|"There are two kinds of hunting: ordinary
hunting, and ruffed-grouse hunting."
Like that earlier grouse hunter Aldo Leopold, Mark Parman takes to the
woods when the aspens are smoky gold. Here, in an evocative almanac
that chronicles the early season of the grouse hunt through its end in
the snows of January, Parman follows his dog through the changing trees
and foliage, thrills to the sudden flush of beating wings, and holds a
bird in hand, thankful for the meal it will provide. .
| Distilling twenty seasons of
grouse hunting into these essays, he writes of old dogs and gun lust,
cover and clear cutting, climate change, companions male and female,
wildlife art, and stumps.
A Grouse Hunter’s
Almanac delves into the mind of a hunter, exploring the
Northwoods with an eye for more than just game.
A Grouse Hunter's Almanac
The Other Kind of Hunting
University of Wisconsin Press,