The world of sporting literature has a new classic from one of the planet’s most widely traveled hunters. Call Time…The World of Wingshooting with the largest outdoor TV producer in history, is a book and film production more than 30 years in the making. Author and Executive Producer Chris Dorsey, along with a team of the world’s best sporting life photographers and cinematographers, embarked on expeditions to distant corners of the globe to create an indelible portrait of wingshooting.
Dorsey has spent the past 30 years investigating and chronicling the finest bird hunting destinations on the planet while producing nearly 60 outdoor adventure television series. In the process, his teams have amassed a library of more than 100,000 hours of HD footage and nearly 150,000 photographs, making Call Time (the book and companion film set) an unmatched celebration of the world of wingshooting.
The stunning, large-format book chronicles 18 different wingshooting adventures on four continents. Its chapters feature pheasant, bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, woodcock, greywing francolin, ocellated turkey, spurfowl, sandgrouse, duck, goose, perdiz, dove and driven shoots for red-legged partridge, guineafowl, pheasants and grouse.
Internationally acclaimed photographers Dusan Smetana, Marcos Furer, Lee Kjos, Gary Kramer, John MacGillivray and many others spent thousands of hours in remote locations to capture a stunning collection of images that help make the 300-page opus an instant classic. Each chapter features a 10-minute corresponding film shot on location during the creation of Call Time.
“This has been a monumental team effort to produce an epic collection of wingshooting stories and imagery the likes of which has never before been created,” says Dorsey. “We set out a long time ago to bring together the world’s most talented team to create an enduring work.”
Dorsey’s productions—including Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey airing on Outdoor Channel and in syndication on more than 120 stations coast to coast–are seen across the globe on a variety of networks. Some of those networks include ABC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic, HGTV, DIY, Travel Channel, ESPN, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen, WGN America, Outdoor Channel and other affiliates across Europe, Asia and South America.
Chris Dorsey is also the author of 12 books on outdoor and natural history subjects and his work has appeared in scores of sporting periodicals across the English speaking world as well as National Geographic, Forbes, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report and many others. He’s a member of the Outdoor Legends Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Ray Scott Trailblazer Award as well as the Curt Gowdy Memorial Award.
Call Time is available in two distinctive editions. The hardcover Collector’s Edition along with a companion DVD set (2.5 hours) sells for $75. The leather-bound Deluxe Edition, limited to 500 individually numbered books along with the companion DVD set, retails for $125.