My Dogs and Guns

"Over the decades I've developed the impression that John Graves is the most honest writer in America, and also one of the best. Here is further evidence.

My Dogs and Guns

Author: John Graves

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602390290

Page: 96

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"Over the decades I've developed the impression that John Graves is the most honest writer in America, and also one of the best. Here is further evidence." --Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall My Dogs and Guns pairs two memoirs--two halves of an outdoorsman's heart. First is "Blue and Some Other Dogs," the story about Graves's favorite Basque-Australian sheep dog, Blue. Second is "Guns of a Lifetime" which is a nostalgic chronicle of the guns Graves has owned, beginning with a "rusted and cylinderless" revolver. "So here are the stories," Graves writes. "They are not all 'nice' tales in contemporary terms. Political correctness, as presently defined, may be perpetrated here and there, though I hope no parts will seem like the maunderings of a Deep South redneck. But if they do, the hell with it. I am too old to fret about such matters." It is delightful, hardy prose from a treasure of a writer. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Picking Your Shots and Other Stories of Dogs and Birds and Guns and Days Afield

The night before , a huge wind had blown from the north and the cover was
loaded with woodcock . The birds were tired and only fluttered up ahead of my
dog . I shot the first one , then unloaded my gun and turned the day over to dog
training .

Picking Your Shots and Other Stories of Dogs and Birds and Guns and Days Afield

Author: Steve Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780811712415

Page: 155

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Essays discuss hunting dogs, grouse, geese, hunting guides, shooting diaries, first hunting trips, shotguns, and the ecology

Dog and Gun

The reason for this is obvious : you need increase of power to penetrate , which
you cannot have , if shot is proportionally ... Supposing your gun to shoot strong ,
the next thing is this evenness of dispersion ; and some guns do best with certain
 ...

Dog and Gun

Author: Johnson Jones Hooper

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Page: 99

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Game Birds and Gun Dogs

The primer was punched and the shot on its way before my responses caught up
, and I pulled the barrels up in a hopeless attempt to correct . I remember the roar
of my voice over the sound of the gun , then a scream of pain . The dog ...

Game Birds and Gun Dogs

Author: Vin T. Sparano

Publisher: Larsen's Outdoor Publishing

ISBN: 9780936513317

Page: 160

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Tales and true stories about hunters, their dogs and the upland game and waterfowl they hunt.

Why Does My Dog Act That Way

A Complete Guide to Your Dog's Personality Stanley Coren. animals and ... It was
easy for mob-related groups to contact fans and gamblers, since many of the
people who are interested in dog-fighting are also interested in guns and drugs.

Why Does My Dog Act That Way

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743277074

Page: 304

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Draws on recent scientific discoveries to analyze canine character, in a reference that explains how to assess a dog's specific traits and promote desirable behavior.

London Society

Wherever I go, I go more for pleasure than anything else, for I am taking all my
dogs and guns with me.' |Pier Majesty's —st Regiment of Foot were grieved when
they lost George Armytage, for they were fond of him; he was a popular man, ...

London Society

Author: James Hogg

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Slum and Guns

The light, glancing off the tree remains and posts made it appear as though the
trunks were men advancing in my direction. I kept rubbing and ... it took off like a
shot. With a threatening, low, rambling growl, the dog's lips were 49 Slum And
Guns.

Slum and Guns

Author: Wayne A. Pettyjohn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456818098

Page: 165

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Slum and Guns, Tales of Marines in the Great War. Consisting of several short stories, Slum and Guns describes the life and times of Marines during the Great War, from their training in the United States to the killing fields of France. Most were brave as they advanced into intense artillery and machine-gun fire, suffering heavy casualties. At other times they offered aid to their buddies, French civilians, children, and even a dog. Food was obtained where ever it could be found.

Experts on Guns and Shooting

Now, allow me to say that, speaking broadly, the following axiom may be laid
down : — ' Where dogs are used, driving is, ... these flush others, and, finally, the
original birds form part of a large pack that probably career clean away for the
day, ...

Experts on Guns and Shooting

Author: G. T. Teasdale-Buckell

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Page: 590

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My Gun My Brother

They also had savage dogs and they unleashed them on us. Their dogs were
huge: most of the time they were used for attacking both wild and tamed pigs.
Most of our transactions were done in silence. We talked among ourselves and
said ...

My Gun  My Brother

Author: August I. K. Kituai

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824863690

Page: 440

View: 951

Despite the heated competition for colonial possessions in Papua New Guinea during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the personnel required to run an effective administration were scarce. As a result, the Australian colonial regime opted for a quick solution: it engaged Papua New Guineans—often to perform the most hazardous and most unpopular responsibilities. Based on extensive interviews with former policemen, written records of the time, and reminiscences of colonial officials, this book links events involving police, villagers, and government officers (kiaps) over a forty-year period to wider issues in the colonial history of Papua New Guinea and, by extension, of the Pacific Islands and beyond.

Hunter s Fireside Book

Tales of Dogs, Ducks, Birds and Guns Gene Hill ... as much as I always dread
someone recognizing my name at a shoot or in a hunting lodge; his gun is
broken and he's sure ... If you ever meet me, tell me a funny story; or brag about
your dog.

Hunter s Fireside Book

Author: Gene Hill

Publisher: Academic Learning Company LLC

ISBN: 9780832907623

Page: 162

View: 351

How to Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves

"An easy to read & use book, helping puppy owners how easy it is to cultivate their guns dog's natural hunting talents the easy, painless, fun way & how to avoid mistakes that can Rain a good gun dog."

How to Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves

Author: Joan Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780963012739

Page: 209

View: 982

"An easy to read & use book, helping puppy owners how easy it is to cultivate their guns dog's natural hunting talents the easy, painless, fun way & how to avoid mistakes that can Rain a good gun dog."

Blazing Guns Wild Horses the Grace of God

There were times that I would just sit and talk to them like they were my best
friends. Some people say that the dog is man's best friend. To some I guess that's
true, but for me, the horse was my best friend. There is no animal more graceful
and ...

Blazing Guns  Wild Horses    the Grace of God

Author: Dana Maria Hill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145674397X

Page: 114

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This is the story of one man's amazing journey, his destination and the intervention of an almighty God. The tragic event of May 17, 1951 would change the lives of many families forever. Numerous newspaper articles have been written about that night and what took place but this story is different from anything that was ever printed. This is the event as it happened through the eyes of a 16 year old boy watching as his father was gunned down and died in front of him. James Kilpatrick escaped the hand of death as he dodged bullets standing strong and brave to protect his family. The enemy sought to destroy him but God sent angels to camp around him and protect him. That night began a long, hard journey to places unknown and dangers unseen. Come walk with me through these pages as we pull back the curtain and view the life and testimony of James David Kilpatrick. (Some names have been withheld to protect the innocent victims and their families.)

Forest and Stream

Game Bag and Gun . on some days in late fall they will not let a dog get near
making our way over logs and brush ... Off to my right was an open glade , always
carries me back to the golden woods of autumn , dog is a constant source of ...

Forest and Stream

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Peterson s Magazine

How it was that I got the idea that she was a not care for the county gentry and
their daughmiddle - aged woman I hardly know , but certainly ters a jot . ... That
was worse than her fretting to raise my eyes . over my dogs , and horses , and
guns .

Peterson s Magazine

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Peterson Magazine

How it was that I got the idea that she was a { not care for the county gentry and
their daughmiddle - aged woman I hardly know , but certainly ters a jot ... That
was worse than her fretting to raise my eyes . over my dogs , and horses , and
guns .

Peterson Magazine

Author: Charles Jacobs Peterson

Publisher:

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View: 510

The Peterson Magazine

How it was that I got the idea that she was a not care for the county gentry and
their daughmiddle - aged woman I hardly know , but certainly | ters a jot ... That
was worse than her fretting to raise my eyes . over my dogs , and horses , and
guns .

The Peterson Magazine

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Seven Grand Gun Dogs

I'm going to walk down the platform to the next opening , ” said this new friend
who liked dogs and birds and guns . “ Get in the end seat and make him lie quiet .
” At my home in Scarsdale I had several dogs that by my standard were good .

Seven Grand Gun Dogs

Author: Ray Prunty Holland

Publisher:

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Page: 152

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The Welcome Guest

As far as the bark of my dogs can be heard , and my gun carries “ There is his
bullfinch up at the window , ” said the bailiff . “ He is around this house , the wood
is in a proper state ; the rest of it beat home . ” longed to the superintendents .

The Welcome Guest

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The Law dictionary

25 ; by the preceding qualification - act , dellroy guns , dogs , nets , & c , kept for
the destruction of 7 Jac . 1.c. 11 , their power was given to the conftable the Game
. This ftacute does not limit the number of and headborough ; and it seems that it
 ...

The Law dictionary

Author: Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins

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