This waterfowling classic recounts the esteemed artist and skilled duck hunter David Hagerbaumer’s half century of experiences hunting brant and other species along the Pacific Coast. Since his early days on the marsh in the 1920s, Hagerbaumer perfected the art and sport of waterfowling both painting wood ducks and mallards and hunting every sporting bird species across North America. He especially appreciated the black brant of the Pacific, saying they symbolized all that is wild and free.
In this recognized classic Hagerbaumer has compiled his best-loved stories and recollections of waterfowl hunting and accompanies the text with his fine illustrations.
David Hagerbaumer—waterfowler, naturalist, and artist—grew up during the Great Depression and began duck hunting, trapping, and fishing at the age of eight in order to help support his family. He went on to spend most of his life drawing and painting the birds he loved.