Celebrate the rich heritage and appeal of the sporting lifestyle on an epic journey as a guest at the greatest Orvis-endorsed wingshooting destinations in Great Hunting Lodges of North America. Smell the fire in the hearth, hear the laughter of friends on the porch, taste the hearty home-cooked meals, and feel the call of the fields and the quarry with this truly unique celebration of world-class hunting destinations. In conjunction with Orvis, the company that has been serving sportsmen since 1856, this lavishly illustrated book is a must-have for any wingshooter who dreams of planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip or who wants to bring a piece of the lodge lifestyle home. With text by Orvis's Paul Fersen, Great Hunting Lodges of North America offers fascinating profiles of each destination, including detailed information on each lodge's amenities and activities, as well as its available game species and wildlife. Beautiful fullcolor photography of each lodge, its architecture and décor, and the surrounding countryside complement beautiful hunters-in-action photography by some of America's best outdoor photographers. Featuring more than 15 Orvis-endorsed hunting lodges from Utah to Georgia, this is a must-have for any outdoorsman, as well as anyone interested in the lodge lifestyle.
"If you need to feast your imagination on angling destinations where the quality of fishing is matched by the quality of accommodations, dining, and fireside creature comforts, treat yourself to Orvis's Great Fishing Lodges of North America: Fly Fishing's Finest Destinations (Rizzoli International Publications, hardbound, 240 pages, $50). This book stands on its artistic merits as a beautiful photographic album of fly-fishing in North America. But its main purpose is to identify 47 top-drawer fly-fishing venues, some at the edge of what's left of wilderness and some tucked away remarkably close to what passes for civilization. You'll find not only the obvious allure of Alaskan lodges but also of Chatham's Bar Inn on Cape Cod, the Homestead in western Virginia, Blackberry Farm in the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. The mountain west and southwest are well represented with more than 20 lodges, ranches, and resorts for all sorts of piscine quarry as well as a half dozen camps and lodges in Canada. Author Paul Fersen offers crisp, informative descriptions of each venue, including, of course, the species to be fished for in these stunning settings. Fersen's book will considerably lengthen your bucket list."
Gray's Sporting Journal
"Great Hunting Lodges of North America: Wingshooting's Finest Destinations (Rizzoli) is a lavishly illustrated look at the very best upland and waterfowl hunting destinations around... Even if you're merely an armchair adventurer who's never fired a shotgun the great outdoor photography is worth the price of admission in its own right." Luxist
"A really beautiful coffee table book... Great Hunting Lodges of North America - Wingshooting's Finest Destinations is a collection of photographs of nature shots and hunting lodges beyond my comprehension. These lodges are almost as magnificent as the natural surroundings they are located in. Great Hunting Lodges of North America is produced by Orvis in conjunction with the Rizzoli publishing house. A companion book featuring the Great Fishing Lodges of North America also is available." Northwest Herald