THE NEW WILDFOWLER IN THE 1970'S. Edited by Noel M. Sedgwick, Peter Whitaker and Jeffery Harrison...
1970 1st edition thus. Large 8vo (157 x 239mm). Pp350. Colour plates by Peter Scott, colour and b/w photographs, illustrations, end-paper maps, H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T. Introduction by the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mansfield. Preface by Peter Scott, C.B.E". This is a heavily revised and extended new edition of the original The New Wildfowler, first published in 1961. A comprehensive handbook with sections on wildfowl identification, legislation, guns and equipment, food and migrations, rearing and ringing, reserves and conservation, cookery and taxidermy, and famous wildfowlers of the past. Chapters include: Wildfowling and the law (two chapters); Wildfowl and wader identification and distribution, hybridization; The migrations of British geese and ducks; Food habits of of wildfowl in Britain; Clothes and equipment; Guns and cartridges; The wildfowler's dog; Shore shooting; Punt-gunning; Inland marsh shooting; Etiquette and safety on the marsh; The wildfowler in Eire; Wildfowl conservation in Ireland; Rearing wild duck; Ringing a duck; WAGBI duck to supplement wild populations; Goose conservation; National wildfowl refuges; Local reserves; Management of reserves by WAGBI and its clubs; National wildfowl counts; The status of wild geese in Britain and Ireland; Conservation and bird protection; International co-operation in the conservation of wildfowl and wetlands; The North American wildfowl situation; Control of predators; Wildfowl in captivity; The diseases of wildfowl; Wildfowl taxidermy; Wildfowl cookery; Famous wildfowlers of the past; A bibliography of wildfowl and wildfowling. Many good names contributed to this book, including: Peter Turner, William Brotherston, James Harrison, Hugh Boyd, peter Olney, Peter Whitaker, Gough Thomas, Peter Moxon, Arthur Cadman, J.A. Field, Noel M. Sedgwick, Bill Powell, John Wardell, Jeffery Harrison, Bill and Harry Mouland, Major-General C.B. Wainwright, Jim Ellwood, John Ruxton, E. Max Nicholson, Barry Bailey, George Atkinson-Willes, Malcolm Ogilvie, Philip Brown, Peter Conder, Geoffery Matthews, Charles Swan, Edmund Gleadow, Arthur Jennings, Pamela Harrison, Henry James.
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|Author||Sedgwick (Noel M.), Whitaker (Peter) and Harrison (Jeffery), Editors.|
|ISBN||0257652272 / 0257652272.|
|Book Description||End-paper corner-snipped. Good-plus in used dust-wrapper.|