THE HISTORY OF WILDFOWLING. By John E. Marchington.

THE HISTORY OF WILDFOWLING. By John E. Marchington.

THE WILDFOWLER IN SCOTLAND. By John Guille Millais, F.Z.S., etc.

THE WILDFOWLER IN SCOTLAND. By John Guille Millais, F.Z.S., etc.

AT DAWN AND DUSK: BEING MY RECORD OF NEARLY SIXTY YEARS OF WILDFOWLING. By Colin McLean.

(1954) 1994 new edition. 8vo (142 x 220mm). Ppxiv,194. B/w photographs, maps. New introduction by the author's son. Edition limited to 300 numbered copies.

Much of the author's shooting was done on private inland waters, mostly in Norfolk. Hickling Broad, keepered by Jim Vincent, figures prominently. McLane's memoirs form a detailed record of men of leisure shooting enormousnumbers of a wide range of species including coot and sandpiper. This is not the world of Mackenzie Thorpe. The book, in fact, concludes with a 1951 coot shoot with King George at Hickling, where "the total bag amountedto 961 coot, four mallard, one teal, four tufted and four golden eye. It is perhaps fitting that these memoirs, covering just over fifty years, should end at this juncture, for it was due in no small measure to a conversation which I had with His Majesty on this day that I started to compile them. Although the majority of the days recorded naturally concern Norfolk, justly famous for the numbers and variety of its wildfowl, I have endeavoured to give a fairly wide survey of inland wildfowling during the first half of the twentieth century in many parts of the British Isles". Peter Scott has a cameo role as one of the author's pre-war shooting companions, and as such stands as a link between this former age and all that subsequently took place with wildfowl in East Anglia.
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Author McLean (Colin).
Book Code 447
ISBN B001AVZZ3U
Book Description Fine unread copy.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1994
Publisher David A.H. Grayling.
Place Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria.