A Rough-Shooting Dog
Reflections from Thick and Uncivil Sorts of Places
Rough-Shooting Dog by Charles Fergus
Book DescriptionA Rough-Shooting Dog is the compelling account of a man and his best friend--an English springer spaniel named Jenny. The author chronicles the training and first hunting season of his beloved canine friend and hunting companion, taking the reader into the field in pursuit of woodcock, pheasant, and grouse--noting that the two are a team and must work closely together in order to be successful hunters. Fergus discusses the roughshoots: cattail slough, beaver pond, alder jungle, and old orchards--all the while teaching the reader a little about life.It is a book about the dramas, joys, and frustrations of hunting with a dog--and a reflection about land, wildlife, and the ways in which these facets of the natural world can be experienced fully through upland bird hunting. A Rough-Shooting Dog won't disappoint.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781592288571
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: The Lyons Press
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Fergus
Turtles, Paperback (August 2007)
Explains the physical adaptations that allow the creature to live inside a hard protective shell. This book explores the range of habitats occupied by different species of turtles in North America and examines feeding, reproduction, and hibernation in turtles. It gives tips on how to observe turtles.
Bears, Paperback (October 2005)
Feared and reviled by many, bears are woefully misunderstood creatures. This natural history guide clears up the misconceptions about the animals, and offers a glimpse into their extraordinary lives. It also examines the difficulties that bears and humans often have coexisting, and gives guidance on how to act should you encounter a wild bear.
Wildlife of Virginia and Maryland, Paperback (August 2003)
Documents mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Includes over 100 line art illustrations.
Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Charles Fergus
An in-the-field identification guide to more than 40 common mushrooms of the northeast, including detailed descriptions of what to look for and what to avoid. 70 illustrations.
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Author Biography - Charles Fergus
Charles Fergus has published sixteen books and numerous articles in magazines and newspapers. He lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with his wife, Nancy Marie Brown, who is also a professional freelance writer, along with two Icelandic horses and a pair of hunting dogs: a springer spaniel named Caillie and a wicked young English cocker named Havoc. Joe Fornelli, whose superb illustrations grace this book, is one of America's leading sporting artists. He lives in Illinois.
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