Hunting the Long-Tailed Bird by Bob Bell 1975 Freshet Press

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Explore the comprehensive world of pheasant hunting with "Pheasants and Their Hunting," published in 1975 by Freshet Press. This first edition, hardcover book spans 212 enlightening pages, complemented by a rich bibliography and a selection of captivating black-and-white photographs.

It’s not just a guide about pheasants but a deep exploration of the hunting experience, from the tactics and tools to the companionship of dogs and the philosophical underpinnings of why we hunt.


  • Title: Pheasants and Their Hunting
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Publisher: Freshet Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 212
  • Dimensions: 7.25" x 10.25"
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Very good, with a sticker stain on the top corner as shown in the photos. 
Four Key Elements
  1. Uncover the essence of pheasant hunting through detailed chapters on techniques, guns, dogs, and marksmanship, enriched by historical insights on pheasants’ adaptation across the USA.
  2. Learn about the successful introduction and proliferation of pheasants in America, a journey less than a century old that has intertwined with the fabric of rural and hunting cultures.
  3. This vintage hardcover edition is both a treasure trove of knowledge and a piece of history, adorned with black-and-white photographs that bring the text to life.
  4. A vital addition to any hunter's library or vintage book collector interested in the evolution of game hunting in the United States.

    I invite enthusiasts and curious minds alike to explore the rich tradition and nuanced craft of pheasant hunting, fostering a deeper appreciation for this cherished outdoor pursuit.

    In Summation:

    "Pheasants and Their Hunting" is more than a book; it's an invitation to connect with the traditions of the past and carry them into the future. This piece is not just for collectors but for anyone who values the depth and richness of outdoor sports and their history. Don't miss the chance to own a piece of hunting heritage.


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