Pheasant Hunter's Harvest

Pheasant Hunter's Harvest

by Steve Grooms, Robert Halladay
     
 

Pheasant Hunter's Harvest is a celebration of pheasants, pheasant dogs, and pheasant hunting. It is a remarkably human and textured evocation of the beauty, drama, humor, and excitement of the author's avowed 'grand passion.' Grooms brings to his stories of days afield an infectious enthusiasm for the quarry and for the sport. He captures the full experience of

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Pheasant Hunter's Harvest is a celebration of pheasants, pheasant dogs, and pheasant hunting. It is a remarkably human and textured evocation of the beauty, drama, humor, and excitement of the author's avowed 'grand passion.' Grooms brings to his stories of days afield an infectious enthusiasm for the quarry and for the sport. He captures the full experience of pheasant hunting: the complex strategizing, the joys of working in partnership with a dog, the warmth of hunting friendships polished by years of time shared afield, the occasional moments of pain, the drama, the triumphs and the overall wonder of the sport. (61/4 X 91/4, 196 pages, illustrations)

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Library Journal
Grooms believes modern agricultural systems have degraded Midwestern farmland and hunting environments. Most of the book, however, is a paean to the ways pheasants and hunting have enriched his life. In Modern Pheasant Hunting (Stackpole, 1982), he pronounced judgment on equipment and tactics; here he offers series of stories illustrating his maturing awareness of quality vs. quantity issues. Like Joel Vance ( Upland Bird Hunting, LJ 6/1/82), he celebrates place and experience with passion, candid self-awareness, and an eye for detail. He seeks the moments when ``the land and the bird and the dog form a holy triangle.'' Any hunter experienced in the glory years of the 1960s will nod knowingly; the later generation may have to settle for envy. Recommended for public libraries, particularly those east of the Mississippi River.-- Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558210899
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.81(d)

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