I suspect this may be a classic and embarrasingly I don't know what it is. All I can remember was reading this in 3rd grade. It was, or at least began as, the story of a young boy, told in the first person. I remember only that his father was a poacher (pheasants I think). It definitely had that "literature feel" at least to a 3rd grader. I suspect it was a substantial book and not a children's book. That's all I can remember, nothing more. Any ideas?