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Grouse and Lesser Gods

by Ted Lundrigan

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Ever since rural-Minnesota lawyer Ted Lundrigan wrote about his passion -- the pursuit of ruffed grouse -- in the now classic Hunting the Sun, wing- shooting readers nationwide have clamored for more. At long last, here it is.In Grouse and Lesser Gods, Ted will take you deep into the mysteries and delights of his home coverts, all part of an extraordinary piece of property -- the Promised Land -- that he now owns and hunts. You'll watch the field work of talented dogs like the English setter Salty and the feisty Labrador retriever Dixie; thrill to the explosive flush of the grouse and the erratic, twittering flight of the woodcock; and panic as the noise bursting from the thicket in front of you isn't your gun dog but an angry she-bear.Above all, you will come to know the brooks and swamps that shape and define Ted's Promised Land and, indeed, his love of hunting. He writes of such water: Through its myriad puddles and streams, it creates a flying, bending, swishing projection of a water brotherhood in the leafy places where men and grouse wander. It is a way water has of going beyond the reach of its rivers.… (more)
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Ever since rural-Minnesota lawyer Ted Lundrigan wrote about his passion -- the pursuit of ruffed grouse -- in the now classic Hunting the Sun, wing- shooting readers nationwide have clamored for more. At long last, here it is.In Grouse and Lesser Gods, Ted will take you deep into the mysteries and delights of his home coverts, all part of an extraordinary piece of property -- the Promised Land -- that he now owns and hunts. You'll watch the field work of talented dogs like the English setter Salty and the feisty Labrador retriever Dixie; thrill to the explosive flush of the grouse and the erratic, twittering flight of the woodcock; and panic as the noise bursting from the thicket in front of you isn't your gun dog but an angry she-bear.Above all, you will come to know the brooks and swamps that shape and define Ted's Promised Land and, indeed, his love of hunting. He writes of such water: Through its myriad puddles and streams, it creates a flying, bending, swishing projection of a water brotherhood in the leafy places where men and grouse wander. It is a way water has of going beyond the reach of its rivers.

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