As wild-quail populations nose-dived in the Southeast in the 1980s, relative declines on even well-managed private plantations in north Florida and south Georgia proved that they, too, were not immune.
It’s hard to foster a budding young Babcock or Ruark on an ersatz diet of pen-raised quail. While There Were Still Wild Birds: A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting, by Richard E. Rankin Jr., is one modern exception.
Esteemed historian Donald Dallas brings to life the leading British riflemaker of the Victorian Age; A glossy second take that reflects the rapidly evolving face of sport shooting and hunting in 21st Century America. A look at some of our favorite Wingshooting Books.