Sporting Clays/Gun Reviews
On Buckeye Lake
Trail Riding Peruvian Horses
Gone To The Dogs
In his book, "George Bird Evans Introduces," the author relates this anecdote from Franz Osthaus, son of my favorite painter of setters and pointers: ...
Even at 1:30 in the morning, the Wal-Mart parking lot in a small Appalachian town is never deserted. A sheriff’s cruiser slowly checks ...
When The Birds Come Down
Give me a creek in my woodcock coverts. Not a wide, deep rude one that dumps water in my boots when I want to wade across, nor a slatternly one ...
Mardi's Man and the Game Gun Conundrum
He is the sportsman I always wanted to be. In the autumn before his 90th year, he is still out there. Dove hunting. Foraging for puff ...
One Perfect Day
The wild rice is from the home office, grown and harvested by members of the Ojibway Nation near the farthest reaches of our ruffed grouse hunting. ...
In Praise of The Home-Schooled ...
To our way of thinking, top flight companion gun dog trainers do it on the dog’s pace and in concert with the dog’s owners. Such ...
Gold Bond Pals
Years ago, an ambitious truck dealership deep in the heart of the Great Lakes states ran an autumn advertising campaign which read, “If you ...
7 Come 11: Bet the Breeder
I refuse to believe it’s a crapshoot. Each time it’s my turn to choose, I have a plan. I have science. I have research. I ...
The Leash That Runs Both Ways
A late summer afternoon steams over the raucous lakefront restaurant. The bass player Dan and I are on break, giving the evening’s ...
What Was I Thinking?
The yodeling began at 1:19 AM. Before that, the song had been a low mournful moan, sort of a cross between a sad spiritual and the way the ...
On Ridin' Dirty and Bein' Woke
Cat Ballou loves to ride in the truck. Open that door, and she's up and in, waiting patiently for her seat belt to be hooked before we can ...
Brewing Up A Mt. Storm
When heavy March showers finally washed into April sunshine, my "new" friend James Ramsey brought his young English setter, Mt. Storm, for ...
A Thundershirt For Boots
When I inherited Boots, a Labrador from British bloodlines, he was extremely gun nervous. He cringed at the blank gun during training sessions, ...
A Dog For Aunt Becky
My Aunt Becky is struggling this time ‘round in the hospital. She has rejected all forms of treatment - exercise, meds, even ...
Annie Oakley And Dave The Red Cross Dog
Annie Oakley was the shooting star of American Legend. She and her husband Frank also were the consummate performers. It was only natural ...
When I first knew Bob Thompson, we hunted horseback for released quail on Bob's farm and neighboring property in southeastern Ohio. A ...
A Dog Named Cat
It's an old story. You walk in out of curiosity. You're not looking for company. You're not thinking, at least won't admit to ...
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