Title: Wing Shooting in New Zealand: Pheasant, ...
Publisher: A H. And A.W. Reed, Sydney, Australia
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Very Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Hardcover first printing with dustjacket, inscribed and signed by the author on the title page: "Dear Paul, My thanks for your most interesting talk on 4/6/91. I hope this shortens your tedious return flight to U.S.A. Jack Byrne. 4/6/91." Book has minor rubbing on the bottom edge and moderate soiling to the outer fore-edge of the pages, the binding is tight and clean and the contents are flawless, the dustjacket has moderate surface-rubbing as its only flaw, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 152 pages, many illustrations and photos throughout, "not only discusses the differences in technique which novice and expert alike will need to find and take their quarry, but also looks at the work that is going on to extend the range of the game and, as a direct consequence, improve the hunting". Bookseller Inventory # 034995
Synopsis: Wing Shooting in New Zealand: Pheasant, Quail, Partridge, Duck and Goose [Wingshooting]
viii, 152 pp. Black & white photographs. "Upland hunting is an American term for a form of bird hunting in which the hunter pursues upland birds including quail, pheasant, grouse, prairie chicken, chukar, grey partridge, and others. Upland birds tend to be found on the ground in heavy cover, so hunters generally employ the use of gun dogs to locate and retrieve game. Depending upon their method of work, some dogs point game and some flush game. When flushed, either by the hunter or the dog, the hunter then attempts to shoot the birds on the wing. This is also known as wingshooting. Upland hunting encompasses some of the activities that takes place in rough shooting in the UK. Upland hunters use all types of shotguns from break-breach guns to semi-automatics, and .410 bore through 12 gauge. The quintessential shotgun for upland hunting is a double barrel shotgun in a smaller gauge such as a 20 or 28 gauge. Upland guns can be extremely valuable, often commanding many thousands of dollars. In America (though not in the UK), some states require upland hunters to wear blaze orange clothing for safety. They often wear vests to carry game, though there is a recent trend toward more functional technical daypacks specifically designed for the demands of more rigorous upland hunting in remote areas. Upland hunter traditionally walk when finding game, though quail hunters in the Southern States often employ hunting buggies or vehicles due to the sparseness of game. Because of the large area that must be covered in order to find bobwhite quail many hunters employ specially designed hunting buggies to haul gear and kennels for fresh dogs. Upland hunters work specially trained gun dogs to find game. Spaniels and pointing breeds are used most often, though retrievers are worked with considerable success when hunting pheasant in many areas. Upland hunting takes place primarily...
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