Hunting,  Quotes

Five Quotes By Nash Buckingham

Theophilus “Nash” Buckingham (May 31 1880- March 10, 1971) was an American author and conservationist from Tennessee. Mr.Buckingham is best remembered for his shorts stories that were collected and complied into the book  De Shootinest Gent’man 


“A duck call in the hands of the unskilled is one of conservation’s greatest assets”

De Shootinest Gent’man 


“How kind it is that most of us will never know when we have fired our last shot.”

— Nash Buckingham Letters to John Bailey ,George Bird Evans 


“The best long range shotgun load to have in one’s boat for mallards is a fine retriever.”

Field & Stream


“What are more delightful than one’s emotions when approaching a trout stream for the initial cast?”Tell me, if you can, of anything that’s finer than an evening in camp with a rare old friend and a dog after one’s heart”

Mark Right!


“Morale in shooting has become superficial. The flavor and romance which graced old-time shooting standards and companionships among gentlefolk are being forced to wave the white flag to protuberant boorishness” 

De Shootinest Gent’man

I am a proud native of North Carolina with a deep love for the sporting lifestyle and everything Southern. My book collection seems to grow endlessly, and I have a particular fondness for collecting vintage duck decoys. Despite appearing content, my heart longs to return to Africa for another safari adventure. John 3:16


  • LtCol Henderson Marriott

    First rate. The dog on the cover of Nash Buckingham’s De Shootinest Gent’man
    resembles an Irish Water Spaniel whose roots are found in the more recent Boykin Spaniel,
    of which breed I have been the proud owner. Mr. Buck was a classic one of a kind gentleman,
    and would approve my use of a Fox 1925 HE SuperFox, a Long Range LC Smith, and a 1923
    Parker Bros. A-grade. As Filson placed on their earlier gear: “Might as well have the best”.