Modern Pheasant Hunting

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Stackpole Books, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 209 pages
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  • Completely revised and updated reference for pheasant hunters
  • Guidance on making the best use of pointing dogs and advice on guns, gear, and ammo
  • Includes a variety of pheasant recipes

In this fully revised second edition, Steve Grooms shows why pheasant hunting is still one of the most exciting and rewarding ways to spend a day with your dog and a gun. Full of essential information for beginners and plenty of wisdom for more seasoned hunters, the book explains how to identify a good gun dog, what the well-equipped pheasant hunter needs before heading out, and how to prepare your body and mind for the hunt. Also included is advice on reading the landscape and evaluating hunting pressure so that you have the best chance of bagging the bird. Though pheasant were until recently dismissed as easy prey, Grooms champions the bird as a quick-witted and unpredictable target, and those who recognize the sport for what it is-challenging, absorbing, and exhilarating-will find this book a vital reference.

 

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Contents

The Challenge
1
Dogs
11
Guns and Ammo
27
The WellPrepared Hunter
45
A Place to Hunt
59
The Hunting Party
77
Pheasant Behavior
89
Weather
101
Hunting Pressure
119
Bagging the Birds
129
Hunting the Landscape
141
Fine Points of the Game
155
Pheasants for the Future
167
Some You Remember
181
Pheasant on the Table
199
Copyright

Cover
109

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About the author (2005)

Steve Grooms is an editor and freelance writer with hundreds of articles to his name. A lifelong hunter, he has been flushing pheasants for nearly fifty years. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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