"WHAT IS IT THAT CONFERS THE NOBLEST DELIGHT? What is that which swells a man's breast with great pride above which any other experience can bring him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding in the human eye has not been seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to a discovery of great thought-an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightnings carry your messages. To be the first-that is the idea...." There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?

MARK TWAIN
The Innocents Abroad (1869)



About our Name...
The king of upland game birds, the ruffed grouse, wears the scientific name Bonasa umbellus.
     Bonasa means "like a bison," and refers to the bird's drumming mating call sounding like a thundering herd of buffalo. Umbellus describes the umbrella-like Elizabethan ruff of black feathers around the bird's neck....
OUR BOOKS & PRINTS

HUNTING NORTH AMERICA'S UPLAND BIRDS
John D. Taylor • Denny Burkhart Illustrations

 

Table Of  Contents

 

Introduction

Chapter 1

The Land

Chapter 2

Doves

Chapter 3

Ruffed Grouse

Chapter 4

Western Grouse

Chapter 5

Woodcock

Chapter 6

Bobwhite Quail

Chapter 7

Western Quail

Chapter 8

Pheasants

Chapter 9

Chukars & Huns

Chapter 10

Turkeys

Chapter 11

The Dogs

Chapter 12

The Guns

Chapter 13

People Who Hunt

Chapter 14

Completing the Cycle

Bibliography

Index