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Big December Canvasbacks

Big December Canvasbacks Author Worth Mathewson
ISBN-10 9781568331539
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 171
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The most exciting time of year for any waterfowler is when summer begins to wane and autumn slowly edges in. The anticipation for the upcoming season is almost too much to bear. Big December Canvasbacks is a celebration of waterfowl and the scenic places they inhabit. It is also a candid look into what motivates the waterfowler to pursue these beautiful animals. With illustrations by noted sporting artist Dave Hagerbaumer, Big December Canvasbacks should be required reading for any waterfowler.

The Last of the Market Hunters

The Last of the Market Hunters Author Dale Hamm
ISBN-10 0809320762
Release 1996-09-01
Pages 118
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In 1901, at Crane Lake, seven miles west of Illinois Highway 78, four hunters killed over eight hundred ducks in a single day. In 1902, owing to that kill, a federal limit of fifty ducks a day was established, a limit that has now shrunk to three. But limits were never for the likes of Dale Hamm and the market hunters who took waterfowl out of season and sold them to restaurants. Hamm learned market hunting from his father, Pete, and during the 1930s and 1940s, he kept his family alive by plying his twin skills: shooting ducks and eluding the authorities. At the peak of his career, Hamm poached every private hunting club along the Illinois River from Havana to Beardstown. After market hunting died out, however, he became a legendary and almost respected - if controversial - character on the Illinois backwaters. Eventually, he was invited to hunt on the same clubs from which he had once been chased at the point of a shotgun. Judges, sheriffs, and even the head of undercover operations for the Illinois Department of Conservation hunted with him, and of course, all of these hunters knew his reputation. And their reward for hunting with the most notorious poacher in Illinois? If the joy of the hunt alone were not worth the risk of a slight taint to the reputation, these hunters certainly got their money's worth from Hamm's lifetime of outdoor knowledge gained from slogging through mud, falling through ice, hunting ducks at three o'clock in the morning, dodging game wardens, and running the world's only floating tavern.

The Language of Wings

The Language of Wings Author E. Donnall Thomas Jr
ISBN-10 0981658490
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 350
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For the past decade, Thomas's "Closing Time" columns in "Ducks Unlimited" magazine have received wide critical praise. This collection of those columns also includes eight chapters and five introductory essays that have not been published previously as well as photography by the author and his wife.

Decoy Pattern Book

Decoy Pattern Book Author Keith Bridenhagen
ISBN-10 0806978988
Release 1984-12-01
Pages 127
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Offers detailed patterns for carving a variety of ducks, as well as coots, grebes, kingfishers, geese, rails, snipes, and sandpipers, and shows examples of completed decoys

Real World Whitetail Behavior

Real World Whitetail Behavior Author Jim Roy
ISBN-10 9781461661443
Release 2003-03-03
Pages 200
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Taking the controversial approach that deer hunting has become more of a "social event" than an affirmation of the more basic human need to subsist in the wild, Jim Roy proposes a simple, common sense method of stalking the whitetail that he calls "survival hunting." Some of the mysteries and myths concerning the whitetail can best be unraveled by observing the natural movements of the herd-not the more unnatural movements caused by pressure from humans or dogs. Roy breaks the deer herd down into its natural family groups, such as parental does with fawns, lone bucks, and single does of various ages, tracking their movements to and from their bedding areas based on such natural influences as wind direction and angle of sunlight. Based on over twenty years of observation at the Smithsonian Institute's Environmental Research Center on Chesapeake Bay, this revised edition of a classic will be welcomed by hunters and wildlife watchers alike.

New York Sportsman

New York Sportsman Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924090119896
Release 2000
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New York Sportsman has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New York Sportsman also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New York Sportsman book for free.

Antique Style Duck Decoys

Antique Style Duck Decoys Author Tom Matus
ISBN-10 1565232984
Release 2006
Pages 107
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Contemporary techniques to replicate the grace, flow, and imperfections found in antique-style ducks. Carving painting and aging instructions are included.

Decorative Decoy Carver s Ultimate Painting and Pattern Portfolio Dabbling and whistling ducks

Decorative Decoy Carver s Ultimate Painting and Pattern Portfolio  Dabbling and whistling ducks Author Bruce Burk
ISBN-10 156523216X
Release 2004
Pages 154
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The first volume set of expert reference books from Bruce Burk. Each portfolio features gorgeous full-size color painting charts and mixing instructions, full-size patterns, and feather detail. Highest quality digital scanning means the colors are vibrant and true to life. Spiral bound hardcovers lie flat for ease of use. More than 60 color reference photos of live birds in each volume plus championship carved birds by top carvers. Series One features 12 species of ducks.

Wings over the Great Plains Bird Migrations in the Central Flyway

Wings over the Great Plains  Bird Migrations in the Central Flyway Author Paul Johnsgard
ISBN-10 9781609620288
Release 2012-11-19
Pages 245
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"The Central Flyway has been recognized as a collective North-South migratory pathway centered on the North American Great Plains for nearly a century, but it has never been analyzed as the species that most closely follow it, or the major stopping points used by those species on their journeys between their northern breeding and southern wintering grounds. A total of 114 U.S. and 21 Canadian localities of special importance to birds migrating within the Central Flyway are identified and described in detail. Judging from available regional, state and local information, nearly 400 species of 50 avian families regularly use the Central Flyway during their migrations. Nearly 90 Central Flyway species have wintering areas parly extending variably far into the Neotropic zoogeographic realm, and at least 50 of these winter entirely within the Neotropic realm. A few of these species undertake some of the longest known migrations of all birds, in excess of 8,000 miles in each direction. Seven maps, 49 figures and over 100 literature citations are included."--Abstract.

Best Birds Upland and Shore

Best Birds Upland and Shore Author Worth Mathewson
ISBN-10 9781461750697
Release 2007-12-13
Pages 224
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In this beautifully illustrated book, Worth Mathewson vividly describes his bird-hunting adventures across North America. Over the course of thirty-nine years, Mathewson hunted all of the United States' and Canada's native upland and legal shorebird species, from the band-tailed pigeon and mourning dove to the ruffed grouse and ring-necked pheasant. His memories of these hunts, accomplished in the company of friends, family, and faithful hunting dogs, are recounted here.

The Pennsylvania Sportsman

The Pennsylvania Sportsman Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000047186576
Release 2000
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The Pennsylvania Sportsman has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Pennsylvania Sportsman also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Pennsylvania Sportsman book for free.

A journey in the seaboard slave states with remarks on their economy

A journey in the seaboard slave states  with remarks on their economy Author Frederick Law Olmsted
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590734888
Release 1861
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A journey in the seaboard slave states with remarks on their economy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A journey in the seaboard slave states with remarks on their economy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A journey in the seaboard slave states with remarks on their economy book for free.

Black Ducks Salmon Bellies

Black Ducks   Salmon Bellies Author Craig Mishler
ISBN-10 1578642183
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 256
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Black Ducks and Salmon Bellies presents a comprehensive look at two Kodiak archipelago villages with a rich cultural history that extends from prehistory to Russian America to the present day. Author Craig Mishler spent over ten years visiting these rural Native Alaskan communities in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, illuminating such diverse topics as local history, demography, political organization, kinship, and expressive culture. Documenting the changes in these two communities over recent years, Black Ducks and Salmon Bellies paints a portrait of economic development amid a distinctive, vital way of life, as interviews with elders allow readers to hear a multiplicity of voices and identities when the Alutiiq people tell their own fascinating stories.

The Ecology and Management of Wetlands

The Ecology and Management of Wetlands Author Donal D. Hook
ISBN-10 9781468483789
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 592
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This book contains the proceedings of a symposium held at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 16-20 June 1986. The seed for this symposium arose from a group of physiologists , soU scientists and biochemists that met in Leningrad, USSR in July 1975 at the 12th Botanical Conference in a Session organized by Professor B.B. Vartepetian. This group and others later conspired to contribute to a book entitled Plant Life in Anaerobic Environments (eds. D. D. Hook and R. M. M. Crawford, Ann Arbor Science, 1978). Several contributors to the book suggested in 1983 that a broad-scoped symposium on wetlands would be useful (a) in facilitating communication among the diverse research groups involved in wetlands research (b) in bringing researchers and managers together and (c) in presenting a com prehensive and balanced coverage on the status of ecology ami management of wetlands from a global perspective. With this encouragement, the senior editor organized a Plan ning Committee that encompassed expertise from many disciplines of wetland scientists and managers. This Committee, with input from their colleagues around the world, organized a symposium that addressed almost every aspect of wetland ecology and management.

The Big Change

The Big Change Author Frederick Lewis Allen
ISBN-10 9781504037501
Release 2016-07-05
Pages 271
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The New York Times–bestselling history of the first half of the twentieth century—five decades that transformed America—from the author of Only Yesterday. During the first fifty years of the twentieth century, the United States saw two world wars, a devastating economic depression, and more social, political, and economic changes than in any other five-decade period before. Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor of Harper’s magazine, recounts these years—spanning World War I, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War—in vivid detail, from the fashions and customs of the times to major events that changed the course of history. Politically, the United States grew into its own as a global superpower during these years, even as domestic developments altered the everyday lives of its citizens. The introduction of the automobile, mass production, and organized labor changed the way Americans lived and worked, while innovations like penicillin and government regulation of food safety contributed to an increase in average life expectancy from forty-nine years in 1900 to sixty-eight years in 1950. With the development of a strong, centralized government, a thriving middle class, and widespread economic prosperity, the nation emerged from the Second World War transformed in virtually every way. Richly informative and delightfully readable, The Big Change is an indispensable volume charting the many changes that ushered in our contemporary age.

The Musician s Way A Guide to Practice Performance and Wellness

The Musician s Way   A Guide to Practice  Performance  and Wellness Author Gerald Klickstein
ISBN-10 9780199711291
Release 2009-08-06
Pages 360
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In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become confident performers. Part III, Lifelong Creativity, surveys tactics to prevent music-related injuries and equips musicians to tap their own innate creativity. Written in a conversational style, The Musician's Way presents an inclusive system for all instrumentalists and vocalists to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.

Reflections on Snipe

Reflections on Snipe Author Worth Mathewson
ISBN-10 0892726164
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 130
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As Charley Waterman writes in his excellent foreword, "It is comforting that an uninformed world considers the snipe a clown or a myth, and leaves him to the few hunters who love him." Indeed, for most wingshooters, the snipe is normally an incidental take, usually--as author Mathewson points out--during waterfowl hunts. The author argues, however, that the bird is worthy quarry in and of itself. Though this shorebird may enjoy a smaller following than the always-popular timberdoodle--which it resembles in still other ways, as well--those who pursue snipe with a good shotgun and pointing dog have discovered fine sport. Reflections on Snipe is a delightful compendium of information on snipe behavior and habitats; gunning history; stories from the field; and the pleasures of hunting with good companions, whether human or canine.