Summer 2018 Feature: Learning to See

By Tim Flanigan

An excerpt from Learning to See…When I hunt ruffed grouse, I choose to kill only male grouse. When I hunt woodcock, I choose to kill only male woodcock.”

My personal hero, the late Roger Latham, Ph.D., made this bold statement to the Sixteenth Class of Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officers at the Ross Leffler School of Conservation in 1975. A renowned wildlife biologist, famous outdoor writer and an avid upland hunter, Latham respected the value of females to the survival of wildlife species, just as nature tends to favor them.

I was incredulous to think that anyone could identify the sex of these birds in flight since they are monomorphic; that is, similar in appearance. Few hunters can

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