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A Passion for Grouse

Edited by Thomas R. Pero
Wild River Press, 425-486-3638, P.O. Box 13360, Mill Creek, WA, 98082, Contact: Thomas Pero, tom@wildriverpress.com, wildriverpress.com; hardcover, 560 pp.; $100.
At more than 560 pages, “A Passion for Grouse” is not only the biggest book about hunting ruffed grouse ever published; it is also the most impressive in at least a generation. The book blends wildlife and hunting photography with contemporary writing, interviews with hunting legends and literary tributes to iconic grouse writers, plus dozens of favorite recipes for ruffled grouse from all the contributors. “A Passion for Grouse” is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of spectacular color photographs that bring the book to life.

Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep It Fun!

By Jeff Alt
Beaufort Books, 27 W. 20th St., Suite 1106, New York, N.Y., 10011; 212-727-0222, ext. 113, Contact: Cindy Peng, cindy@midpointtrade.com; www.jeffalt.com; paperback, 240 pp.; $13.95.
This comprehensive and fun guide shows parents how to get even the most reluctant child excited about outdoor exercise and exploration from a young age. The book includes everything you need to know to hit the trail with kids, from gear suggestions to safety techniques, to kid-friendly outdoor meal ideas. Jeff Alt is a hiking expert, accomplished writer and speaker, who is also the father of two enthusiastic young hikers.

Gun Trader’s Guide, 35th Edition: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Firearms with Current Market Values

Edited by Stephen D. Carpenteri
Skyhorse Publishing, 307 W. 36th St., 11th Floor, New York, N.Y. ,10018; 212-643-6816, Contact: Oleg Lyubner, olyubner@skyhorsepublishing.com, www.skyhorsepublishing.com; paperback and e-book, 597 pp.; $29.95.
For more than half a century, this guide has served as the standard reference for gun collectors, curators, dealers and shooters. Included are extensive listings for handguns, shotguns and rifles from some of the most popular manufacturers, from Beretta to Colt to Winchester. This book offers the ultimate guide to purchasing classic or discontinued firearms, as well as for determining prices for any firearm you wish to sell or trade.

Shooter’s Bible, 105th Edition

Edited by Jay Cassell
Skyhorse Publishing, 307 W. 36th St., 11th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10018; 212-643-6816, Contact: Oleg Lyubner, olyubner@skyhorsepublishing.com, www.skyhorsepublishing.com; paperback and e-book, 600 pp.; $29.95.
For nearly 90 years, the “Shooter’s Bible” has been the most comprehensive reference guide to firearms and their specifications. Covering every firearms manufacturer in the world, the 105th edition contains new and existing product  sections on ammunition, optics and accessories, plus up-to-date handgun and rifle ballistics tables. This latest version includes coverage on the 50th anniversary of the Remington Model 110 and the 140th anniversary of the Winchester Model 1873.

Trolling Big-Water Walleyes: Secrets of the Great Lakes Fishing Guides, Charter Captains and Walleye Pros

By W.H. Chip Gross
Kent State University Press, 118 Library, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio, 44242, Contact: Susan Cash, scash@kent.edu, www.kentstateuniversitypress.com; paperback, 128 pp.; $29.25.
On big, open water like the Great Lakes, sprawling reservoirs, and large North American rivers, trolling puts more walleyes in the boat per hour than any other fishing method. Why? Because if done correctly, the lure or bait is always in the fish’s strike zone. In this detailed instructional guide, illustrated with more than 50 color photos and complemented by time-tested fish-catching secrets from experts, fishermen will learn to catch walleyes from those who chase this highly prized sport fish for a living.

Wild Steelhead – The Lure and Lore of a Pacific Northwest Icon

By Sean M. Gallagher
Wild River Press, 425-486-3638, P.O. Box 13360, Mill Creek, WA, 98082, Contact: Thomas Pero, tom@wildriverpress.com, wildriverpress.com; two volumes hardcover, 673 pp.; $150.
During the 1960s, when Sean Gallagher — now a retired school teacher — was 16, his mother took him fishing for steelhead on the Skagit River in Washington. She hired a guide who, when the boat of a competing guide came around
the bend, reached for a pistol and blasted it in the direction of the intruder. This, and other tales, are told in this two-volume slipcased set illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs.
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