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Upland Autumn: Birds, Dogs, and Shotgun Shells

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In this collection of original stories, highly acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William Tapply shares his finest stories of bird hunting in the Northeast country. Every season for over thirty years, Tapply has hunted the fields and backcountry of New England. Tapply’s warmth and knack for evoking the subtle, telling details of the places and hunts that he loves will s ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Skyhorse (first published 2009)
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Brent
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is depressing.

Every grouse hunter knows that development is ruining what's left of the nation's natural cover, that kids aren't interested in wing shooting because their parents insist on tennis lessons and soccer camps and that preserve hunts aren't the real thing.

We all agree- but reading about these grim realities over and over gets old quickly.

The best part of the book is the bit about how the author came to own a mentor's Parker 20 gauge. That part is excellent, but the rest depre
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Thomas Nevins
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great reminiscent read about days spent upland hunting in new england with good friends, sometimes good dogs and a lot of missed grouse...
Fanugee
This was the first book I have read by this author and I will be looking for more. The stories are short and punctuated with humor.
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William G. Tapply (1940–2009) was an American author best known for writing legal thrillers. A lifelong New Englander, he graduated from Amherst and Harvard before going on to teach social studies at Lexington High School. He published his first novel, Death at Charity’s Point, in 1984. A story of death and betrayal among Boston Brahmins, it introduced crusading lawyer Brady Coyne, a fishing enthu ...more

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