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David Douglas Duncan

Beginnings

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Man, in field with dog, in foreground shooting at covey of flying quail in background against tree-lined sky.

"[In the] autumn of 1938, Scott Harrison of Kansas City extended an invitation [to Duncan] . . . to join him for a week in Missouri's quail-laden farmlands bordering the Ozarks. The coveys broke fast for nearby hedgerows but Harrison was even faster. He never missed." Yankee Nomad, p. 23.