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Publisher's Summary

Tales of New England bird hunting by an acclaimed novelist and sportsman.

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 30 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 stir a new appreciation and excitement in every listener.

With his dog Burt, Tapply takes the listener out to his best spots. These are hard-charging tales of success and disappointment, anticipation, and triumph - familiar feelings to any experienced hunter. Tapply combines passion, wisdom, and wit in the nearly twenty stories presented in Upland Autumn. With rich prose and Tapply’s strong eye for detail, this book is a fine testament to bird hunting, bird hunters, and the rugged country that they tread each and every season. For those who love to hunt and those who simply love great outdoor writing, this is Upland Autumn.

©2009 William G. Tapply (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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great stories

If you love stories about upland bird hunting then this is a great book I thoroughly enjoyed it I listened to audio books because I work long shifts driving a truck. Stories like this helps me think about what I'll be doing when I'm not working.

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A beautiful read!

For readers l young and old, a beautiful telling of the woods and life outside of the every day hustle. This book makes it easy to relax and yearn to go outdoors with a double barrel shotgun. Narration was great! Good pacing and a great fit to the author! Read it!

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Upland hunts are delightfully simply complex

Anyone who has appreciated the autumn woods, the work of a sporting dog, and the abrupt and starling flush of upland birds will find themselves in this collection of stories. Maybe too sentiment for some, but this is how it was, somewhere perhaps how it still is, and just maybe there are places where the peace and majesty of a walk in the hills relives these stories again and again.

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Great book

As a avid upland bird hunter in 2021 at 31 years old I can relate to and agree with what is written in this book.

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Upland Autumn

Hated for it to end reminded me so much of the way it used to be and will be listening to it again

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Transports You to a Different Time and Place

For those of us "of a certain age" when it was common to see shotguns hanging in the back of pickup trucks in the high school parking lot . . . and not a thing was thought of it, this book will transport you to a different place and time . . . when everyone knew that it was completely normal for boys to want to shoot things and toy stores were filled with cap guns and sling shots and every other imaginable weapon . . . and when the outdoors was the ultimate playground . . .and hunting ground. I so loved this book, that took me back to my own childhood, of roaming the woods with my dad, learning to shoot with my dad and running trot lines in the misty mornings on the Nolin River in Kentucky . . . and I'm a girl . . . was a girl so many years ago . . . and that country girl still lives in me, the one who was and is in awe of every single thing the good Lord made and gave us dominion over. And a sadness came over me, listening to this book, that my own grandchildren can never grasp the wonder of what my husband and I had growing up, wandering freely in the woods, up and down the creeks and hollers. This is more than a hunting and nature book, it is a book for everyone, who has ever experienced a different time than the one we live in now . . . and deeply desires a trip back. Don't miss it.

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Whimsical and realistic

You get transported to a beautiful world with this one. If you hunt this is what you always wish you’d read about. 1st chapter will captivate you and draw you in. It gets better and better.

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Great collection of hunting stories

Narrator does a great job of re-telling these bird hunting stories. You will enjoy this book if you cobsider yourself a grouse shortener, turkey hunter or pursue pheasant.

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Got me day dreaming at work

There were many moments in this story that made me smile and remember my first times bird hunting.

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Wasn't sure what to expect with this book. But I learned a lot more than expected!

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Great book!

Well narrated book on bird hunting. A classic and wonderful account of his life hunting.