This is the first in an exciting new series of books produced on behalf of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation by Quiller Publishing.
Wildfowling calls for hardiness, patience, a willingness to learn and the ability to be content with a small bag or none at all. And yet, of all shooting, it is the most romantic, potentially the most dangerous and many would say represents the purest form of hunting.
This indispensable guide provides the reader with an introduction to the sport and covers all aspects of wildfowling: quarry species; equipment and clothing; gns; reconnaissance; roosting; flightlines and tactics on the marsh. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams it is a succinct and practical guide to the sport.
'The book is designed to guide beginners through the quagmire of questions they neeed to have addressed before embarking on a wildfowling expedition. All the essentials are covered from the type of clothing and safety kit needed to how to access the marshes and the theory behind timing tides.'
'Pitched at enthusiastic novices, this 106-page hardback book demystifies the aura surrounding romantic ideals of the solitary fowler wading under moonlight in silver creeks. If you want to get at the basics, the history of the sport and its fundamental techniques, read this book.'
'It offers a comprehensive view of the sport and much excellent advice for those looking to make it to the foreshore for the first time.'
'Well laid out and beautifully illustrated, using colour photography and pencil drawings.'
"BASC has a long acquaintance with wildfowling, and it certainly shows in this excellent handbook which is equally useful on this side of the Atlantic. Any beginner will profit from the suggestions on equipment, ?going onto the marsh,? dogs and techniques; the most experienced will enjoy the illustrations and will profit from the safety tips, particularly the dangers of tides and hypothermia".
Greenwich Times, Connecticut, USA