Dale Dalrymple
Dale's Decoy Den
32210 McGinnis Rd
Albany, Ohio 45710
740-698-5060
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Hunting Books and Publications For Sale

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NEW & USED BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

AUTHORS W Thru Z



Walden, Howard L., II. Big Stony. Derrydale Press. 1993. Walden is one of those writers you feel you know, and his writing is more like him talking with you. Join him on some fine trout streams. A great read! Illustrated with color prints and line drawings by Milton C. Weiler. Dark blue leather with gilt decoration and color patse down medallion on front cover. Mint in publisher's shrink wrap. $25

Walden, Howard L., II. Upstream & Down. Derrydale Press. 1993. Walden is one of those writers you feel you know, and his writing is more like him talking with you. Join him on some fine trout streams. A great read! Illustrated with color prints and line drawings by Milton C. Weiler. Dark blue leather with gilt decoration and color patse down medallion on front cover. Mint in publisher's shrink wrap. $30

Walrod, Dennis. Grouse Hunter's Guide, Solid facts, insight and observations on how to hunt the ruffed grouse. Stackpole. 1985, 1st ed, 1st printg. 192p w/ recipes. Kind of a different slant from the regular grouse hunting books. Illus w/ photos, tables. Fine w/o dj. $10 SOLD

WATERMAN, CHARLEY. THE HUNTER'S WORLD. 1976, STATED 1ST. 4to, 250pp, W/ 300 ILLUS, MANY IN COLOR. INCLUDES BIG GAME, WATERFOWL AND SMALL GAME. MASTERFUL! FV $20

WATERMAN, CHARLEY. HUNTING IN AMERICA. 1973, 1ST. 4to, 250pp. "FROM INDIANS TO TODAY'S SPORTSMAN: THE EPIC STORY OF GAME AND FIREARMS." 100'S OF COLOR PHOTOS. VF $20

Waterman, Charles F. Hunting Upland Birds. 1972. Winchester Press. 1st ed. 310pp. Covers bobwhite, desert, mountain and valley quail, pheasant, Hungarian partridge, chukar, doves, pigeons, ruffed grouse, woodcock, snipe, prairie grouse, ptarmigan, rabbits, squirrels, turkeys, guns, dogs, places to hunt. Wow! All in one book. Fine w/o dj. $20 SOLD

WATERS, TOM F. TIMBERDOODLE TALES. 1993, 1ST. IT TAKES A BIG MAN TO ADMIT THAT HE GOES INTO THE WOODS ARMED ONLY WITH A DOG, A SHOTGUN AND SOMETIMES A COMPANION TO SEEK WOODCOCK WITH THE INTENTION TO REDUCE THEM TO POSSESSION. WATERS DOES. COME TO THINK OF IT, SO DO I. IF YOU DO, READ THIS BOOK. THERE ARE SOME GROUSE IN HERE ALSO. VERY WELL WRITTEN, AND DIFFERENT SLANT ON THE PERSUIT OF THIS WONDERFUL LITTLE GAME BIRD. ILLUS BY CHARLES J JOHNSTON. VF $35

WATROUS, GEORGE, AND HALL, T.E., AND RIKHOFF, JIM. THE HISTORY OF WINCHESTER FIREARMS, 1866-1975 Winchester Press (for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited). 1975.1st ed thus. This custom slipcased version has been published in a special limited edition of 1000 SIGNED, numbered copies for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited as authorized by the surviving co-authors. Large 4to, 229p. Bound in brown leather with silk marker ribbon bound in. Slipcase coming unglued and with shelf rubs but is still doing its job of protecting the book: call it vg-. Book is #575/1000 and is a s good as the day it was produced, Very Fine in very fine slipcase. Revised and expanded over previous editions. Pictures and statistics plus text on all the various firearms developed and produced. ISBN: 0876912080 Winchester firearms, firearms, shotguns, Amwell Press, Winchester, winchester press, rifles, long guns,black powder, smokless, shooting, ballistics, hunting, pistols, handguns, centerfire, rimfire, history, research, antiques, collectibe. $60 SOLD

Weaver, Richard D. Grouse Dogs, A Professional Trainer's Journal. Countrysport Press. 2005. 1st edition. 148pp, photos. This is not a training book, but rather the journal of a professional dog trainer and a dyed in the wool grouse hunter. It is well worth reading. 0892726520. Brand New in new dj. $25 Temporarily out of stock.

Wetmore, Alexander. Water, Prey, and Game Birds of North America. 1965. 1st ed. 464pp. Lots of photos and drawings, all in color. Also included at the back are 6 records (in a 12p. Booklet) of bird sounds! All still intact. Very informative book to read or just for browsing or reference. Very Fine in vg+ dj. $23

Williamson, F. Phillips, editor. The Waterfowl Gunner's Book. 1986. 1st trade ed. 282pp. Illus by my old friend, Donald, Doc, Shoffstall. An anthology of 29 chapters by various author covering waterfowling from the 1850s to 1978. Mr. Williamson gives interesting background info in his introductions to each chapter. I guess you can be a waterfowler without this book, but it is more fun with it! Not a how too, but a when, why and where book. Meeting new authors will give you other books to search out. As New in as new slipcase. $55

Willow Creek Press, edited by Steve Smith. Encyclopedia of North American Sporting Dogs. 2002. 1st ed. Willow Creek Press. Written by sportsmen for sportsmen. 4to (12" tall). Whether you want to check out the characteristics of various breeds or check out the background of your favorite breed, the info is in here. How to read a pedigree. Retrievers, flushers, pointers, and hounds are all included, both the well known breeds as well as the less well known. Lots of lavish photos, drawings and info for research, study or relaxed reading. New in New dj hunting, dogs, dog, flusher, flushing, retriever, retrieving, hounds, scent, sight, beagle, basset, fox, bluetick, redbone, pointer, pointers, pointing, English, setter, American, German, shorthaired, labrador, golden, Chesapeake, water, spaniel, boykin, springer, and many more! $45

WILLOW CREEK PRESS. JUST LABS. TEXT BY STEVE SMITH AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DALE SPARTAS. 10"X8" W/ 203 COLOR PHOTOS OF THESE WONDERFUL ANIMALS. VF $35

Willow Creek Press. Temple Wilderness, A Collection of Thoughts and Images On Our Spiritual Bond with the Earth. Willow Creek Press. 1996. 1st ed. 176pp, 4to. A pretty neat book--see, hear and feel the howl of the wolf, the upstream salmon run, the majesty of the sequoias, the mountains, the beauty of flowers and many other wonders we cherish in our souls. New in new dj. ISBN: 1572230517 nature,wilderness,salmon,trout,wolves,elk,pronghorn,antelope,birds,flowers. $29.50

WINTER, GALEN, EDITOR. 500 WILD GAME AND FISH RECIPES. 1985. 4to, 165pp. CARD COVERS. VF $13.95

WOLFF, DICK. PARTING SHOTS. 1987, 1ST. LTD ED OF 1000 BY AMWELL IN THEIR USUAL SPECTACULAR TRADITION. SIGNED,NUMBERED, LEATHERBOUND, GILT DECORATED VOLUME IN SLIPCASE. LIGHTER READINGS ON OUR FAVORITE SUBJECTS. ILLUS BY MIKE WATSON. ENJOYABLE. VF $55

Wolters, Richard A. The Labrador Retriever, the History... the People. Petersen. 1981, 1st. edn. 200pp, folio. From the dj flap: If you own or have ever owned a Labrador Retriever, you will love and appreciate your dog even more after you have read this book."" 36 color illustrations by such as illustrations by Ogden Pleissner, Bob (Robert K) Abbett; Edwin Magargee; Chet Reneson; Tom Hennessey; Edwin Landseer; Ward Blinks; Peter Corbin; Milt Weiler; Maynard Reece; Marguerite Kirmse; Owen Gromme; John Cowan; Diana Charles; Tara Moore; Herb Strasser; Richard Amundsen; Ralph McDonald. Also old photos of those who contributed to the breed, and many b&w illus. A cornerstone book for the Lab owner's library. ISBN: 803702. $48

Woolner, Frank. Grouse and Grouse Hunting. Crown. 1970, later prntg. 1st ed. 8vo, 192pp w/ index. Photos. The history, habits, habitat, and methods of hunting one of America's great game birds. One of the best books on the subject, and an entertaining read. Book is nr fine. Has small smudge on outside edge of last pages--does not penetrate inside. Excellent condition, very clean, very fine, as new, in better than fine dj. hunting,ruffed,grouse,upland,game,birds,bird,dogs,pointing,flushing,dog,shotguns,pointers,setters,german,shorthaired,shortthairs,springers,spaniels $35 SOLD

Woolner, Frank. Grouse and Grouse Hunting. Crown. 1970. 1st ed, 1st prntg. 8vo, 192pp w/ index. Photos. The history, habits, habitat, and methods of hunting one of America's great game birds. One of the best books on the subject, and an entertaining read. Light foxing on inside covers and feps, else better than very good in vg dj. $20 SOLD

Woolner, Frank. Timberdoodle! The Classic Guide to Woodcock and Woodcock Hunting. Nick Lyons Books. 1974 (1987) Exact reprint of the original with new Introduction by author. 168pp w/ index. Photos. A must have for anyone interested in this great little game bird. Includes natural history of the woodcock and how to hunt them, dogs, guns, clothing, etc. One of the finest books on the subject! Classic it is, and a great read. Fine in very good+ dj. $18 SOLD

Wright, Bruce S. High Tide and an East Wind, The Life story of the Black Duck. 1954. Stated 1st ed. Stackpole and Wildlife Mangaement Institute. Here is the life cycle of the black duck, as told by a scientist who is also an able writer. Illus with photos and with line drawing by Peter Ward. Map on front and back endpapers. Fine in vg dj. $35

WRIGHT, HELEN AND RAPPORT, SAMUEL, EDITORS. GREAT ADVENTURES WITH WILD ANIMALS. 1967, 1ST. INCLUDES SOME OF THE GREATS--AKELEY, CORBETT, HUNTER, ERNEST THOMPSON SETON, WM BEEBE, COUSTEAU, AND MORE. 308pp. INSIDE DJ AND INSIDE COVER WATER STAINED, BUT DON'T DEVALUE BOOK. PICTORIAL COVER IS SAME ILLUS AS DJ. NR FINE $18

WULFF, LEE. THE SPORTSMAN'S COMPANION. 1968, STATED 1ST ED. "...HOW TO IDENTIFY, STALK, FISH & HUNT FOR NORTH AMERICAN FISH & GAME, WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON EQUIPMENT, CAMPING & VARIOUS OTHER MATTERS." WRITTEN BY TED JANES, HENRY LYMAN, CLYDE ORMOND AND FRANK WOOLNER. ILLUS BY DOUGLAS ALLEN. 413pp. INCLUDES GUNS, SALTWATER, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE. HAVE 3, ALL FINE. EACH $20

YOUNG, STANLEY P. AND GOLDMAN, EDWARD A. THE PUMA, THE MYSTERIOUS AMERICAN CAT. 1946, 1ST. 358pp INCLUDING BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX. COLOR FRONTIS PEICE BY WALTER A WEBER. PHOTOS, TABLES. ONE OF FEW BOOKS ON 'OUR LION'. F IN VG DJ. $50

ZAIDLE, DON. AMERICAN MAN-KILLERS. 1997, 1ST, limited edition of only 500 SIGNED, numbered and slipcased copies. 'HAIR RAISING, SUSPENSFUL PROSE', ALL BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS. NOT TO BE READ ON CAMPING TRIPS! VF in vf slipcase. Special price! $55.00

Zern, Ed. How to Catch Fishermen. Appleton. 1951. 1st edn. 117pp. Wit and wisdom by one of the very best outdoor humor writer's of all times. Cartoons by author. Very Good+ w/o dj fish,fishing,humor,outdoor,zern,ed,tackle,fly. $15 SOLD SOLD

Zern, Ed. To Hell with Hunting. Appleton. 1946. 1st edn. 99pp. Wit and wisdom by one of the very best outdoor humor writer's of all times. Cartoons by author. This copy INSCRIBED BY ED ZERN TO GENE HILL! Very Good in mylar covered wrinkled, but very good dj. There will never be a duo like the two of them again. Rare offering. hunting, ed zern, outdoor humor, rabbits, wolf, wolves, guns, game cooking, deer, stag, ducks, lions, wildcats, bustrards, swans, pig-sticking, fox, foxes, bears, woodcock, corey ford, tigers. $50 SOLD

Zumbo, Jim. Mule Deer Hunting. 2001. 1st ed. 128pp, tall 4to, photos. Jim is one of the writers you can count on for sound advice. Very fine in pictorial hardcover w/o dj as issued. As new, exc+. Speical price. $18.95


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