Part of the reason we started MoF is because we felt that fresh, down to muddy earth writing about the upland experience, unencumbered by formulaic nostalgia, is a hard thing to find. But when we do come across those all-too-rare exceptions, we’d like to offer props and give our readers a heads up. A while back I discovered a fine book – a book that finally takes a humorous, unflinching look at the reality of owning, and more importantly living with, bird dogs.
“Reverse Points: Bird Dogs Reconsidered” is truly a fun read, full of great, atypical pics of canine partners doing what they do best (especially when they’re at their worst). The book features the photography of Nancy Anisfield, taken at dog training clinics and on hunting trips around the country. Contributors include Alan Liere, Jon M. Bronson, , Michael A. Halleran, Tom Parmelee and our own Matt Crawford.
From the publisher:
“Tired of all the noble tales and images of gun dogs, Nancy Anisfield and five other outdoor humor writers take a look at the darker side of bird dogs and stare it in the face, even though that face is coated in mud with a cluster of slobber-laced pheasant feathers matted to its jowl.”
Definitely a kindred spirit.
Reverse Points can be ordered through Ugly Dog Hunting.
(p.s. – we aren’t in the business of product endorsements, just celebrating and supporting good writing.)
2 thoughts on “Reverse Points: Bird Dogs Reconsidered”
Every bird dogger should have a copy of this book.
Excellent photos and writing.
Well, shucks…thanks for the kind words.
I’ve got a copy or two around the house. People seem to like it. Or at least they say they do.