In this fully revised second edition, Steve Grooms shows why pheasant hunting is still one of the most exciting and rewarding ways to spend a day with your dog and a gun. Full of essential information for beginners and plenty of wisdom for more seasoned hunters, the book explains how to identify a good gun dog, what the well-equipped pheasant hunter needs before heading out, and how to prepare your body and mind for the hunt. Also included is advice on reading the landscape and evaluating hunting pressure so that you have the best chance of bagging the bird. Though pheasant were until recently dismissed as easy prey, Grooms champions the bird as a quick-witted and unpredictable target, and those who recognize the sport for what it is-challenging, absorbing, and exhilarating-will find this book a vital reference.
Steve Grooms is an editor and freelance writer with hundreds of articles to his name. A lifelong hunter, he has been flushing pheasants for nearly fifty years. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.