TIVOLI, Texas – A new sportsman’s book, A History of North American Goose Hunting: Images of the Morning’s Sport, by G.K. Chambers, offers a page-turning, fascinating look at the sport and is now available to the public.
‘Images of the Morning’s Sport’ is packed more than 500 antique and vintage images of hunters, hunting camps, decoys, guns, and the many dogs employed in waterfowling. It tracks goose fowling from early subsistence hunting, to market hunting, to the sport hunting of today.
Tracking the development of the sport from the earliest etchings, tintypes, albumen prints, and up through film photography, this pictorial history traces the development of techniques not much changed in the past century and a half.
The 551-page hardcover coffee table book includes long-outlawed and rarely seen images of hunts with live decoys, and notes the intricate techniques used with them. It also outlines the role early goose hunters played in the evolution of the conservation movement. Waterfowl management techniques such as refuges, banding, and licensing are also covered.
“I suspect that A History of North American Goose Hunting: Images of the Morning’s Sport will become one of the most referenced sporting books of the 21st Century,” writes R.K. Sawyer in his foreword to the book. Sawyer is the author of A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting: The Decoys, Guides, Clubs, and Place, 1870s to 1970s.
A History of North American Goose Hunting: Images of the Morning’s Sport is available online at goosehuntinghistory.com, through Amazon, or by mail from: G.K. Chambers, 15350 CR 314, Tyler, TX 75706. It is priced at $86 per volume, shipping included.
More information is available from [email protected] or by calling (903) 315-0614.