Product Description Like that earlier grouse hunter Aldo Leopold, Mark Parman takes to the woods when the aspens are smoky gold. Here, in an evocative almanac that chronicles the early season of the grouse hunt through its end in the snows of January, Parman follows his dog through the changing trees and foliage, thrills to the sudden flush of beating wings, and holds a bird in hand, thankful for the meal it will provide. Distilling twenty seasons of grouse hunting into these essays, he writes of old dogs and gun lust, cover and clear cutting, climate change, companions male and female, wildlife art, and stumps. A Grouse Hunter's Almanac delves into the mind of a hunter, exploring the Northwoods with an eye for more than just game. "Notable and quotable. Parman stakes out original territory and provides a vivid snapshot of the Northwoods."?John Motoviloff, author of Wisconsin Wildfoods: 100 Recipes for Badger State Bounties "Extremely rich and detailed. Parman puts forth original and genuine experiences."?Richard Yatzeck, author of Hunting the Edges Review "Parman's writing is insightful, fresh, and informative. Regardless of whether you hunt grouse, or not, with or without a dog, carry a 28-gauge or double shotgun, there's something in this hunter's almanac for all who enjoy autumns in the north."?Jerry Davis, syndicated outdoors columnist "Notable and quotable. Parman stakes out original territory and provides a vivid snapshot of the Northwoods."?John Motoviloff, author of Wisconsin Wildfoods: 100 Recipes for Badger State Bounties "Extremely rich and detailed. Parman puts forth original and genuine experiences."?Richard Yatzeck, author of Hunting the Edges "Parman celebrates the intricacies of grouse hunting and, through his experiences, the reader learns valuable information from dogs to habitat to gear, while being challenged by issues that need to be answered for the sake of grouse hunting's future." ? Ruffed Grouse Society blog "Pays close and wise attention to woods and habitat, to the behavior and lives of his English setters, to the ways of woodcock and grouse, and to his own thoughtful evolution as a hunter. ... A worthy addition to the grouse-hunting bookshelf." ? Gray's About the Author Mark Parman is a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Loyal Order of Dedicated Grouse Hunters. He is coauthor of Fat Tire Wisconsin: A Mountain Bike Trail Guide and teaches English and journalism at the University of WisconsinâMarathon County. He has written for Sports Afield, Pointing Dog Journal, and other outdoor magazines.