Images of the Hunt
R.K. Sawyer, Hardcover 2020
A Photographic History of Texas Waterfowling
Images of the Hunt: A Photographic History of Texas Waterfowling is a pictorial celebration of Texas waterfowl hunting, its over 240 images capturing crane, goose, duck, and shorebird hunting from about 1900 to the end of the century. The images show how hunters got to the field, progressing from mules to trains to automobiles, sails to motorboats and airboats, and the many kinds of marsh buggies that were developed over the years. The reader will follow where the hunter stayed in the field – from tents to trapper shacks, camps to houseboats and hunting clubs, as well as the evolution of gadgets and gear sportsmen used in the field, their firearms, duck boats, blinds, decoys, and retrievers. In short, it’s a nostalgic look back through the eyes of the sportsman to a time and place that, for the most part, no longer exists.
R.K. Sawyer is the author of A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting: The Decoys, Guides, Clubs, and Places, 1870s to 1970s (2012) and Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws (2013). His latest book, Images of the Hunt: A Photographic History of Texas Waterfowling (2020) is a pictorial celebration of Texas waterfowl hunting, its over 240 images capturing crane, goose, duck, and shorebird hunting from about 1900 to the end of the century.
Rob has been a waterfowl hunter since 1964, the seeds of his lifelong passion sown on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. He currently resides in Sugar Land, Texas, with his wife Wendy and Matagorda Mattie, a black Labrador Retriever. Rob can be found each year from September through February prowling the Texas prairie and coast for ducks and snipe.