Walter Lesser is a legend of upland culture and wildlife conservation.
Walter Lesser is author of the book The Real Ryman Setter, a look into the history of this famous breed that he carried on from George Bird Evans and George Ryman. As a wildlife biologist for the state of West Virginia, he influenced important conservation projects for the Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock and many other species over his long career.
This inspiring short film presented by the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund takes us from his first Woodcock in Long Island, NY over a Beagle to his days afield with the legendary George Bird Evans. Filmed in the famous location refereed to by George Bird Evans as “The Gates” in the Canaan Valley of West Virginia.