Poultry & Game

  • Authors
  • Ian¬†McAndrew

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-5
  2. Ian McAndrew
    Pages 6-8
  3. Ian McAndrew
    Pages 9-64
  4. Ian McAndrew
    Pages 65-138
  5. Ian McAndrew
    Pages 139-166
  6. Ian McAndrew
    Pages 167-196
  7. Ian McAndrew
    Pages 197-211
  8. Ian McAndrew
    Pages 212-225
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 226-232

About this book

Introduction

Poultry, but more especially game, is a subject close to my heart. Why? Wellfor the last eight years or so I have been, and indeed still am, a keen shooting man. Shooting for sport, I know, is a subject many people find disagreeable, and the an- bloodsports league is a powerful lobby. Nevertheless, it is a pastime that is becoming more and more popular as years go by and one I hope to continue enjoyingfor many years to come. Without it not only would a part of our history and culture be lost, but our wildlife would become threatened, wildlife and habitat conservancy a thing of the past, and the countryside turned into even greater areas of wheat and rape deserts. No­ one would know the pleasures of the first woodcock or the first English partridge of the season. Imagine a cold winter's morning: a thin covering of snow, the grey skies heavy with more, ready to discharge their cargo without notice. Pick up the gun, call the dogs and set out across the fields. Silence prevails. In the distance, a handful of pigeons are heading this way. Crouching in the hedgerow I wait for them to come within range. Pigeon terrine, pigeon salad with a few toasted kernels, all the menu ideas running through my head, but to no avail, I've been spotted. Truffle and Bella (my dogs) are worrying a patch of brambles, not too keen on going in. Bella scrambles in, belly flat to the ground.

Keywords

English culture lobby

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1479-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8796-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1479-0
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