Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019
A wonderful walk with a fellow bird hunter. Mr. Schultz does a fine job with his collection of stories that touches all the emotions as a good book will do. A touch of how to that is helpful but not overwhelming as the stories unfold in many different subject from the world of bird hunting. You get a lot of useful info from traveling and learning about the different bird species around the U.S. Then again the author does not shy away from luck playing a part in so much of hunting something wild. Well done Mr. Schultz, didn't surprise me as you wrote from the heart with plain old fashioned truth!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2019
Endless October is a wonderful collection of stories told by a true traveling bird hunter. This collection of stories by Randy Schultz is a fun read & contains information that is useful to beginners to the sport as well as seasoned veterans. Randy hits on all the things that make our sport magic! He also covers many of the mistakes that we have all made in the field. Haven’t we all been hung up in a barbed wire fence or beat up by cactus? The only way to learn is to put your dog out there & burn boot leather. As You read you will understand that you are gonna mess up so just learn from it & enjoy our sport. Also contained in these stories is information about hunting across the country - how to do it & what to expect on the road & in the field and all the prep & research that goes with it. I was especially impressed by Randy’s description of his first major field trial win. Mr. Schultz nailed all the emotions that go with hunting your old hound against the best! A well trained wild bird dog doesn’t know that he can be beat. That’s a human emotion. Well done Mr. Schultz. I hope that you add to this collection!
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019
I read this book on a Friday night in one sitting. Randy tells a good story. I love the diversity of the birds and the cover that Randy describes, grouse in the Great Lakes states, sharpies and Huns in Montana, scaled quail in Texas and New Mexico. My favorite chapter was about Bo, the English Setter, in the Quail Unlimited Field Trial. You gotta love a dog that doesn’t have no in his heart! I also loved reading about Randy taking a generous limit of ruffs over his Brittany’s points. Oh, and I laughed out loud reading about Randy’s $200 guns. This book is a great read! I highly recommend it.
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2019
This book was a gift for my dad, a good friend of the author's. He absolutely loved it! There were stories about field trials my dad was at and places they hunted together. He really enjoyed reading it.
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019
I bought this book and could not put it down. Randy put his heart into it and you can tell it’s written by someone that’s as passionate about bird dogs as they are for this wonderful thing we call Upland Bird Hunting! It’s a must have if you enjoy bird dogs and bird hunting.
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2019
I got this book shortly after it was published. It is an entertaining read. It evokes so many memories of hunting quail with my dad and my brothers. From the thick woods to the open fields, just to be outside was like a small piece of eternity. Each story tells a tale of companionship and the deep love that develops between a man and his dog through years of working and enjoying life together. There is joy, humor, and even sadness. I highly recommend this to all bird hunters and dog lovers in general.