Book: Rooster!

If you’ve got a hard-to-please hunter on your Christmas list this year, look no further. Rooster: A Tribute to Pheasant Hunting in North America, by renowned Bozeman photographer Dale Spartas, is sure to find a proud place on any sportsman’s bookshelf or coffee table. Representing 25 years of collected work, this handsome hardback laces together nearly every aspect of pheasant hunting into a single volume, as big and beautiful as the bird it celebrates. Rooster combines 160 full-color photos with engaging editorial by accomplished outdoor writers from around the country; the result is an extremely attractive book that’s also an excellent read. Gear and guns; dog-training challenges and triumphs; conservation and land stewardship; skill and strategy honed over long, hard seasons—it’s all inside Rooster. And at a meaty 128 pages, it’ll take many hunting seasons to fully digest this book. From the time-honored friendships and family traditions to the single-minded pursuit and sheer thrill of the hunt—by dogs and humans alike—Rooster gracefully captures the collective spirit of pheasant-hunting and is a fine addition to our ever-expanding canon of bird-hunting literature. Signed copies are available direct from the photographer. A leather-bound, limited edition (run of 200, signed and numbered) is available for $150. Contact DCS Publishing at 406-585-0038 or visit