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The Orvis Guide to Upland Hunting


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Reid Bryant is a writer, hunter, and fisherman who serves as wing-shooting services manager for the Orvis Company. He has written for Gray s Sporting Journal and Field and Stream Online, among others. Brian Grossenbacher is among the most celebrated contemporary outdoor photographers. His work has been the anchor point for campaigns by such brands as Orvis, Yeti Coolers, and Mossy Oak, and he has been featured in nearly all of the major hunting and fly-fishing magazines. Simon Perkins is director of brand marketing for The Orvis Company, which began in 1856 as a fly-fishing and wing-shooting company and is now the nation s oldest mail-order business.


"A beautifully written and photographed resource that provides an in-depth primer for new or aspiring wingshooters, covering all aspects of upland hunting, from selecting ammunition to field dressing game birds."
-Covey Rise Magazine

"This is the essential compendium for a day in the field... covering everything from selecting ammunition to field dressing game birds. That includes the fine points of selecting and fitting a shotgun, help in finding the right field gear, tips on proper wingshooting technique from stance to gun swing, a comprehensive guide to all American game birds and dog species, ideal locations to pursue your prey and even a dose of gun safety and ethical hunting practices. Quite simply you can't, or anyway shouldn't, do without it, even if you're just starting out by shooting clay pigeons (there's a chapter on that as well). As author Bryant notes, you may just find yourself aiming to become a 'master of something rich in tradition [and] essential poetry,' following a gun dog through the Octobers of your life..."

"The Orvis Guide to Upland Hunting provides a comprehensive introduction to the sport for either newcomers or Boomers who hunted in their youth, drifted away during the family years, and now are looking to return to an upland landscape transformed by progress-for all its good and ill. Amply illustrated with color photos by Brian Grossenbacher, the book covers all the bases: birds, dogs, guns, gear, clothing, where and how to hunt, and what to do with the game once you've bagged it. Bryant is a good writer with good things ahead, and the Guide shows he's arrived."
-Shooting Sportsman

"The Orvis Guide to Upland Hunting is an extensively illustrated and expertly written resource for new or aspiring hunters to enter the realm of wingshooting. This new guide explores all aspects of upland traditions, including species descriptions, firearm selection, gear reviews, hunting dog breeds, public/private access, safety precautions, field dressing and much more!."
-Pheasants Forever

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