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Grouse Hunting with Author Mark Parman


Grouse Hunting with Author Mark Parman

Sat., 9/30/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Aldo Leopold wrote, "There are two kinds of hunting: ordinary hunting, and ruffed-grouse hunting."

Like Leopold, Mark Parman takes to the woods when the aspens are smoky gold. He distills twenty seasons of grouse hunting in an evocative almanac that chronicles the early season of the grouse hunt through its end in the snows of January. He writes of old dogs and gun lust, cover and clear cutting, climate change, companions male and female, wildlife art, and stumps.

Parman will read from the book, released this fall in paperback, answer questions and sign copies. It's sure to be an entertaining reading and conversation with Mark, and it's happening right around the start of Wisconsin's Ruffed grouse season! Free and no registration or tickets required.

Support for this program provided by the Marathon County Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Mark Parman is a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Loyal Order of Dedicated Grouse Hunters. He is coauthor of "Fat Tire Wisconsin: A Mountain Bike Trail Guide" and teaches English and journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Marathon County. He has written for Sports Afield, Pointing Dog Journal, and other outdoor magazines.
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Brief: Author, hunter and UW-Marathon County Senior Lecturer Mark Parman will read from his book "A Grouse Hunter's Almanac," newly released in paperback that chronicles 20 seasons of hunts. Q&A and signing to follow. Free and no registration or tickets required.

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