Copyright/published Year: 2007 by Stoneydale
The tradition of a life being shaped by the rigors, challenges ì and joys of hunting looms large in this new book by Mitch Rohlfs ì of Yakima, Washington, which details the transformation of a ì young boy on his first rabbit hunt to an international big game ì hunter and accomplished upland bird hunter. Rather than a book of ì instruction, "Cottontails to Kudu" is about learning and the ì discovery of the many aspects of the sport of hunting. This ì 256-page volume includes dozens of photographs and takes the ì reader on duck and goose hunts on the Chesapeake Bay, bobwhite ì quail and woodcock hunts in the Deep South, rabbit hunts with ì beagles in Pennsylvania and Alabama, chukar partridge hunts with ì pointing dogs in Nevada, sharptailed grouse hunts in Montana as ì well as big game hunts for whitetailed deer, elk, bear, Dall and ì Stone sheep, African plains game and many other adventures. Pennsylvania born and raised, W. Mitchell Rohlfs was born in ì Philadelphia in 1953 and grew up in Lancaster and Wynnewood. He ì graduated from Ursinus College in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science ì degree in biology, then completed a Master's Degree in forest ì entomology from Auburn University in 1978 and went on to complete ì a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in entomology from Auburn in 1983. ì He worked as a research scientist for Abbott Laboratories from ì 1983 to 1995 and began Rohlfs Agricultural Research in 1995, a ì business he continues to operate out of Yakima, Washington. ì Rohlfs has been a avid hunter since early childhood and has ì hunted big game in 10 countries on four continents, plus New ì Zealand. He is especially passionate about hunting upland birds ì with pointing dogs and typically spends 50 or more days each year ì in that pursuit. For 10 years he operated Expeditions Unlimited, ì a hunting booking agency arranging hunting trips throughout the ì world for hunters. He has published 21 scientific articles as ì well as many popular articles in such magazines as Guns and ì Hunting, Safari, Idaho Outdoor Digest and Washington Game and ì Fish He is past president of the Yakima Valley Audubon Society, a ì past secretary and vice president of the Central Washington ì Safari Club, where he currently serves as conservation chairman. ì He is also a member of Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, the ì North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, and the ì National Rifle Association.
"Cottontails to Kudu" is in 6x9-inch hardcover format. 256 pages, ì many photographs.
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