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The Line

A Story of a Hunter, a Breed and Their Bond

by (author) William A. Urseth

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2010
Breeds, General
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Striking a perfect point, flushing grouse for hours, and retrieving perfectly to hand, two German shorthaired pointer dogs named Jäger and Cent are at the heart of this huntsman’s memoir. After hiring an expert to find the best of this breed in the world, William Urseth created “The Line”?generations of dogs that not only won countless tournaments but also created countless highs and heartbreaks in their lifetimes of bird hunting and spending days in the field. Centering on stories about the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, the kennel and dogs there, and the hunts in the northern Midwest of the U.S., these dog tales comprise an entertaining and touching look at the German shorthaired pointer breed and one man’s relationship with it.

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Contributor Notes

William A. Urseth is the author of Death Spiral, the editor in chief of Menz Tournament Hunter magazine in the U.S. and Menz magazine in Canada, and  the host of the latter magazine's Where the Adventure Never Ends radio show in eastern Canada. He has been a recurring host on Trevor Gowdy's television program In the Hunt, and he is the cohost of Quest for the One, on the Versus television network. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Editorial Reviews

"The author is a natural storyteller."  “Booklist

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