A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind Of Hunting by Mark ParmanA Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind Of Hunting by Mark Parman

A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind Of Hunting

byMark Parman

Paperback | September 12, 2017

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Like that earlier grouse hunter Aldo Leopold, Mark Parman takes to the woods when the aspens are smoky gold. Here, in an evocative almanac that chronicles the early season of the grouse hunt through its end in the snows of January, Parman follows his dog through the changing trees and foliage, thrills to the sudden flush of beating wings, and holds a bird in hand, thankful for the meal it will provide. Distilling twenty seasons of grouse hunting into these essays, he writes of old dogs and gun lust, cover and clear cutting, climate change, companions male and female, wildlife art, and stumps. A Grouse Hunter's Almanac delves into the mind of a hunter, exploring the Northwoods with an eye for more than just game.

"Notable and quotable. Parman stakes out original territory and provides a vivid snapshot of the Northwoods."-John Motoviloff, author of Wisconsin Wildfoods: 100 Recipes for Badger State Bounties

"Extremely rich and detailed. Parman puts forth original and genuine experiences."-Richard Yatzeck, author of Hunting the Edges

Mark Parman is a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Loyal Order of Dedicated Grouse Hunters. He is coauthor of Fat Tire Wisconsin: A Mountain Bike Trail Guide and teaches English and journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Marathon County. He has written for Sports Afield, Pointing Dog Journal, and other outdoor magazines.
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Title:A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind Of HuntingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 7.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299249247

ISBN - 13:9780299249243

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION - The Other Kind of HuntingEARLY SEASON1) Some August Day2) Grouse Opener3) The Bird4) Dogless5) In Praise of Old Dogs6) Scalopax Minor7) Ox8) The Cycle9) How to Hunt GrouseMIDSEASON10) Flushing Wild11) Small Presents12) Hunting with Diana, Grousing Around with Susan13) Like Trees, Walking14) Costumes15) Paul's16) On Wildlife Art17) Empty Hulls18) New Wood19) Sauntering Along20) The Mythical Bird21) Soul Food22) Acres of Goods23) Cover(t)24) Gun Lust25) Shooting Flying26) Ruffed Grouse Capital of the World27) Nine Mile Stump28) Knowing Our Limits29) Getting Lost, Staying Lost LATE SEASON30) Confessions of a Grouse Hunter31) Grouse Weather32) A Fall of Woodcock33) Things Unseen34) Black Friday35) Narratives in the Snow36) Snow37) The Beauty of Clear Cuts38) Snow Walker39) Last Day of the Season40) Gunnar's Last Hunt41) Bibliography

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"Pays close and wise attention to woods and habitat, to the behavior and lives of his English setters, to the ways of woodcock and grouse, and to his own thoughtful evolution as a hunter. ... A worthy addition to the grouse-hunting bookshelf." -Gray's