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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136627501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136627500
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,187,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One by-product of current anti-hunting sentiment is that hunting lore gets lost in the process. In the musings of Proper, however, such literature lives on. Pheasant hunting is his focus and serves as a springboard for philosophizing on camaraderie, recreation, agricultural methods, dogs, outdoor equipment, property management, cooking, and other important facets of leisure or not-so-leisure time. Those who think hunting is hokey or barbaric have probably never read Aldo Leopold, Theodore Roosevelt, or Datus Proper. The love of land, seasons, or times of day, the old and new ways of outdoor sportsmanship, and the styles and manners by which we live are admirably explicated in these well-crafted essays. Highly recommended for hunting/natural history collections.
- Henry T. Armistead, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Lib., Philadelphia
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Just Me on October 25, 2013
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What makes this book a gem is the description of how the author hunts a particular pheasant. His dog sticks with tracking/trailing an individual bird. This changes the style and tempo of the hunt. Very interesting. Poetically written as well. Proper is a true author as well as a true hunter. Rare mix.
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