Between the Coverts – The Shooter’s Bedside Book by Charles Smith-Jones
Whether you are an experienced shot or a novice, you will find plenty within to inform, entertain and amuse.
A glance at the A to Z section of quarry species gives a very good idea of the scope of the book, which ranges from the commonplace to the unusual. Of course, there are entries for pheasant and partridge (both grey and redleg), but also for black grouse, ptarmigan and golden plover, plus the various species of goose and duck. The author describes them in detail their appearance, their habitats, and their habits.
He does not ignore the four-legged quarry either, as hare, squirrel, and rabbit, for example, are all included too. So whatever your chosen quarry, you will find an accurate description, as well as an unusual fact, a tip for improving your equipment or your technique, or a useful titbit of information that will not only stand you in good stead for your shooting day but also increase your enjoyment.
Charles Smith-Jones is widely respected as a lecturer in Game and Wildlife Management and a regular contributor to the Shooting Times and Deer.