Waterfowling Vignettes Books

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Waterfowling Vignettes Books

A life without stories would be no life at all. And stories bind us, do they not, one to another, the living to the dead, people to animals, people to land?” For the first time, here is the complete, authentic and classic glowing stories of the past, of men who knew their waterfowl when the birds were so plentiful that when they rose they blackened out the sky; when there were no closed season and no bag limits and spring shooting and baiting were allowed; when punt guns, sink boxes and live decoys were prevalent. It tells the story of the old timers, for they have voices we will never hear, so they speak to us through their written words and images. They not only teach us about the past; they also urge us to pay attention to the present, to identify what’s worth saving by telling us the tragic story of the birds’ decline. They would tell us time is running out. In addition to the written stories of the most famous waterfowling grounds in any hemisphere, this book gives a pictorial history of over 150 vintage images of old-time gunning and an illustrated record of successful old-time methods and techniques employed by waterfowlers on this continent. To future generations, it presents as accurate a picture as possible of how and why our once bountiful waterfowl were hunted. No one can read this definitive treatise without gaining a wealth of factual information and a better comprehension of one of the most important wildlife resources on our continent and the way in which it was hunted. A glimpse at the Table of Contents will indicate the tremendous scope and breath of this book, as the 54 chapters contain a generous store of fascinating and spellbinding reading. Many months and years of careful research, along with over fifty years of duck hunting, were involved in writing this book. It is a compilation of this, while also utilizing the information from my previous waterfowling books. It is hoped that it is of substantial interest to all of the present-day gunners and, especially, to conservationists and a must have for any outdoor enthusiast. I know you will receive personal fulfillment from reading this book as you connect with American natural splendor dear to the heart of waterfowlers, as the chapters are full of romanticism and factual information. 

 

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