblers 119
Four Bearded Men 122
Big Tom 128
Tall Man of the Twilight 134
The Rajah of Bellefield 139
The Old Bronzed Men of the Hills 146
That Twenty-five-Pound Gobbler 150
The Rogue of Orquic Valley 157
Pt. V Magic Moments 163
Wild Turkeys of the Delta 167
Steve Knows How 173
Joel's Christmas Turkey 178
Magic on Mound Ridge 185
The Wrong Gobbler 191
The Lady Was Kind 197
Miss Seduction Struts Her Stuff 203
Bibliography 208
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