Grouse Dogs is honest, practical and wise. It presents memories from dozens of hunts, with much knowledge and wisdom embedded in the tales.
Shooting Sportsman Magazine
If you want an honest account of the common agonies and infrequent ecstasy of someone who has devoted his life to hunting wild grouse, with dogs he trained for the purpose, “Grouse Dogs: A Professional Trainer’s Journal” is the real deal. Does this book belong on your library shelf? No. If you’re serious about upland wingshooting and good dog work, it should be read, left on the table and read again.
Northwoods Sporting Journal
To read this book is to grouse hunt with a dedicated grouse hunter; a very competent grouse dog trainer who shares with you his actual grouse hunting adventures and training tips as he hunts and works his dogs over wild birds.
Beyond the falling-leaves and thundering wing-images, solid training tips fill Grouse Dogs, but the reader must dig for them because the book is not laid out like a social-studies text. One straight anecdote after another fill the book a la Burton Spiller and within the collage of stories lies the protein, the meat of what the author had intended to do with the book.
Dick Weaver has devoted his life to hunting the bird and provides training and hinting tips under one cover, showing hunters how to create a great gunning dog and using his own beloved dogs as examples throughout.
James A. Cox
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