This revised edition contains a wealth of practical advice from thirty leading experts in the fields of sporting, shooting, and wildfowl conservation. The natural history of the wildfowl, identification, population and migration patterns, habitat and disease are all covered. There is detailed information on such topics as the law, guns and cartridges, hides, dogs, clothes and etiquette. The book includes a number of specially commissioned paintings.
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Book Description Stanley Paul. London. (1961) 1989 1st edition thus. Large 8vo (157 x 239mm). Pp336. Colour plates and illustrations by John Paley, colour photographs, maps, extensive bibliography. Green boards, spine titled in gilt. Minor faults, slight bump to edge of boards / slight marks to end-papers and preliminaries else clean internally. Good-plus in used dust-wrapper. The latest and largest edition of the wildfowler's bible, covering all aspects of wildfowling and wildfowl conservation. Thirty-five chapters rangling from the natural history and ecology of waterfowl to handloading wildfowling cartridges, punt-gunning, wildfowl cooking and taxidermy, as well as biographies of famous wildfowlers. Bookseller Inventory # 26240